4 year PhD post at Humboldt Uni Berlin: ethnography of water security in Colombia

Deadline: December 18. 2020

Faculty of Arts and Humanities – Department of European Ethnology – IRI THESys Research fellow with expected 66,6 % part-time employment – E 13 TV-L HU (third-party funding for 4 years)

The IRI THESys is a flagship activity of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin which contributes to sharpening the university’s research profile in sustainability science by bringing together scientists from the humanities, social and natural science. For more information visit: https://www.iri-thesys.org/

Job description: Scientific services in research as one of seven PhD researchers in the interdisciplinary project “Water4Whom”, especially research on social in/equality in everyday life with multipurpose reservoirs in three case studies in Colombia; Research themes include livelihoods, access to water and water-related resources, adaptation strategies and capacities to aspire that will then be contrasted with the work of the other PhD researchers.

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Arizona State University – PhD Research Assistantship Position in Emerging Technology and Society

Deadline: February 1, 2021

The Center for Engagement and Training in Science and Society (CENTSS) and the School for the Future of Innovation in Society (SFIS) at Arizona State University are seeking to fill a graduate research assistantship position for a funded PhD student in the Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology. The assistantship provides three academic years (9 months, excluding summer) of support beginning in Fall 2021. The assistantship is funded through two National Science Foundation grants associated with the National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI – https://www.nnci.net/).

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Doctorado en Ciencias Sociales UAM-Xochimilco 2021-2024

Deadline: September 30, 2020

El Doctorado en Ciencias Sociales de la UAM-Xochimilco es uno de los principales activos académicos de nuestra Universidad. Cuenta con una experimentada planta docente del más alto nivel. El signo distintivo de este Doctorado es que reivindica el horizonte crítico de comprensión de los fenómenos sociales que le dan forma a nuestra época, y lo hace con una vocación interdisciplinaria. Las ciencias sociales en su conjunto proporcionan el fundamento para elaborar interpretaciones comprensivas de los variados y complejos problemas actuales, a fin de que sea posible realizar propuestas válidas para su superación.

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Postdoctoral Research Associate, Deliberative Media Lab

Starting August, 2020
The University of Virginia

The Democracy Initiative’s Deliberative Media Lab seeks postdoctoral research associates focused on a) social media, b) cybersecurity and c) the global south. The successful candidate(s) will work closely with Dr. Siva Vaidhyanathan as well as faculty investigators and project staff in the Deliberative Media Lab. The candidate will contribute to our efforts to address one of the central problems facing democracy in the 21st century, as factionalism, amplified by social media, has made democratic governance difficult and has undermined democratic norms and trust in institutions. Continue reading