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The Center for Media at Risk at the Annenberg School for Communication (ASC), University of Pennsylvania is now accepting applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship to begin in the 2020-2021 academic year. The Center for Media at Risk fellow will spend one year at ASC engaging in teaching and research designed to further his or her professional development and the aims of the Center. The Center for Media at Risk is directed by Barbie Zelizer, Raymond Williams Professor of Communication at ASC. 



The position is limited to recent graduates (preferably having achieved their Ph.D. within the last three years) nominated by past visiting scholars who were affiliated with either the Center for Media at Risk or the Scholars Program in Culture and Communication (which was directed by Barbie Zelizer). All requirements for the Ph.D., including final approval of the dissertation, must be completed by August 31 of the year in which the Fellowship begins.



Center for Media at Risk fellows teach one undergraduate level course a year, engage in a research project of their own design and assist with Center programming. Fellows also have the opportunity to present their research to the larger ASC community.



Salary ($50,000- $55,000 per year, depending on years of prior experience); health coverage; $2,000 in travel/ research support; office space with computer and telephone; full access to ASC and Penn libraries.



September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021



Please submit a cover letter, updated curriculum vitae, two samples of scholarship, course syllabi and teaching evaluations (if available), a two-page description of the research project related to media risk which will be pursued while at ASC, and two letters of recommendation (including one from the visiting scholar who nominated you).



Please send your complete application to Emily Plowman, Center Coordinator (emily.plowman@asc.upenn.edu) by Monday, February 10, 2020.

Final decisions will be made by the Director Barbie Zelizer, Center for Media at Risk.