Lamar Family Postdoctoral Researcher (Media & Public Affairs)

Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Mar 25, 2021
Position Type
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Manship School of Mass Communication and the Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs at Louisiana State University seeks applications for the Lamar Family Post-doctoral Researcher to collaborate with Manship School researchers on communication and issues of diversity, equity and inclusion. This is a nine-month position beginning in August 2021 through May 2022.

The Lamar Postdoctoral Researcher will work closely with Dr. Tina Harris, the Douglas L. Manship Sr.-Dori Maynard Race, Media, and Cultural Literacy Endowed Chair, on research surrounding issues of diversity, equity and inclusion in communication. We seek a scholar with interests in race, media and culture. This includes, but is not limited, to areas related to digital and social media, media effects, and critical media representations. The Lamar Postdoctoral Researcher will also work with other researchers in the Manship School of Mass Communication on their own research and collaborative research projects. The focus of these projects will fit the background and expertise of the postdoctoral researcher and could result in journal publications or creative work such as blogs and social media streams. The Lamar Postdoctoral Researcher will be an affiliate of the Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs. The position will include teaching responsibilities as well as an opportunity to work with the Reilly Center to develop public engagement opportunities.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Teach one class (“Multiculturalism in the Media” or other related course) per semester – 25%
  • Research, working with faculty on projects – 40%
  • Publish in journals or produce a white paper or other creative work – 20%
  • Develop public engagement opportunities in partnership with the Reilly Center – 15%

Required Qualifications: Candidates must complete all requirements for a Ph.D. in Mass Communication, Political Science, Sociology or a related field before their appointment.

Special Instructions:
Please provide your cover letter, resume, and three professional references including name, title, phone number and email address. A copy of your transcript(s) may be attached to your application (if available). However original transcripts are required prior to hire. Position open until filled.

Additional Position Information:

Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!

LSU believes diversity, equity, and inclusion enrich the educational experience of our students, faculty, and staff, and are necessary to prepare all people to thrive personally and professionally in a global society. We celebrate diversity and are committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion. We actively seek and encourage qualified applications from persons with diverse backgrounds, cultures and experiences. To learn more about how LSU is committed to diversity and inclusivity, please see LSU’s Diversity Statement and Roadmap. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact the Office of Human Resource Management ([email protected]).

HCM Contact Information:

Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed [email protected]