Just a reminder about the post-doctoral fellowship opportunity in child and youth studies at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada. Please see attached poster for details. Feel free to share widely. Postdoc_Poster
The Institute for Child & Youth Studies (I-CYS) at the University of Lethbridge seeks outstanding candidates with expertise in Child and Youth Studies to apply for a postdoctoral fellowship.
The fellowship is worth $40,000 a year, and is tenable for one year, starting in September 2014. The successful applicant will be based at the Institute for Child and Youth Studies at the University of Lethbridge.
The goals of I-CYS, like Child and Youth Studies more generally, are multidisciplinary. We therefore seek a scholar whose abilities and interests can cross the boundaries of traditional academic fields. I-CYS has a core membership of scholars with expertise in Anthropology, History, Education, Psychology, Neuroscience, and Literary Studies, and we especially welcome applications that engage with these research areas. It is expected that the successful applicant will be co-supervised by Dr. Kristine Alexander (Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Child and Youth Studies) and another member of the I-CYS core directorate according to the successful applicant’s area of study. Please see the I-CYS website for information on potential supervisors.
The fellowship is intended to support original scholarship in Child and Youth Studies. The successful candidate will also support the research programs of I-CYS and the Canada Research Chair in Child and Youth Studies. In addition to pursuing his or her own research, the Child and Youth Studies Fellow is expected to pursue community building and knowledge mobilization by organizing a workshop (the results of which should become a publication) and playing an active role in the Institute for Child and Youth Studies. Possibilities exist for involvement in teaching. The candidate is expected to reside in Lethbridge during the tenure of the award.
Candidates should have completed their PhD within the past five years (2008-present). They should have a proven record of scholarly achievement and a planned research program that expands on their doctoral work or develops new research.
Applications should include a CV, brief research proposal (under 1,000 words), three letters of reference, and one example of your written work. Please submit applications electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The fellow will receive: a research stipend of $2,000, office space, full access to University of Lethbridge facilities, and other research support as determined by need. Most importantly, the fellow will have the opportunity to engage with a dynamic group of faculty and students whose research examines what children and youth mean as social, demographic, artistic, legal, and existential categories.
Review of applications will begin April 30, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. The expected start date is September 2014.
INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION
University of London
Department of Childhood, Families and Health
Post-Doctoral Fellowship (‘Snacking’ as Social Practice Novella Node)
The appointment is available from 1 March 2014 until 2 October 2014.
Annual salary will be at Grade 7 between £30,728 and £36,661 plus £2,323
This 7 month Post-Doctoral Fellowship, funded by the Institute of Education,
will be linked to ESRC’s National Centre for Research Methods Novella Node
(Narratives of varied everyday lives and linked approaches) that is based at
Thomas Coram Research Unit. The Postdoctoral fellow will be expected to
carry out analysis of existing data as part of the Node project, Families
and Food, to produce at least one sole authored and one co-authored paper in
high quality international journals, and to contribute to writing research
proposals for future food related research in TCRU.
You will focus on the topic of snacking in family life and draw on
historical and contemporary data sources to explore the possibilities and
usefulness of conceptualising snacking as ‘social practice’ (Shove et al.,
Research questions would include: How may snacking be defined for the
purposes of this study? What are the elements – materials, competences and
meanings – which constitute snacking as a performance? Which data are useful
for answering these questions? To which other social practices is snacking
linked and how? When and where can its emergence be located historically?
What opportunities are afforded for social policy in conceptualising
snacking in this way?
Applicants who have completed a doctorate in sociology, anthropology,
history or other relevant social science are encouraged to apply.
Significant experience of the research area and understanding of theories of
social practice are essential. Experience of conducting ethnographic
research and/or re-use of qualitative or historical data would be an
Closing date: 28 February 2014
To apply online please visit http://jobs.ioe.ac.uk or tel 020 7612 6159
We positively encourage applicants from all sections of under-represented
Dr Rebecca O’Connell
Social Foundations of Education
Department of Educational Policy Studies
College of Education
University of Illinois at Chicago
Professor of Childhood and Youth
Edge Hill University
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Hours: Full time
Edge Hill is a dynamic university with a clear sense of direction, a forward-thinking culture and significant resources to invest in its future. The University seeks exceptional individuals to join our intellectually stimulating, creative and inclusive community.
The Faculty of Arts & Sciences is a diverse grouping of academic and professional traditions, with a strong sense of identity and a fast-growing reputation for its research and teaching. A number of openings have arisen for highly motivated and enthusiastic individuals to join the Faculty. We are particularly keen to continue to build our research capacity, and welcome applications from established researchers or those committed to developing their research careers.
We are seeking to appoint a Professor of Early childhood Studies. Candidates for professorships are expected to have a strong research and teaching profile, a successful track record in research income generation, experience of supervising doctoral vivas and of the external examining of research students.
This post offers the opportunity to contribute to the development of research and knowledge transfer in a key area within the Faculty’s portfolio. You will join a team of staff with research strengths in areas such as the law and policy for young children and families; social and development psychology; childhood education and care; diversity and equality; safeguarding young children and young people; international perspectives on children and families and youth culture.
The post will require an individual with the ability to integrate research and teaching, and with demonstrable experience of close collaborative working with other academics and professionals. Experience of contributing actively to the further development of their discipline through professional networks will also be important.
For informal enquiries about any of these vacancies, you may wish to contact Professor George Talbot, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) and Dean of Arts & Sciences, at George.Talbot@edgehill.ac.uk
For an online application form and job description, please visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/jobs
Closing Date: 5 Mar 2014
Date Posted: 22 Jan 2014
Please send completed applications by e-mail to email@example.com or to Human Resources, Edge Hill University, St Helens Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39 4QP.