Another postdoc opportunity...
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From: Michael Zimmer <[log in to unmask]>
Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Social Studies of Information
School of Information Studies
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
The School of Information Studies at the University of
Wisconsin-Milwaukee is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral
Fellowship in the Social Studies of Information for the 2012-2013
academic year, to work closely with the School’s newly established
Social Studies of Information Research Group (SSIRG).
The postdoctoral fellowship is designed for recent PhDs who are
interested in research and pedagogy in the historical, social and
cultural dimensions of information at its most fundamental levels,
including information institutions, practices, industries,
technologies, disciplines, users, policies, and ethics.
Along with continuing their own research agenda, the fellow will work
closely with SSIRG-affiliated faculty, assist in coordination of SSIRG
speaker series and related events, work with current PhD students, and
participate in the academic and intellectual community of the School
at large. Opportunities will exist for the fellow to collaborate with
the Center for Information Policy Research (CIPR), Center for 21st
Century Studies (C21) and other related campus centers and institutes.
The stipend for the fellowship will be $39,000 for a 12-month
appointment beginning in August 20, 2012, with a $2,000 research and
travel stipend. Fellows will be expected to teach one course each
semester, with the opportunity to develop a course focused on their
own research area. Fellows are eligible for benefits. The stipend for
this position is subject to UW System policies.
• Applicants must be scholars who are not yet tenured and who are no
more than 3 years past receiving their PhD.
• Applicants must hold a PhD in information studies or related
discipline. Applicants who do not yet hold a PhD but expect to have it
by August 2012 will be asked to provide a letter from their home
institution corroborating the degree award schedule. Verification of
completion of degree will be required before the start date.
• Application packages must include: letter explaining research agenda
and teaching interests; a 1-page statement of situating their personal
research within the broader interdisciplinary contexts of the social
studies of information; a curriculum vitae; a writing sample; and 3
Deadline for application is June 1, 2012. Candidates selected for
online interviews will be notified by June 15, 2012. Send all
application materials via email to Dr. Michael Zimmer
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