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The Journal of Children and Media is an international interdisciplinary and multi-method peer-reviewed publication that provides a space for discussion by scholars and professionals from around the world and across theoretical and empirical traditions who are engaged in the study of media in the lives of children and adolescents. It is a unique intellectual forum for the exchange of information about all forms and contents of media in regards to all aspects of children’s lives, and especially in three complementary realms: Children as consumers of media, representations of children in the media, and media organizations and productions for children as well as by them.
It is committed to the facilitation of international dialogue among researchers and professionals, through discussion of interaction between children and media in local, national, and global contexts; concern for diversity issues; a critical and empirical inquiry informed by a variety of theoretical and empirical approaches; and dedication to ensuring the social relevance of the academic knowledge it produces to the cultural, political, and personal welfare of children around the world.
Vikki Katz and Amy Jordan, the co-editors of the JOCAM, and Vicky Rideout, the Review & Commentary section editor, invite you to visit the journal’s website for more information about the journal and submission instructions. Taylor & Francis, the publisher of JOCAM has been a strong supporter of CAM from its inception, sponsoring receptions and offering discounted subscriptions.
Submission Deadline: Permanent Call
Assistant professor in Youth & Media Entertainment – University of Amsterdam
The Department of Communication Science at the University of Amsterdam invites applications for an Assistant professor position in Youth & Media Entertainment, starting in September 2020. As an assistant professor, you will be part of the program group of Youth & Media Entertainment (chaired by dr. Jessica Taylor Piotrowski).
The new assistant professor will participate in the program group of Youth & Media Entertainment. Teaching is conducted in the field of Entertainment Communication, taking a media psychological approach to explain how individual differences influence media preferences, media responses, and media effects. Here media is conceptualized broadly and includes a strong focus on digital media and emerging technology. Coursework in the bachelor track includes courses such as the domain-module ‘Entertainment Communication’ and special topic course ‘Emerging communication technologies and their impact on us and society’ while courses in the Master track include courses such as ‘Developing Media Entertainment’, ‘Clashing Views on Media Effects’, and ‘Digital Media Lifestyles’. Research is closely linked to teaching, yet the focus is more closely on the relationship between youth and media entertainment, with particular attention to differential susceptibility in the new media space.
Our new colleague will:
- teach courses in the bachelor’s and master’s degree programs, particularly in the field of Entertainment Communication;
- supervise internships, bachelor theses, and master theses;
- conduct research within the group Youth & Media Entertainment of the ASCoR research program;
- be active in grant acquisition and collaborate with stakeholders;
participate in committees, groups and projects in the program group Youth & Media Entertainment.
- a PhD in Communication Science or a related discipline;
- strong knowledge of communication science as proven by previous academic activities and publications in international peer-reviewed journals;
- publications in top-communication journals is a plus, but not required;
- a strong empirical-analytical research profile that fits in the Youth & Media Entertainment research program; for example, candidates with multi-methodological skills that have been applied via a media psychological framework to aspects of media entertainment, including experience with computational or digital methods of data collection;
- an interest in topics associated with the digital society, digital entertainment, or communication technology (or a related field), and the implications of these topics for young audiences.
- teaching experience, specifically experience in general Communication Science courses as well as courses specific to the domain-course Entertainment Communication (taught in the Bachelor);
- the Master programs and part of the Bachelor program are taught in English, as such, evidence of English proficiency in the form of publications, presentations, or for example, research-visits to English-speaking institutions should be demonstrated;w
- illingness to engage in departmental or University committee-based work;
the qualities and plans to apply for competitive grants; demonstrated grant-writing experience is a plus;
- a relevant network in Communication Science.
Conditions of employment
The position is a temporary contract for a term of two years. If a candidate proves suitable, barring unforeseen organisational developments and assuming sufficient FTE availability, we intend to offer the candidate a permanent employment contract. Salary depends on past education and relevant work experience, with a minimum salary of €3,637 and a maximum salary of €5,656 gross per month based on a full-time employment contract for a 38-hour working week (in keeping with scale 11 or 12, as per the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities). We additionally offer an extensive package of secondary employee benefits, including a generous holiday scheme and year-end bonus.
You can apply for this job no later than 1 April 2020.
Postdoctoral Research Associate – University of Georgia
The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (http://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.
The Owens Institute for Behavioral Research (OIBR) stimulates, supports, and sustains innovation and infrastructure in the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Our impact lies in the fact that we catalyze high-impact multi-disciplinary research. The mission of OIBR addresses the world’s most pressing health, economic, social, educational, and policy challenges through the facilitation and promotion of social and behavioral science research.
The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.
- Managing lab operations
- Analyzing and collecting quantitative and qualitative data
- Preparing and submitting human subject committee proposals, writing grants, reviewing literature, preparing and submitting manuscripts
- Developing virtual simulations
The postdoctoral research associate serves as the data manager for the Virtual Fitness Buddy Ecosystem project. They ensure data is downloaded and stored and trained in pertinent methodologies. They carry out quality assurance measures and prepare data for statistical analyses. They assist with data analysis and manuscript development.
This position requires a Ph.D. in Communication (with an emphasis in technology, video games, virtual environments), Social Psychology, Public Health, or related discipline.
More information about the position can be found here.