Post Doctoral Fellow - Department of CommunicationLocation:
405 STRODE TOWEROpen Date:
Sep 18, 2023Close Date:
Oct 15, 2023Description:
The Department of Communication at Clemson University seeks applications for a post-doctoral researcher beginning August 15, 2024. The initial appointment is for two years. We are interested in candidates with experience studying disinformation. Requirements include: Ph.D. (in hand by August 2024) in Communication or a closely related field and a record of conference presentations and/or peer-reviewed publications that suggests future success in scholarly research. A strong empirical research background, qualitative and/or quantitative, is also necessary.
This researcher will work as a team member of the Watt Family Innovation Center’s Media Forensics Hub. The Media Forensics Hub is an interdisciplinary research lab working to study and combat online deception with the goal of building society's resilience to the dangers disinformation poses (https://www.clemson.edu/centers-institutes/watt/hub).
The goal of the position is to strengthen the already strong research program in disinformation and media forensics at Clemson University. The selected candidate will contribute to ongoing Hub research but will be expected to build their own research program as they mature in the position.
Housed in the College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences, the Department of Communication offers three academic degree programs: a BA in Communication, a BA in Sports Communication, and an MA in Communication. The department offers minors in Communication and Sports Communication and serves the university through two introductory general education communication courses that serve over 3,000 students each year. In addition to an affiliation with the university’s Robert H. Brooks Sports Science Institute, the department houses the Campbell Professorship in Sports Communication. The department espouses an environment of collegiality and collaboration and aims to achieve goals for inclusive excellence set forth by the Clemson Elevate strategic plan. We are dedicated to promoting, advocating, and progressing diversity through teaching, scholarship, and service on campus and in the community. More information about our department may be found at: www.clemson.edu/communication.
The College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences joins together a unique combination of schools and departments: Communication; Nursing; Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management; Political Science; Psychology; Public Health Sciences; and Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice. The college supports interdisciplinary centers, initiatives, and partners that advance its mission of Building Healthy Communities, including the Center of Research on Health Disparities, Clemson Food and Nutrition Security Initiative, Clemson Rural Health, and a partnership with Prisma Health Oconee Memorial Hospital through the Institute on Engaged Aging. More information on our college may be found at www.clemson.edu/cbshs. Clemson University is one of two land-grant institutions in South Carolina. The university has significantly increased its investments in graduate education and research and is currently ranked #31 in the U.S. News and World Report listing of top Public National Research Universities. More information may be found at www.clemson.edu. The main campus is located in the Upstate region, an area characterized by a relatively low cost of living, great natural beauty, and access to nearby cities such as Greenville, Atlanta, Asheville, Charlotte, and Columbia. More information may be found at www.clemsonchamber.org.
We are interested in candidates with experience studying disinformation. Requirements include: Ph.D. (in hand by August 2024) in Communication or a closely related field and a record of conference presentations and/or peer-reviewed publications that suggests future success in scholarly research. A strong empirical research background, qualitative and/or quantitative, is also necessary.Application Instructions:
Applicants should electronically submit all application materials via Interfolio. Required materials include (1) a cover letter detailing the applicant’s qualifications for the position, (2) a current curriculum vitae, and (3) contact information for three professional references. Applications received by October 15, 2023 will be given full consideration. Salary is competitive. The position will remain open until filled.Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.