External Postings

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.

Please note: in an effort to keep this page timely, posts are deleted once their expiration date is reached.

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.

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

Position Announcements

Fulltime Professor Position in Digital Media Effects, Leuven School for Mass Communication Research, KU Leuven, Belgium

The fulltime professor position will be held within the Leuven School for Mass Communication Research, a research unit within the Department of Communication Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, KU Leuven (Belgium). KU Leuven represents a leading academic institution in Europe that is currently by far the largest university in Belgium in terms of research funding and expenditure. The university’s mission is to provide excellence in academic education and research and to offer a distinguished service to society. Owing to KU Leuven’s cutting-edge research, KU Leuven is a charter member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU) and is consistently ranked among the top 10 universities in Europe.

Within KU Leuven, the Leuven School of Mass Communication Research (SMCR) represents a pioneering institution for media effects research. SMCR strives to contribute to the most advanced methodological techniques and theoretical insights in communication studies, cognitive and social psychology, sociology, and public health. The research focus lies on the use of information and entertainment media (including, social media, ICT, television, games, mobile devices), on how these uses may harm or enhance various components of individuals’ wellbeing. We have a strong expertise in explaining the processes through which various forms of media use affect physical, psychological and social wellbeing in the long run, and the conditions under which these processes occur. Therefore, a series of advanced methods are applied, including longitudinal survey studies, daily diary studies and content analytical research. Issues studied in recent years include alcohol and drug use, sexuality and sexism, aggression, risk taking, depression, suicide, self-harm, (positive) body image, sleep, mental wellbeing, health information seeking, self-esteem, parental mediation, and nutrition.

The School adheres to the highest academic standards and strives towards publishing its research in top academic journals (e.g., Journal of Communication, Human Communication Research, New Media & Society). For this research, prestigious grants from multiple funding agencies are attributed yearly and SMCR’s excellent research has been awarded on a yearly basis by different international and interdisciplinary organizations. SMCR staff is involved in various national and international multidisciplinary research projects, primarily of fundamental nature but also with societal relevance.

More information about the position can be found here. For more information please contact Prof. dr. Kathleen Beullens, tel.: +32 16 32 32 19, mail: kathleen.beullens@kuleuven.be or Prof. dr. Steven Eggermont, tel.: +32 16 32 32 38, mail: steven.eggermont@kuleuven.be.

You can apply for this job no later than 20 February 2020 via the online application tool.

Two Postdoctoral Positions, National Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre, Dublin City University, Ireland

ABC – National Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre is a University Designated Research Centre within DCU’s Institute of Education. It recently received the prestigious status of UNESCO Chair in Tackling Bullying in Schools and Cyberspace. The Centre is dedicated to the study of bullying behaviour/online safety in schools and workplaces and to the development of resources and training to support employers, employees, schools, teachers and parents to prevent and intervene in bullying situations and to promote online safety. ABC leads the field of research, resource development and training in tackling bullying and online safety in Ireland and is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in bullying research.

These posts are externally funded by philanthropic donations. These successful candidates will work as part of an existing team on a funded project which is concerned with delivering an anti-bullying and online safety programme in schools across the country, reporting directly to ABC’s Project Manager. The post also involves undertaking research related to the programme and contributing to the Centre’s wider work in tackling bullying in schools and online safety.

The project involves training teachers in primary and post-primary schools to work with their colleagues, students and parents to tackle bullying and online safety. The programme will be delivered face to face and online.

The project includes collaboration between DCU and advocacy groups who have partnered to work together to deliver the programme and to collect data related to project. The post-holders will be responsible for the day-to-day aspects of the project, communication with the partners, and meeting the deliverables of the project (under supervision from the Principal Investigator and direction from the Project Manager). The selected candidates will also contribute to the development of the Centre/UNESCO Chair’s programme of activities.

Qualifications and Experience

  • The ideal candidate will have completed a doctorate in a relevant discipline (e.g. Psychology, Sociology, Education, Communications),
  • will have experience working with teachers (primary/post-primary) or in the field of education and knowledge of the Irish education system.
  • Candidates with a strong publication track record, or with experience in the management of research projects, are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • The successful candidate should be capable of working in a team and contributing to developing the research and policy agenda and the activities of the National Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre/UNESCO Chair on Tackling Bullying in Schools and Cyberspace. Applications from those with a knowledge of bullying and/or online safety will be prioritised.

More information about the positions can be found here. Applicants must fill out an online application at https://www.dcu.ie/hr/vacancies/current.shtml, no later than 3 January 2020.

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