[Air-L] Call for Applications VOX-Pol Research Fellowship 2017 - 2018

Reem Ahmed ahmed at ifsh.de
Wed Apr 19 06:13:44 PDT 2017


12-month fixed-term contract

The VOX-Pol Research Fellowship Programme recruits promising researchers 
in the area of Violent Online Political Extremism, trains them in 
related research and analysis, and mentors them in delivering excellent 
completed projects.

We are seeking innovative research proposals in the area of Violent 
Online Political Extremism. In particular, we encourage applications 
focusing on, _but not limited to_, the following areas:

- Linguistic analysis of online threats to discriminate signal from noise;

- Social media policy and practice of extremist content removal and 
filtering online;

- Ethics of monitoring extremist content online;

- Online radicalisation of school shooters, public shooters and 
grievance fuelled violence;

- Right-wing nationalism and white-supremacists online;

- Comparison of IS-related online activity with that of other violent 
jihadi online activity.

*Selection Criteria*

Applicants _must_:

Submit a research proposal in the area of Violent Online Political 
Extremism, which should go beyond state-of-the-art, and show excellent 
methodological skills and theoretical knowledge of the field.

Have obtained a PhD (or be close to completion by the date of 
commencement) or hold an undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline 
and 5+ years relevant professional experience in a relevant 
profession/institution (e.g. law enforcement, intelligence analysis, 
think tank, Internet company) or an MA in a relevant area and 3+ years 
relevant professional experience in a relevant profession/institution 
(e.g. law enforcement, intelligence analysis, think tank, Internet 

Applicants should have research/professional experience in either the 
area of the Internet or violent political extremism, but ideally both.

The Research Fellow will be hosted and mentored by either one or two 
VOX-Pol partner institutions for twelve months in total. The Fellowship 
may also include a short stay at an associated end-user of VOX-Pol 
(details upon request). The provisional commencement date for the 
Fellowship is October 2017.

This is an EU-funded position. The gross Fellowship salary will be 
€37,750 per annum, payable via Dublin City University (the VOX-Pol 
Coordinator), and therefore subject to Dublin City University 
conditions, Irish taxation, Irish social insurance, public-service 
pension, etc. Dublin City University is an equal opportunities employer.

*For further details:*

About VOX-Pol, see http://www.voxpol.eu/

Potential topic/partner supervision, please see 

Further information, please contact rmp at voxpol.eu <mailto:rmp at voxpol.eu>

*Applications should include:*

- A cover letter specifying how you meet the requirements of the 
position, which host institution(s) you are interested in, and a 
justification for your choice(s);

- A 5 to 10 page research proposal (incl. theoretical and methodological 

- A current CV;

- A list of publications, or a 20+ page single-authored writing sample; 
Details of three professional referees.

Applications should be submitted to rmp at voxpol.eu <mailto:rmp at voxpol.eu> 
no later than _Wednesday, May 10, 2017_.

Reem Ahmed
*VOX-Pol Network of Excellence*
Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy
at the University of Hamburg
Beim Schlump 83
D-20144 Hamburg
E-Mail: ahmed at ifsh.de
Tel: +49 4086607745
Website: https://ifsh.de/en/staff/ahmed/

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