INRS’ Nenic Lab in collaboration with Concordia’s Algorithmic Media Observatory seek a post-doctoral associate for a position of 2 years (potentially extendable to 3 years pending funding) to work with respective directors, Professors J. Roberge and F. McKelvey on their collaborative projects. Funded by Canada’ Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the first project Media Governance after AI involves 1) media archeology, 2) controversy mapping, 3) policy analysis and 4) speculative design related to the adoption of AI systems in media regulation. The second project Shaping AI is a global partnership funded by SSHRC and its international partners. Led by C. Katzenbach at HIIG Berlin, the project is part of a consortium comprising scholars from the University of Warwick and the Media Lab, Paris as well as Canada. Shaping AI deals with the framing of AI by media, policy-leaders and computer scientists in Canada, France, Germany and the United Kingdom.
We are looking for a critical scholar who sees their work at the intersection of multiple social sciences. Especially, we seek candidates who have an interest and experience in researching historical and contemporary entanglements between technology, media and policy-making. Fields of specialization might include but are not limited to: Science & Technology Studies, Communication and Media Studies, Histories of Science, Sociology, or Anthropology. An interest in digital methods is an asset.
A strong research profile, organizational and networking skills, experience in collaborative and interdisciplinary research, and publishing projects. You will be primarily responsible for your own research as well as the organization of group work (curation, book editing projects, etc.) with our international team. As the research team is based in Montreal and spans over a Francophone and an Anglophone institution, the capacity to operate in both official languages of Canada would be considered an asset.
Salary is CA$41,931/year (including 13% benefits) plus generous support for research and travel. Importantly, said salary is calculated on a 4 workdays/week basis (or 80% of a full-time position).
Start date: November 16th, 2020 or to be determined with the successful candidate. Review of applications will start as early as October 30th, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.
Contact and Application Information:
Please send a CV, a cover letter detailing current/future research directions and work experience (maximum two pages), as well as a writing sample to both fenwick.mckelvey(at)concordia.ca and jonathan.roberge(at)ucs.inrs.ca
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadians and permanent residents.