[Air-l] [Fwd: postdoctoral research position at USC]

Merlyna Lim merlyn at bdg.centrin.net.id
Fri Feb 10 13:25:53 PST 2006


Postdoctoral Research Associate

Annenberg Center for Communication
University of Southern California

The Annenberg Center for Communication at the University of Southern
California invites applications for a postdoctoral research position,
sponsored by a grant from the MacArthur Foundation.  The position is for
one year with the possibility of renewal for one more year.  The
postdoctoral researcher will work as fieldworker/ethnographer on a
project on “digital kids” and informal learning, which involves
foundational research on how children and youth are using information
and communication technologies and participating on the Internet.  At
USC, the project is led by Mizuko Ito, and is part of a broader project
involving Peter Lyman and Diane Harley at UC Berkeley, and Michael
Carter at the Monterey Institute of Technology and Education.  More
information on the project can be found at:

Responsibilities would involve monitoring and participating in online
activity and conducting interviews with kids and parents The researcher
would also be responsible for analyzing, writing, and presenting
results, and considering policy and design implications of the
ethnographic research.  We seek candidates with backgrounds in fields
such as science and technology studies, information sciences,
communications, education, anthropology, and sociology with interest in
areas related to new media, education, and childhood studies.  The ideal
candidate would have experience in ethnographic fieldwork, collaborative
and interdisciplinary research, and experience working with kids and
families. The position will be full time, with a yearly salary of
$45,000 plus benefits, and researcher will be expected to be in
residence in the Los Angeles area.

Applications should include a CV, a cover letter including a personal
statement and a brief statement of research goals and experience in
relation to ethnographic research on kids and technology.  Three letters
of recommendation are to be sent directly by the writers (letters may
also be faxed to 213-747-4981).  Address all application materials to
Rachel Cody, Annenberg Center for Communication, University of Southern
California, 734 West Adams Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90007.  Email
contact: rcody at annenberg.edu.  The deadline for receipt in our office is 
April 30, 2006.

"A picture is worth a thousand words but it uses up a thousand times the 
Merlyna Lim, Ph.D.
Annenberg Center for Communication
University of Southern California (USC)
734 West Adams Boulevard
Los Angeles - CA, 90089
e-mail_1: merlyn at bdg.centrin.net.id
e-mail_2: mlim at annenberg.edu

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