Monthly Archives: July 2014

Postdoc at ASU: Communications & Climate Change

by Lyn

Postdoctoral Scholar in Communication (JOB# 10820 )
Arizona State University, 2014-2015
The Center for Strategic Communication (CSC) at Arizona State University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar in Communication to support a sponsored research project on climate change and social unrest. Anticipated start date is August 2014.
This is a full-time, benefits-eligible, 9-month appointment for 2014-2015 academic year. Renewal is possible, contingent on additional funding by the sponsor and satisfactory job performance. Salary is $45,000-$50,000 per year, depending on qualifications, and support for travel to conferences will be available. The successful candidate is responsible for relocation and housing expenses.
For additional information and policies regarding postdoctoral scholars at ASU, please see:
The successful candidate will be expected to carry out the research plan and fulfill the goals established with their supervising faculty member, Dr. Steve Corman; assist the supervising faculty member and other Principal Investigators in fulfilling the requirements of the project in a timely manner; communicate regularly with the supervising faculty member and other members of the research team; and notify the faculty member of any change in research plans. For further information about the position, contact Professor Steve Corman at
Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications below and have no more than two years of formal postdoctoral experience. The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the United States by the time of appointment.
Minimum Qualifications:
 PhD awarded no earlier than 2012 in Communication, Media Studies, or related field/discipline by time of appointment. Doctoral candidates with pending degrees who successfully defend their dissertation by August 1, 2014 will also be considered.
 Demonstrated, relevant expertise in content analysis, coding, and quantitative analysis.
Desired Qualifications:
 Demonstrated, relevant expertise or experience in framing, media studies, social movements, conflict, climate change, and/or public policy.
To apply, please submit application materials electronically with all documents included in a single PDF file. Application materials must include 1) a cover letter stating your interest in the Postdoctoral Scholar position; 2) current curriculum vitae; 3) contact information (name, phone number, and email address) for two references who agree to be contacted; 4) copies of up to three published papers/scholarly work; and 5) scanned copies of current academic transcript from all degree-awarding institutions. Official transcripts will be requested from those who received formal offers. Cover letter should state your interest in the position, your long-term professional goals, and provide details on how your
research/expertise contributes to the interest of the CSC (see and relates to the project described above.
Application materials should be sent to with “CSC Comm Postdoc Search” in the subject line. Initial review of applications will begin on August 1, 2014; if the position is not filled, review will continue every week thereafter until the search is closed. A background check is required prior to employment.
Arizona State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Kristoffer Whitney’s Latest in The Atlantic On-Line

by Lyn

Holtz Center Postdoc Kristoffer Whitney’s latest article appeared today in the Technology column of the The Atlantic On-Line.  Read “Tag and Release: Tiny Tech Traces a Rare Bird’s Path” here:

2014-16 Grad Student Fellows Announced

by Lyn

Congratulations to Chisato Fukuda (Anthropology), Michael Halpin (Sociology) Annabel Ipsen (Community & Environmental Sociology), Katie Kirchgasler (Curriculum & Instruction), Bo Hee Min (Sociology), and Leona Yi-Fan Su (Life Sciences Communication)– winners of two-year top-up fellowships from the Holtz Center.  More information about their research, about these fellowships and other funding opportunties for grad students can be found here: