[CITASA] Postdoc opportunity: Media, Activism, Participatory Politics, USC Annenberg

gustavo mesch gustavo at soc.haifa.ac.il
Thu Oct 14 03:27:31 EDT 2010

>> USC's Annenberg School for Communication is seeking a Postdoctoral
>> Research Associate to join its Media, Activism, Participatory
>> Politics (MAPP) Case Studies Project.
>> The Postdoctoral Research Associate will assume significant
>> responsibility in conducting case study based research for the
>> Project. This research will investigate the continuities between
>> participatory culture and civic engagement. As such, qualified
>> candidates should be aware of current research trends in fan
>> studies, civics, globalization and/or media studies and should be
>> ready to apply that knowledge to the case study research.
>> The Postdoctoral Research Associate will have earned an advanced
>> degree and/or conducted previous qualitative research in one or
>> more of the above listed areas. Successful candidates must be able
>> to work independently and apply knowledge of domestic and
>> international participatory cultures and civic action to the
>> development of innovative models of civic learning and identity.
>> Fluency in one foreign language, especially Spanish, is strongly
>> preferred. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will report to the
>> Project's Research Director.
>> The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is
>> located in the heart of downtown L.A. and is the largest private
>> employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you
>> will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of
>> the "Trojan Family," which is comprised of the faculty, students
>> and staff that make the university what it is.
>> Job Accountabilities:
>> Serves as a research trainee for the purpose of enhancing and
>> developing research competencies. Participates in planning,
>> designing and conducting highly technical and complex research
>> projects under the direction of a supervisor. May or may not work
>> independently.Identifies, researches, compiles and evaluates data
>> sources, background information and/or technology related to area
>> of specialization.
>> Analyzes and evaluates research data utilizing computers and
>> provides interpretations requiring significant knowledge of a
>> specialized area of research. Searches literature, utilizing all
>> available resources including electronic, regarding new methodology
>> and designs experiments accordingly.
>> Contributes to the development of research documentation for
>> publication and/or prepares technical reports, papers and/or records.
>> Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The
>> University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
>> The University of Southern California values diversity and is
>> committed to equal opportunity in employment.
>> more information about posted position and application details:
>> https://jobs.usc.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1286951354059

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