[Air-L] Post-Doc Researcher Opening in Chile: Media for DRR

Gonzalo Bacigalupe bacigalupe at gmail.com
Mon Mar 19 10:36:02 PDT 2018

Emerging Media Research for Disaster Risk Reduction

The candidate is expected to conduct research at the intersection of
digital cartography, community mapping, and emerging media practices.
Projects include the DroneLab, a team of researchers and volunteers
developing a platform and protocols for developing and curating aerial
drone data to support community efforts at disaster risk reduction.
Community risk mapping projects undergoing offer the opportunity for
participatory research interventions centered on understanding community
participation at the intersection of digital data and emerging
media. Candidates are expected to work along the objectives of the Social
Practices cluster, which covers different topics dealing with
methodologies, theories, and DRR policies aligned with increasing
sociocultural complexity and diversity and the development of research
protocols, theoretical frameworks, and policy recommendations that embrace
emerging media, information, and communication technologies, for
strengthening meaningful citizen participation in disaster risk reduction.

The position

CIGIDEN is opening a postdoctoral position for a 2 year period, starting
preferably on June of 2018. The successful candidate will collaborate
closely with Dr. Gonzalo Bacigalupe, PI of RL6.

She/he is expected to produce at least two indexed articles. The successful
candidate is also expected to actively participate in the activities of
Research Line Nº6, the Social Practices Cluster, and CIGIDEN. The
successful candidate will undergo an mid-term evaluation by the end of Year
1. She/he is also required to submit a postdoctoral proposal to
FONDECYT1 by the end of Year 1.



   - The candidate must hold a doctoral degree in social sciences and/or
   computer sciences (such as Anthropology, Computer Sciences, Psychology,
   Science and Technology Studies, Sociology, Geography or related fields).
   - Spanish language skills (conversational and reading) for research
   - Fluency in English, particularly for writing purposes.


   - Competencies in geographical information sciences, computer
   programming, social computing, robotics, open source software, and/or
   social media research, are desired
   - Experience doing ethnographic and/or netnographic research.
   - Knowledge of the literature in the fields of environmental
   anthropology, disaster studies, and media sciences, and technology is

The successful applicant will reside in Santiago, Chile with fieldwork also
encompassing the central coast area. She/he will receive a monthly salary
of $ 1,800,000 Chilean pesos plus additional expenses for start up research


**Application deadline preference: April 30,  2018**

To apply, send a letter of intent, a tentative proposed research agenda, a
sample of written work, a CV, and two letters of recommendation. The email
message header should be titled “Postdoc RL6-CIGIDEN” and directed to
Gonzalo Bacigalupe via the Application button. First selection of
candidates will be conducted on the basis of the submitted application
files. Candidates may also be invited for interview (via Zoom where

For further information please contact Professor Gonzalo Bacigalupe (
gonzalo.bacigalupe at cigiden.cl).

Nacional Nacional de Desarrollo Científico y Tecnológico (National Research
Fund for Scientific Research). FONDECYT postdoctoral fellowship program is
expected to open in July 2018

Gonzalo Bacigalupe, EdD, MPH

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