As research and practice within the field of children, adolescents, and media continues to grow, so do the opportunities for our CAM members. This page is regularly updated with information about relevant Call for Papers, position announcements, and other relevant information. If you have information that you would like to share with the CAM community, please Contact Us.
Call for Papers
CfP – Preconference, Children and Adolescents in a Mobile Media World
Abstracts are currently being solicited for the ECREA preconference “Children and Adolescents in a Mobile Media World” being held in Lugano, Switzerland on 31 October 2018. This preconference is jointly hosted by the ECREA TWG Children, Youth and Media workgroup and the Institute of Communication and Health at the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI).
About the Preconference. Children and adolescents increasingly turn to mobile media devices, the smartphone in particular, to stay connected with family and friends and access a variety of digital media contents and services including social media, music, videos, and games. The everytime-and-everywhere-access to mobile media has changed children’s and adolescents’ everyday life with potential implications on their health and development. The preconference wants to address these issues both from a theoretical and methodological perspective.
To learn more about this preconference, including how to submit, please visit the ECREA 2018 website.
Submission Deadline: 30 April 2018
CfP – Journal of Children and Media
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.
Dafna Lemish 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
The Center on Media and Child Health (CMCH) – Postdoctoral Fellow
The Center on Media and Child Health (CMCH) is seeking candidates for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School with an active post-doctoral association. This position begins preferably on or before August 1, 2018 but no later than September 1, 2018.
The focus of the funded postdoctoral position is to study the impact of digital and traditional play on the development of children. CMCH is currently completing a 2-year, 4-wave study in the United States and Mexico to examine the associations between different types of play and digital media use on children’s cognitive and social-emotional development and executive functioning. The selected fellow will be an essential part of the CMCH research team and will be expected to participate in quantitative and qualitative data analysis as well as data management and processing. The fellow will also lead and/or co-author the writing of scientific manuscripts.
Applications are due by May 1, 2018.
More information about CMCH and the project can be found here: cmch.tv
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) – 2 LSE Fellows
The Department of Media and Communications is seeking to appoint two LSE Fellows who are able to make important contributions to its teaching and research. The posts present an excellent starting point for an academic to gain teaching experience while developing their research career.
Applications are invited from outstanding candidates in the field of Media and Communications. The successful candidates will join an established and successful department which graduates 270 MSc students a year and which was ranked first in the UK’s 2014 Research Excellence Framework.
This is a fixed term appointment for one year, starting from September 3, 2018, with a possibility of extension for one further year. Applications are due by April 18, 2018 (23.59 UK time).
Harvard Graduate School of Education – 2 Postdoctoral Research Positions
Harvard GSE has announced 2 open postdoctoral positions on developing adult capacity to help children attain early literacy. The focus of these postdoctoral fellowships is to aid with developing, implementing, and studying learning experiences that lead to behavioral changes in adults who will assist children in reading by the end of third grade. An aspect of this initiative will involve community outreach to parents in low socioeconomic situations, designing community-based adult learning models that are scalable, affordable, and sustainable. One fellowship will center on building capacity in K-3 teachers and elementary school administrators; the other will center on building capacity in parents and caregivers. The learning these adults experience is a means to the end-goal of behavioral change.
The detailed project description and application details can be found here: https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/8051
There are no other announcements at this time.