This is a fixed-term (3 year), part-time (0.3) post.
The research fellowship is a special post funded by an Arts and Humanities Research Council grant, part of a larger project called Informing the Good Society (InGSoc): New Directions in Information Policy.
Your main responsibility will be to carry out original research on blogging and other electronic forms of commentary. You will be expected to write articles and to co-author a book, as well as to attend national and international conferences. You will also assist the Principal Investigator with seminar organisation and the InGSoc website.
You will need a PhD or equivalent, and experience in academic, media, social or scientific research. The project is interdisciplinary, so could suit graduates from any background. The essential requirements are an ability to work efficiently and independently, computer literacy, interpersonal skills, and an interest in the press, new media and ‘punditry’.
Interviews will be held on the 7 March 2013