Career Development Fellow in Media and Democracy, University of Oxford, UK

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The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism and the Department of Politics and International Relations seek a candidate for a 3-year postdoctoral position in media and democracy with an appointment date of 1st January 2012 (or as soon as possible thereafter).

The appointment is expected to be made on the University’s grade 8 salary scale (£36,862 - £44,016 pa). However, if the selected candidate does not fully meet all the selection criteria, the appointment may be made on the grade 7 scale (£29,099 - £35,788 pa), with the possibility of moving up to grade 8 during year 2 or 3 of the appointment.

The successful candidate will have expertise in two of the following areas and will pursue advanced research in at least one of them:

  • Media and democratization
  • Media in post-authoritarian regimes
  • Media and democratic accountability
  • Media and political campaigns

Candidates are expected to have either a doctorate in political science and significant experience and understanding of media/journalism empirical research and theory; or a doctorate in media/journalism studies and significant experience and understanding of political research and theory. A strong early-career record of academic publication and conference presentations is expected.

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