Category Archives: Training/Education

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

MA in Children, Youth and International Development

This innovative interdisciplinary programme, based at Brunel University London, is one of the first worldwide to cater specifically for those working, or interested in working, in the field of children, youth and international development. Taught by highly motivated, internationally recognised, research-active staff, it has been running since 2009, and has attracted students from diverse disciplinary and occupational backgrounds and almost 50 different countries.

The course is designed to equip students with the conceptual understanding and breadth of knowledge required to critically evaluate policy and practice in the area of children, youth and international development. It also develops the skills necessary to design and undertake research relating to children, youth and development. Former students have progressed to careers with government, international organisations and NGOs as well as doctoral study.

The full time course requires attendance two days a week across two terms (September to April), followed by 6 months spent preparing for, researching and writing a dissertation. During term 2, options include a work placement or participation in an academic exchange with the Norwegian Centre for Child Research in Trondheim.

The course commences in late September. We do not operate strict application deadlines, but it is advisable for international applicants to apply early as it can take several months to secure a UK study visa. Discounts are also available for applicants with first class degrees from UK universities and to graduates of Brunel University.

Further details, are available on the Brunel website For further information, email

Call for applications: MA Childhood Studies and Children’s Rights (FU Berlin)

macr-logo_deThe deadline for applications to study the advanced MA Childhood Studies and Children’s Rights at Freie Universität Berlin  is on 30th April 2015. We still have some open places and welcome further applications.

The 1,5 year course (90 ECTS) starts next winter semester in mid-October 2015. Continue reading Call for applications: MA Childhood Studies and Children’s Rights (FU Berlin)

PhD scholarship – HyperConnecting Youth: Virtual Pedagogy & Global Issue

The University of Roehampton in London offers a scholarship for a PhD student to undertake PhD studies and research under the supervision of Dr. M. Kontopodis in the context of  project “HyperConnecting Youth: Virtual Pedagogy & Global Issues”. Broadly speaking, this project aims to further develop critical and socio-cultural approaches to education in the context of today’s virtual era within the broader frame of the Paulo Freire Institute/ RISE at the University of Roehampton:

Continue reading PhD scholarship – HyperConnecting Youth: Virtual Pedagogy & Global Issue

Mapping the Landscapes of Childhood II Conference

May 8-9, 2015
Institute for Child & Youth Studies
University of Lethbridge

Early bird registration ends April 8!

Keynote speakers:

  • Tim Gill
  • Katie Hinde
  • Jane Humphries
  • Karen Wells

PDF Flyer: Mapping the Landscapes II