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I-CYS Postdoctoral Fellowship

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.

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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

For more information on I-CYS, please visit our website or like us on Facebook.

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.

Post-Doctoral Fellowship – ‘Snacking’ as Social Practice

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
London Allowance

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

Reference:               7AC-CLCFH-5389

Closing date:          28 February 2014

To apply online please visit or tel 020 7612 6159

We positively encourage applicants from all sections of under-represented

Informal inquiries

Dr Rebecca O’Connell

Job – Postdoctoral Associate in the Social Foundations of Education

Social Foundations of Education

Department of Educational Policy Studies

College of Education

University of Illinois at Chicago


Purpose:  The Department of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) invites applicants for a one-year Postdoctoral Associate in the Social Foundations of Education.  Applicants with an educational focus utilizing a critical analysis of urban teacher education preparation programs through the lens of postcolonial studies, feminist studies, or critical historiography are strongly encouraged to apply. The Postdoctoral Associate requires participants to teach one course per semester.  This is a full-time position, available August 16, 2014 through August 15, 2015. The Postdoctoral Associate includes faculty health insurance, dental coverage, and support for professional travel. Postdoctoral Associates have access to University libraries, e-mail, Internet, recreational facilities, and cultural and athletic events. Salary is competitive

Requirements: Applications are invited from persons with an earned doctorate prior to August 2014. The successful applicant should demonstrate a professional commitment and interest in Social Foundations of Urban Education and urban teacher education. The applicant’s research focus, background, and scholarship should demonstrate a commitment to the mission of the College of Education (–history).

Setting: UIC is a vibrant urban university located in Chicago’s West Loop.  Currently the University’s commitment to engaged scholarship at the local, national and international level is supported through entities such as the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy (IRRPP), the Social Justice Initiative (SJI) and the Great Cities Institute (GCI).  In alignment with the aforementioned entities, the College of Education is committed to developing new knowledge about education that improves teaching, learning and assessment; informs policy and practice; and is valued by the communities we serve.

The Department of Educational Policy Studies (EDPS) is one of four departments in the College of Education at UIC. Our twelve faculty members are invested not only in their research but also the preparation of teachers, scholars, and school leaders. The signature academic programs of the department are the PhD in Policy Studies that includes separate strands for the social foundations of education and educational organizations and leadership, and the Ed.D. in urban educational leadership, a principal preparation program.

Application procedure:

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a resume, transcripts for all graduate course work and three letters of  references electronically at no later than March 28 , 2014.

Applicants are encouraged to reference the department website ( for more detailed information.

The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Professor of Childhood and Youth

Professor of Childhood and Youth

Edge Hill University


Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Salary:  Negotiable
Location:  Ormskirk
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

For an online application form and job description, please visit

Ref:  EHP0022-0114
Closing Date:  5 Mar 2014
Date Posted:  22 Jan 2014
More Information

Please send completed applications by e-mail to or to Human Resources, Edge Hill University, St Helens Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39 4QP.

Equity for Children is looking for a new Program Manager

Equity for Children is looking for a new Program Manager – is it you?

If you have professional experience in the field of development, poverty, and human rights, and are looking to make a long-lasting impact as a Program Manager who is committed to advocating for children’s rights, then this position is for you.

Equity for Children (EFC) is a non-profit affiliated with the International Affairs graduate program at The New School who aims to raise awareness and promote advocacy and influential research, conduct interviews with field experts, send out monthly newsletters to subscribers, and conduct hands-on projects and collaborations with other universities and related organizations. We are partners with Equidad para la Infancia in Argentina and Equidade para a Infancia in Brazil. We envision a world where all children can enjoy their social, economic, cultural and political rights. We want to help build societies based on social justice and fair distribution of power and resources for children and their families, where all children are protected from harm and discrimination. Do you want to help us achieve the same?

We are looking for a motivated self-starter to jump right in as Program Manager and learn the ins and outs of the organization. Reporting to the Director of Equity for Children and working closely with the Director of Research and Programs, the Program Manager participates fully in all the research and programmatic activities of Equity for Children.  The Program Manager provides administrative oversight and develops, manages, coordinates and helps execute Equity for Children’s initiatives. This permanent, part-time position requires 20 hours weekly.

The core responsibilities of this position span over five key areas:

  • Website Management and Social Media
  • Administration
  • Programming (Content)
  • Marketing Communications
  • Fundraising

The skills and qualifications of this position include:

  • Strong interest and experience in the field of children’s rights and human rights
  • Highly developed project management skills, very organized and attentive to detail
  • Excellent organizational, written and communications skills
  • Self-motivated and collaborative, team player
  • Experienced working with multi-leveled organizations, such as executive director, advisory boards and deans
  • Program management and fundraising experience
  • High proficiency w/ WordPress, light HTML, and databases; experience with Adobe Photoshop and FinalCutPro programs is a plus
  • Proficiency in written and spoken Spanish language strongly preferred
  • Preference given to recent post-graduates or students with at least 2 semesters of graduate coursework completed at The New School or other higher level post-graduate universities

To learn more about the detailed responsibilities of this position, please click here.

Time Frame: The position will start training immediately. Formal employment starts March 15th.

If you have experience working in a similar capacity and want to make an active and lasting contribution to promote equity for children, please submit a cover letter and resume to by Monday, February 24, 2014 with the subject line: ‘Program Manager – Equity for Children. We look forward to hearing from you!