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OCJN Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of Oxford - Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ)

Location: Oxford
Salary: £33,309 to £40,927 with a discretionary range to £44,706 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 17th November 2021
Closes: 6th December 2021
Job Ref: 154061
About the role
Applications are welcomed for an Oxford Climate Journalism Network (OCJN) Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ). This is an exceptional opportunity to be part of a project tackling a pressing problem in one of the most dynamic centres of research in digital media and journalism.
 
As a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, you will play a leading role in developing and delivering on empirical work using online survey research to advance our understanding of how news on climate change and the environment are consumed online. Working with Principal Investigators, you will develop methodological approaches, as well as arranging and conducting empirical research and data collection. Overall, your research will look at how climate change journalism is consumed by audiences worldwide, and the interplay of science, health, and public affairs journalism more broadly.
 
The position is fixed-term for 12 months, starting from January 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter.
 
The position is part of the Oxford Climate Journalism Network that will be hosted at RISJ and funded by the European Climate Foundation.
 
About you
You will hold a PhD/DPhil (or close to completion) in a substantive area of social science including journalism/media studies, sociology, political science or social data science. You will have a strong publication record of relevant research and writing achievements at an international level, including being published in peer-reviewed journals. You will have experience working with relevant quantitative methods as well as understanding existent work on climate change and public understanding of science and technology. You will also possess excellent written, editing and verbal communication skills to demonstrate a potential to write and present at an international level.
 
Application Process
Informal enquiries about this role can be addressed to vacancies@politcs.ox.ac.uk  
 
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement and details of three referees as part of your online application. Only applications received before midday (UK time) on Monday 6th December 2021 can be considered. Please quote reference 154061 on all correspondence.
 
Interviews are likely to be held early in the new year.
 
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