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Postdoctoral Position for Connected Learning at UC Irvine

Position: Postdoctoral Scholar
Application Deadline: July 31, 2015

One postdoctoral position is available in the Digital Media & Learning Research Hub (, at the UC Humanities Research Institute, based on the University of California, Irvine campus. The postdoctoral scholar will collaborate in a MacArthur Foundation-funded research network on Connected Learning, investigating how digital and networked media can support interest-driven and socially connected forms of learning. The postdoctoral scholar will be responsible for conducting ethnographic and design research on interest-driven learning with digital media, with a focus on parental involvement. The project will involve building on an existing body of research to develop and study how families can more productively engage with digital media. Research, design, and writing will be conducted as part of a collaborative team effort with principle investigators and others involved in the research network.

Requirements – Candidates should have a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline and research experience with contemporary developments concerning youth, digital media and learning. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in ethnographic and online research with families and youth and expertise in learning theory, Internet research, and design research. Fluency in Spanish is desirable. Evidence of collaborative and mixed methods research will also be valued. Travel may be required in this position to perform research and meet with collaborators.

Position is dependent on extramural funding. Initial appointment is for one year and renewal is based on performance and is contingent on receipt of project funding. Review of applications will begin May 11, 2015, and will continue through application deadline of July 31, 2015.

The appointment may begin as early as January 1, 2016 and would continue until December 31, 2016, renewable for an additional year, pending review and available funding. Annual salary ranges from $52,000 to $56,243 depending on experience.

Application Procedure: Applications should be submitted online at and must include:

1. Letter of Interest (including research skills)
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Three Letters of Reference
4. Writing Sample

More information about the Connected Learning Research Network can be found at

Associate Research Fellow post at Exeter

We currently have a job opportunity within our ESRC-funded research project on ‘Ludic Geopolitics: Children’s Play, War Toys and Re-enchantment with the British Military’. The job is based at the University of Exeter working directly with Dr Sean Carter, and the Associate Research Fellow would be part of a wider team led by myself, involving colleagues at the University of Portsmouth, University of Exeter and Royal Holloway. The project also involves a partnership with the V and A Museum of Childhood. The post will involve fieldwork, data analysis and dissemination activities as well as helping to write project outputs. Continue reading Associate Research Fellow post at Exeter

One-year Sessional Assistant Professor position in Children’s Studies at York University

The Department of Humanities, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University, invites applications from qualified candidates for a one-year Sessional Assistant Professor position in Children’s Studies to commence July 1, 2015. Applicants must have a PhD in the humanities or a related discipline in children’s, childhood, and youth studies. The successful candidate will demonstrate a vigorous research agenda on contemporary children’s and/or youth cultures, grounded in current theory, children’s rights, and research with children and/or youth. Applicants must demonstrate excellence or the promise of excellence in teaching and scholarly research and preference will be given to applicants with evidence of successful teaching at the university level in children’s, childhood, and youth studies.
The deadline for applications is February 27, 2015.
Please share widely. Although this is a one-year appointment there may be opportunities to extend.

TT Position in Dept. of Child & Youth Studies – Brock University (Ontario, Canada)

Job Summary

The Department of Child and Youth Studies at Brock University invites applications for a probationary (tenure track) appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective July 1, 2015. The position is subject to budgetary approval.


A completed Ph.D. in Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Human Geography, Sociology or a relevant discipline is preferred. Evidence of demonstrated expertise in cutting edge socio-cultural theories of childhood and youth, linked to a strong research program, and high quality teaching and is also required. In addition to undergraduate teaching and supervision, the successful candidate will be expected to support the MA program in Child and Youth Studies, and embrace the department’s diverse multi- and transdisciplinary ethos.


Applications will be reviewed starting on January 31, 2015 until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a letter of application (indicating the file number stated above), curriculum vitae, selected reprints/preprints of publications, evidence of successful, high quality teaching, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to:

Professor Rebecca Raby
Department of Child and Youth Studies
Brock University
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada L2S 3A1

Fax: (905) 641-2509

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Brock University is actively committed to diversity and the principles of Employment Equity and invites applications from all qualified candidates. Women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply and to voluntarily self identify as a member of a designated group as part of their application. Candidates who wish to have their application considered as a member of one or more designated groups should fill out the Self Identification Form available at and include the completed form with their application.

Brock University is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environment. We will accommodate the needs of the applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process, per the University’s Accommodation for Employees with Disabilities Policy ( Please advise the Human Resources Department to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

More information on Brock University can be found on the University’s website

Postdoctoral Fellowship (Barcelona, Spain)

Beatriu de Pinós Postdoctoral Fellowship
Barcelona, Spain

The AFIN research group (Autonomous University of Barcelona) seeks a candidate to sponsor in applying for a competitive two-year postdoctoral research fellowship from the Catalan government. The fellowship contract will begin no later than October 1, 2015. The fellowship provides compensation and Spanish social security contributions totaling 85,000 euros over two years. Continue reading Postdoctoral Fellowship (Barcelona, Spain)