Call for applications for Google Digital News Senior Visiting Research Fellowship

University of Oxford

The Reuters Institute is seeking applications from leading researchers who would like to spend either 6 or 12 months of the academic year 2017-2018 with our research team as a Google Digital News Senior Visiting Research Fellow, based at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford. Both full and part time applicants will be considered.

This fellowship will provide a generous monthly stipend to cover all accommodation and living expenses whilst in Oxford, as well as research support for the full period, starting in either October 2017 or January 2018 depending on the duration of the fellowship. It is aimed at a high-profile and high-impact researcher resident in one of the continental European countries which will be covered in the 2017 Reuters Institute Digital News Report namely; Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey.

The fellowship will appeal to a researcher who is excited by this opportunity to be part of a large, international, and collaborative team working on how digital media and journalism are changing across Europe and who is keen to help us advance both academic and industry/professional discussions.

We are seeking to appoint an individual who brings their own perspective and expertise to our team, who has a clear set of research objectives focused on digital news and aligned with institute’s mission of connecting rigorous academic research with the issues confronting journalism around the world today, and who will work with us to produce relevant outputs during the stay in Oxford.
The Google Digital News Senior Visiting Research Fellowship is open to qualified applicants from the social sciences (including journalism studies, media/communication research, sociology, or political science) as well as from computer science, e-research and information science.

Applications will be assessed on the basis of three main criteria:

  • The quality of the professional achievements and academic impact of the researcher given the stage in their career
  • Their potential and interest in being part of an international research team and of contributing to and making best use of the opportunity presented by the fellowship
  • The quality of their detailed research proposal and their proposed ideas on what relevant outputs will be produced during their stay in Oxford of relevance to both academics and industry professionals eager to understand digital media, news, and journalism today.

The application should include (1) a CV with a list of publications of no more than 4 pages A4 in total (2) a research proposal with clear research questions as well as a research approach and planned output of no more than 4 pages A4, and (3) a letter of application of no more than 2 pages A4 explaining how the candidate and the proposed project is aligned with our work.

For further information about the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism please go to http://reutersinstitute.politics.ox.ac.uk/

The deadline for applications is 12pm (GMT) Monday 12th December 2016

The successful candidate will be notified by Friday 13th January 2017

Please send your application and enquiries to Rebecca.edwards@politics.ox.ac.uk, Digital News Project Administrator.

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