August 2021: the University of Bergen seeks Research Assistant/Communications Coordinator
The University of Bergen, Norway, coordinates and leads PROTECT. The coordination team is now seeking a Research Assistant to be in charge of the communications activities within the project, such as running the project website, social media, plan events, coordinate internal communication, and handle media requests.
Candidates must have a master’s degree, experience with digital tools and platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and WordPress. They must also demonstrate excellent written and oral skills, be creative and independent, and have a genuine interest in science communication.
Read more about the position and the application process here (in Norwegian)
Questions can be directed to PROTECT’s project leader Hakan G. Sicakkan.
October 2020: Lund University seeks researcher in Computational Social Science
The Centre for Languages and Literature at Lund University, Sweden seeks a full-time research fellow to join the PROTECT Consortum and contribute to the research of WP7. The researcher is expected to code, and analyze social media data from across a series of platforms (Twitter, YouTube, Reddit, and to some extent Facebook), as well as online forums and blogs.
Candidates must have completed a PhD degree in Social Science or Computer Science, demonstrating interdisciplinary skills. Experience with and knowledge about the UN and/or refugee/migrants is a strong plus.
Documented knowledge in programming skills related to data science (e.g., Python or R) is required, especially as applied to social media datasets. Ideally, you also have knowledge in methods like topic modeling, named entity recognition, social network analysis, and mixed-effects regressions. Data visualization is a plus.
Concerning the international project coordination tasks, the successful candidate is expected to contribute to leadership tasks in the coordination of the work packages. The project coordination tasks are limited to a maximum of 25% of the position while the candidate is expected to use 75% of her/his time for research tasks. The position has no teaching obligations.
August 2020: Two Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Social Anthropology and Political Science
The Department of Political and Social Sciences of the University of Catania is calling for applications for two Incoming Postdoc Research Fellowships with a duration of 1 year (an additional year of funding may be granted).
Both fellowships are connected to the University of Catania’s research involvement in PROTECT.
The first Research Fellowship is directed at international early-career postdoctoral researchers from the Social Anthropology field. Eligible to apply are researchers who have completed their doctorate in Social Anthropology in Italy (s.s.d. M-DEA/01) or abroad (in the same research field), and are fluent in Italian and English. Fellows must undertake an ethnographic fieldwork in Sicily among actors involved in migration governance and refugee protection, as well as among vulnerable groups in need of international protection, and collaborate with academic and non-academic partner organizations.
The second Research Fellowship is directed at international early-career postdoctoral researchers from the Political Science field. Eligible to apply are researchers who have completed their doctorate in Political Science in Italy (s.s.d. SPS/04) or abroad (in the same research field), and are fluent in Italian and English. Fellows must undertake a survey on how the Global Compacts on Refugees and Migrants affect the work, strategies and networking patterns of civil society organizations and other stakeholders involved in refugee protection and asylum governance structures in Sicily, and collaborate with academic and non-academic partner organizations.