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Terrorism & Media research ---

Postdoctoral Research Fellow on Mobilizing Media: A Deep and Comparative Analysis of Magazines, Music, and Videos in the Context of Terrorism at Georgia State University

This full-time position will involve the analysis of media produced by terrorist groups.  The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in the Behavioral or Social Sciences (discipline open), and a combination of subject-matter expertise, experience content coding & analysis (preferably using NVivo), and linguistic skills (Arabic). The project team is comprised of an interdisciplinary group of scholars, therefore the ideal candidate would express a strong interest in working across traditional disciplinary boundaries.

In addition, the successful applicant will be expected to lead analyses that incorporate across text, visual and audio modalities, and to explore similarities and differences between groups through comparisons. The post-doctoral fellow will both lead and co-author publications based on existing data sets, as well as collection and analysis of emerging data. The post-doctoral fellow will work under the supervision of Dr. Anthony Lemieux & Dr. Carol Winkler, and join a wonderful group of colleagues at Georgia State University along with a multi-university research team. The one-year position is supported through the Minerva Research Initiative of the U.S. Department of Defense.

The salary for this position is $50,000 plus benefits.  Interested candidates should send a Cover Letter, CV, Representative Publications (up to 3), and letters of reference (or list of three references with contact information) to alemieux@gsu.edu. Questions and inquiries about the position are welcome.  See http://gsi.gsu.edu/postdoctoral-research-opportunities/ and for additional information.  Review of applications will begin immediately, with the goal of having the position filled by as soon as possible.

Research activities will comprise the majority of areas of responsibility of this position (75%)

  • Development of content analysis & coding criteria
  • Coordination of research team coding activities (using NVivo)
  • Data management and organization
  • Conduct of analyses and preparation of results
  • Literature reviews as necessary to support publications
  • Preparing manuscripts for submission as lead and co-author, and coordination of publication efforts (including those that involve multi-institution research teams)
  • Preparation of research summaries and briefings as required
  • Conference submissions and presentations (including occasional travel)
  • Other tasks as necessary

Additional research and administrative support (25%)

  • Coordination of graduate and undergraduate research activity (scheduling, training, etc.)
  • Assist with coordination of multi-institution research team efforts (meetings, managing workflow and deliverables)
  • Tracking and managing project deliverables and deadlines, and managing related communications, preparation of documentation, etc.
  • Other tasks as necessary

Specific skill sets for the position:

  • Project management and coordination; Strong organizational and communication skills (required)
  • Social and/or behavioral science background to facilitate linking coded elements to models of influence and behavior change (preferred; ability, or willingness to learn is required though)
  • Ability to monitor and collect data from websites and communication platforms (strongly preferred)
  • Language skills, cultural knowledge (Arabic is strongly preferred).
  • Qualitative analysis and software (required; ability, or willingness to learn, NVivo)
  • Quantitative background to analyze coding outcomes (strongly preferred)
  • Managing research assistants, and coordinating their work and reporting (required)