Employment & Internship Opportunities

If you have an employment opportunity you would like to have posted on our Employment Opportunities page, please email the listing to Secretariat@istr.org 

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The Helen Bader Institute for Nonprofit Management at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee is seeking a Visiting Assistant Professor beginning January 31, 2020. This position is open to candidates in all areas of nonprofit and philanthropic studies.. Teaching responsibilities will be in the Department of Public and Nonprofit Administration.

More information and application instructions can be found online here.

Feel free to reach out with questions to either Prof. Doug Ihrke (dihrke@uwm.edu) or Bryce Lord (balord@uwm.edu).

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WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) is the second-largest business university in the European Union and is centrally located at the heart of Europe, with over 23,000 students and roughly 2,400 employees working in teaching, research, and administration. WU’s modern campus, right next door to Vienna’s expansive Prater Park, offers impressive, award-winning architecture and an excellent working environment. The Institute for Nonprofit Management is currently inviting applications for a

Third-party-funded Project Staff Member post doc

Fulltime, 40 hours/week

Your responsibilities

Postdoctoral researcher for three-year research project on nonprofit organizations in metro­politan regions.
For the "Civic Life of Cities Lab" (see https://www.wu.ac.at/en/npo/research/laufende-forschungsprojekte/civic-life-of-cities) we are looking for a postdoctoral researcher. Your tasks will include data collection (online survey with possible additional interviews), quan­titative data analysis, as well as the presentation, writing and publication of research on the contributions of non-profit organisations in metropolitan regions. We expect you to contribute to the research focus of the project and bring in your own original ideas. We offer excellent opportunities to further develop your research skills in a high-profile team and supportive environment. If you wish, it is also possible to teach some university courses.
The appointment is full-time for three years. The salary will be according to FWF stand­ards (see https://www.fwf.ac.at/en/research-funding/personnel-costs/), including public Austrian health and pension insurance. Travel funds to attend at least one academic conference per year will be available.

Your profile

  • Proven academic writing skills in English
  • Record of publications in the field of nonprofit management or civil society research
  • Experience with multivariate statistical methods
  • Knowledge of the programming language R or willingness to learn it
  • Team player
  • German language skills or willingness to learn some German


Desirable qualifications:

  • Experience with empirical research projects


Please include the following materials in your application:

  • Cover letter detailing the reasons for your interest in the position
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Writing sample in English, consisting of either a dissertation chapter or a recent published paper
  • PhD diploma, or graduate transcript with proof that the applicant has completed all the requirements for the PhD, or a letter from their PhD advisor stating when they will do so
  • Contact information of at least one person (e.g. PhD advisor, employer) whom we may contact to provide a personal recommendation.
The gross monthly salary is € 3,889.50 (paid 14 times per year).

This employee position will be limited to a period of 3 years, starting on March 16, 2020 (commencement date subject to change).

If you are interested in a job with diverse responsibilities in a pleasant, stimulating work environment, please submit your application here by February 19, 2020 (ID 564): https://www.wu.ac.at/karriere/arbeiten-an-der-wu/jobangebote?yid=564

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WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) is the second-largest business university in the European Union and is centrally located at the heart of Europe, with over 23,000 students and roughly 2,400 employees working in teaching, research, and administration. WU’s modern campus, right next door to Vienna’s expansive Prater Park, offers impressive, award-winning architecture and an excellent working environment. The Institute for Nonprofit Management is currently inviting applications for a

Third-party-funded Project Staff Member pre doc

Part-time, 30 hours/week

Your responsibilities

PhD scholarship for three-year research project on nonprofit organizations in metropolitan regions

For the “Civic Life of Cities Lab” (see https://www.wu.ac.at/en/npo/research/laufende-forschungsprojekte/civic-life-of-cities) we are looking for a PhD student. We expect you to contribute to the research focus of the project and bring in your own original ideas to complete a cumulative dissertation in English. Your tasks will include data collection (online survey with possible additional interviews), quantitative data analysis, as well as the presentation, writing and publication of research on the contributions of non-profit organisations in metropolitan regions. lf you wish, it is also possible to teach some university courses.

We offer excellent opportunities to develop your research skills in a high-profile team and supportive environment. The appointment is for 30 hours per week, for three years. The salary will be according to FWF standards (see https://www.fwf.ac.at/en/research-funding/personnel-costs/), including public Austrian health and pension insurance. Travel funds to attend at least one academic conference per year will be available.

Your profile

  • Bachelor's and Master's degree, at least one of them in the social sciences
  • Documented interest in nonprofit organizations and/or civil society issues
  • Proven knowledge of quantitative social science methods
  • Knowledge of the programming language R or willingness to learn it
  • Team player
  • German language skills or willingness to learn some German


Desirable qualifications:

  • Experience with empirical research projects


Please include the following materials in your application:

  • Cover letter detailing the reasons for your interest in the position
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Bachelor and Master diploma
  • Master thesis
  • Transcript of courses taken and grades received
  • Contact information of at least one person (e.g. master thesis advisor, employer) whom we may contact to provide a personal recommendation
The minimum gross monthly salary is € 2,162.40, subject to adjustment if candidates can document relevant prior professional experience.

This employee position will be limited to a period of 3 years, starting on March 16, 2020 (commencement date subject to change).

If you are interested in a job with diverse responsibilities in a pleasant, stimulating work environment, please submit your application here by February 19, 2020 (ID 565): https://www.wu.ac.at/karriere/arbeiten-an-der-wu/jobangebote?yid=565

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Lecturer and PhD researcher Corporate Philanthropy

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14 Jan11 FebRotterdam

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) invites applications for a Research and Teaching Associate with a part-time PhD position, starting in March or April 2020. The position is a four-year appointment in RSM’s Department of Business-Society Management and part of the Erasmus Initiative Dynamics of Inclusive Prosperity.

JOB DESCRIPTION

In this position, you will conduct research on the project “The Influence of the Institutional Context on Corporate Philanthropy” that is part of a part-time PhD trajectory (0.6 FTE)Corporate philanthropy – investment of corporate resources such as employees’ time, money, network, technology and means – has become more of a norm than an exception in the current global marketplace to create positive social change. But we have little understanding of how these practices differ among various countries, regions and communities.

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 600 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. The Faculty of Social Sciences at Lund University is one of the leading education and research institutions in Sweden.

 

The School of Social Work offers research on civil society and voluntary sector, age and elderly care, family and child care, homelessness and housing, urban social innovation, sustainable welfare, social policy, poverty, migration and other relates themes.

 

For more information, please access the following link and contact details https://lu.varbi.com/en/what:job/jobID:304617/type:job/where:4/apply:1

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Clinical Assistant Professor Position In Public Management and Policy

The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University seeks a strong teacher to fill a non-tenure track Clinical Assistant Professor position in the Department of Public Management and Policy, beginning fall 2020. The successful applicant will be expected to teach up to eight courses per year, perform community outreach, and provide university service. Course load reductions are available for activities such as special initiatives and administrative responsibilities.  Candidates for this position must bring a strong background and commitment to teaching in the PMAP core courses including research methods, policy analysis, and capstone courses.

 

The department offers a NASPAA-accredited MPA program, master’s and undergraduate degrees in public policy, and a doctorate in public policy.  The Andrew Young School ranks 21st among graduate programs in public affairs in the US News rankings.  The PMAP department also ranks 7th in local government management, 8th in urban policy, 8th in public budgeting and finance, 9th in nonprofit management, 19th in public management and leadership, and 22nd in public policy analysis.  US News calls GSU the 2nd most innovative university in the U.S. and ranks it 3rd in undergraduate teaching.    Located in downtown Atlanta, GSU is one of the country’s top urban public research universities and has one of the most diverse student bodies. The school is committed to graduating students who can improve policy-making and management at all levels of government and the nonprofit sector.

 

Candidates must submit all materials through http://apply.interfolio.com/71693. Required materials are as follows: letter of interest, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and teaching evaluations.  Submissions through other means will not be accepted.  The position requires a doctorate in an appropriate field.  Candidate must be eligible to work in the USA.  At the time of offer, a background check will be required.  All applications received by January 10th will be given full consideration. 

 

Information about the Andrew Young School is available at www.aysps.gsu.edu. Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class.  The position is subject to budgetary approval.

 

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Opportunity to apply for PhD Studentships at CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University

 

We are currently advertising PhD Studentships at CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University, as part of the ESRC White Rose DTP:

 

https://www.shu.ac.uk/research/degrees/phd-scholarships/cresr

 

There is a specific theme around the voluntary and community sector, as described below…

 

Over the past twenty years the voluntary and community sector in the UK has moved from the margins to the mainstream in policy terms, with the sector now considered a significant player in the reform of health, social care, children’s services and welfare, as well as increasing recognition for the potentially transformative role it plays in communities and for people facing multiple disadvantage. Under austerity, and the social and economic challenges leading to and moving beyond Brexit, many voluntary and community organisations face heightened expectations and deeper struggles - meeting increasing demands amidst highly constrained resources. CRESR has one of the largest groupings of academics in the UK researching the interface between the sector and public policy at local and national level.

 

We welcome proposals for qualitative, quantitative or mixed-methods studies from a range of theoretical perspectives that seek to explore the varied and contested roles, experiences and value of the voluntary and community sector at the nexus of policy, communities and multiple disadvantage, linked (but not limited) to the following broad topics:

 

• Funding and finance in the voluntary and community sector, including social investment

• Commissioning and public service markets 

• Collaboration, partnership working and co-production

• The role of the sector in mitigating the effects of welfare reform and addressing inequalities

• Campaigning, advocacy and policy influence

• The changing role of the voluntary sector’s infrastructure 

• Management, leadership, governance and accountability of voluntary and community organisations

 

Successful applicants will receive the additional benefits of involvement with the White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership pathway on Civil Society, Development and Democracy. For further information about undertaking a PhD in this area please contact Dr. Rob Macmillan (rob.macmillan@shu.ac.uk / 0114 225 2929) or Dr Ellen Bennett (ellen.bennett@shu.ac.uk / 0114 225 6643).

 

How to apply

 

Applicants should check the DTP website for Eligibility Criteria for these scholarships.

 

Applicants must email a postgraduate application form https://www.shu.ac.uk/studyhere/how-to-apply/research   (including a 1500 word proposal) to fdsresearch@shu.ac.uk by 17:00 on 29 January 2020.

 

We strongly recommend that you contact the potential named supervisor to discuss and develop your research proposal before submitting your application form.  Please indicate clearly in your email that you would like to be considered for a White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership scholarship.  At this stage, you only need to include the names and contact details for referees and do not have to request references. Successful applicants who are studying for a masters qualification must complete their course of study before taking up their PhD place.

 

Where English is not your first language, you must show evidence of English language ability to the following minimum level of proficiency: an overall IELTS score of 7.0 or above, with at least 7.0 in each component or an accepted equivalent. Please note that your test score must be current, i.e. within the last two years. Please note that students must be resident close to the University at which they are registered and we would expect there to be direct contact between the student and supervisor. This applies to full-time and part-time students.

 

Any application enquiries should be emailed to fdsresearch@shu.ac.uk

 

Selection Process

 

Successful applicants will be required to attend an interview where you will be asked to talk through your research proposal. All interviews will be in person and none will be conducted by Skype. Interview dates are provisionally scheduled for week commencing 10th February 2019. 

 

The Voluntary Sector Studies Network (VSSN) and the Policy Press invite applications for the position of an Editor to join the current editorial team for the Voluntary Sector Review from February 2020 to February  2023. Voluntary Sector Review (VSR) is a journal with a growing international profile that publishes high-quality, peer-reviewed, accessible papers on third sector research, policy and practice.

 

For further details please click here

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The Department of Public Administration at the University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC) is pleased to be awarding a 2 year post-doctoral Bridge to the Faculty fellowship with a start date of August 2020. Fellows will have the opportunity to transition to a tenure track faculty position following the completion of the fellowship. The Department of Public Administration at UIC is situated in the College of Urban Planning & Public Affairs (CUPPA). Fellows may also have the opportunity to affiliate with one or more the CUPPA's eight research centers. The fellowship offers competitive salary and benefits including travel support and professional development funds. Please see attached announcement for further details.

 

Kate Albrecht, Kathleen Yang-Clayton, and myself are all attending ARNOVA and would be happy to talk with prospective applicants and answer any questions. Please feel free to share with any interested applicants. 

 

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Associate Professor/Professor Public Economics, Public Finance, Public Budgeting, or Public Financial Management

 

Position and Responsibilities:

The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position beginning in August 2020 in the Department of Economics or the Department of Public Management and Policy at the Associate or Full Professor level. Due to an expansion in our evidence-based policy research, we are most interested in an experienced scholar who can make a substantial contribution to our applied public finance research cluster which includes the Center for State and Local Finance, the Fiscal Research Center, and the International Center for Public Policy. The ideal candidate will have interest in a leadership role in the cluster and will be a senior member of one of the academic departments. Applicants should have a primary research and teaching interest in public economics, public finance, public budgeting or public financial management, taxation, as well as strong interests in applied policy research. This position requires a doctorate degree from an accredited university in one of the following fields of study: economics, public policy, political science or public management. The hire will have access to unique administrative data and will be interested in using advanced big data empirical techniques. Responsibilities include teaching, research, and senior leadership of the cluster.  The latter will be compensated via administrative release time.

 

Andrew Young School and Campus Environment:

The Andrew Young School is ranked among the top 20 policy schools in the U.S. The school houses five academic departments and outstanding research centers and institutes in health policy, international and domestic public policy, public finance, experimental economics, urban studies, and education policy, among others. Georgia State University, an enterprising R-1 university located in Atlanta, is a national leader in using innovation to drive student success and research growth. Enrolling and graduating one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation, Georgia State provides its world-class faculty and more than 50,000 students unsurpassed research, teaching, and learning opportunities in one of the 21st century’s great global cities.

 

For additional information about the Andrew Young School: https://aysps.gsu.edu/

 

Qualifications:

 

REQUIRED:

  • Ph.D. in economics, public policy, political science or public management

·         Primary research and teaching interest in public economics, public finance, public budgeting or public financial management, taxation, as well as strong interests in applied policy research. Interest and experience working with policy makers to identify and deliver on a research agenda that produces causal evidence to inform policy aimed at improving child and family welfare

·         Demonstrated success attracting external research funding

·         Ability to pass a full background check

·         Eligible to work in the U.S.

Condition of Work and Benefits

Forty-hour work week                                   

Retirement plans include: Teachers Retirement System, TIAA, VALIC, & Fidelity

Twelve paid holidays                                     

Sick Leave                                         

Group health and life insurance

Faculty rank and status                      

Social Security

Tenure track                                      

Optional pre-tax benefits

Support for research and professional activities

 

Salary and Rank

Salary commensurate with the candidate’s education and experience.  Appointment at a faculty rank, on a contract renewal basis.  This position is subject to budgetary approval. 

 

Submit a cover letter addressing the above qualifications; curriculum vita; name, address and phone number of three references.  Review of materials will begin December 13 and continue until the position is filled. 

 

Application submission:

 

 

All applications must be submitted through Academic Jobs Online (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14944). No paper applications will be accepted unless specifically solicited.

 

Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class.  As a university with a diverse student body, we encourage applications from women and minorities.  

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Job Announcement 

 

Rutgers University, Newark

School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA)

 

Faculty Opening in the School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers University, Newark

 

The School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) at the Newark Campus of Rutgers University seeks candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin in fall 2020. Areas of interest include but are not limited to: 

  • public administration and management, 
  • nonprofit management, 
  • local government, and 
  • urban affairs.

We seek applications from highly productive researchers with a solid record of scholarly achievements. Candidates should be able to teach courses in our BA program in public and nonprofit administration and our MPA program (both on-campus and online). Experience with, or interest in, teaching students from diverse cultural backgrounds is also important.

 

The appointee will become a core faculty member in a NASPAA-accredited public administration program that is ranked 12th nationally in Public Management/Administration by US News and World Report and holds four other top-20 rankings in Public Affairs and Administration. Geographically, the Newark Campus of Rutgers is a major public university in New Jersey’s largest city and is located just 20 minutes outside of New York City.

 

Candidates must hold an earned doctorate in public administration or a related field at the time of appointment. Review of applications will begin on October 31, 2019, and will continue until outstanding candidates are identified. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other classification protected by law. Members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Rutgers-Newark is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution by the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities.

 

Candidates interested in this position should visit http://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/39282/ to apply.

 

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WINGS Project Coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean


About WINGS


WINGS is a network of 154 philanthropy associations, networks, academic institutions, support organizations, and funders in 52 countries around the world whose purpose is to strengthen, promote and provide leadership on the development of philanthropy and social investment. WINGS’ office is located in Sao Paulo, Brazil. However, candidates from other countries in Latin America and the Caribbean are encouraged to apply since this can be a remote position.


Job Summary


The Project Coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean is the first regional position of WINGS vibrant and growing global network. Working under the direct supervision of the Programs Coordinator, the Project Coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean will be responsible for three main objectives.


 Project Coordination: The Coordinator will manage a 2-year project under WINGS strategic priority ‘Supporting the development of philanthropy where is it most needed’. This work includes regional capacity building and knowledge development for philanthropy networks and support organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean with special emphasis on two topics: enabling environment for philanthropy and cultures of giving.
 Network Engagement: The Coordinator will be responsible for day-to-day engagement and communication with the Latin American and Caribbean Affinity Group (LAC Group), a task force of 46 individuals and organizations committed to strengthening the landscape of philanthropy in the region, catalyzing relationships between them, organizing online and in-person events, and devising strategies for innovation and growth.
 Communications: The Coordinator will be responsible to produce specific content for WINGS communications channels which include social media, newsletter, blog and website.
The Project Coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean will eventually collaborate with other members of the staff on different projects. Main areas of responsibility will include, but are not limited to:
 Develop a detailed project plan to track progress and implement all the activities related to the project ‘Strengthening the Enabling Environment and the Philanthropy Support Ecosystem in Latin America’.
 Coordinate all project activities with the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) Affinity Group.
 Design and implement webinars, online meetings and in-person events connected to the project.
 Coordinate the knowledge production of the LAC Affinity Group: research, reports, joint documents, declarations, etc.
 Build and implement a collective strategy for the LAC Affinity Group to engage in specific actions connected to the project objectives.
 Create and implement a knowledge strategy to support the capacity development of WINGS members in Latin America and the Caribbean.
 Ensuring that all activities are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget.
 Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation.
 Prepare project proposals and reports and help with ongoing fundraising to sustain WINGS work in the LAC region.
 Work in collaboration with member organizations, consultants, and committees to ensure successful execution of the project.
 Contribute to advance the overall mission of WINGS.
 Position travel up to 10%.

Requirements:

This is a consultant position with a dedication of 3.5 days per week. The Coordinator can be based in any country in Latin America and the Caribbean. A successful candidate will have the following:  Fluency in English and Spanish, including solid writing skills. Other languages are appreciated, in particular Portuguese.  Solid analytical skills. Experience in knowledge management is an asset.  Experience in communications and project management.  Knowledge about the philanthropic sector and global civil society are important assets.  Self-motivation with strong organizational skills.  Ability to work independently and as a member of team; strong interpersonal ability.  Global mindset: openness to and awareness of cultural and geographic diversity.  Strong interpersonal skills, excellent verbal communication in English and Spanish and ability to build relationship with a broad range of actors.  Experience abroad, or working with international partners.  Proficiency in the use of computers and database systems. Knowledge of website maintenance, latest information technology, social media and online meetings is welcome.  A minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience.  Relevant Bachelor degree.  Master degree or equivalent.

 

How to Apply


To be considered, please submit a cover letter, résumé, and compensation expectations (in USD dollars) as one PDF attachment in English by e-mail to Bia Mion at bmion@wingsweb.org by November 30th. Consideration will begin as soon as applications are received, and the position will remain open until filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply before the deadline.

 

Associate Professor/Professor Public Economics, Public Finance, Public Budgeting, or Public Financial Management

 

Position and Responsibilities:

The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position beginning in August 2020 in the Department of Economics or the Department of Public Management and Policy at the Associate or Full Professor level. Due to an expansion in our evidence-based policy research, we are most interested in an experienced scholar who can make a substantial contribution to our applied public finance research cluster which includes the Center for State and Local Finance, the Fiscal Research Center, and the International Center for Public Policy. The ideal candidate will have interest in a leadership role in the cluster and will be a senior member of one of the academic departments. Applicants should have a primary research and teaching interest in public economics, public finance, public budgeting or public financial management, taxation, as well as strong interests in applied policy research. This position requires a doctorate degree from an accredited university in one of the following fields of study: economics, public policy, political science or public management. The hire will have access to unique administrative data and will be interested in using advanced big data empirical techniques. Responsibilities include teaching, research, and senior leadership of the cluster.  The latter will be compensated via administrative release time.

 

Andrew Young School and Campus Environment:

The Andrew Young School is ranked among the top 20 policy schools in the U.S. The school houses five academic departments and outstanding research centers and institutes in health policy, international and domestic public policy, public finance, experimental economics, urban studies, and education policy, among others. Georgia State University, an enterprising R-1 university located in Atlanta, is a national leader in using innovation to drive student success and research growth. Enrolling and graduating one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation, Georgia State provides its world-class faculty and more than 50,000 students unsurpassed research, teaching, and learning opportunities in one of the 21st century’s great global cities.

 

For additional information about the Andrew Young School: https://aysps.gsu.edu/

 

Qualifications:

 

REQUIRED:

  • Ph.D. in economics, public policy, political science or public management

·         Primary research and teaching interest in public economics, public finance, public budgeting or public financial management, taxation, as well as strong interests in applied policy research. Interest and experience working with policy makers to identify and deliver on a research agenda that produces causal evidence to inform policy aimed at improving child and family welfare

·         Demonstrated success attracting external research funding

·         Ability to pass a full background check

·         Eligible to work in the U.S.

Condition of Work and Benefits

Forty-hour work week                                   

Retirement plans include: Teachers Retirement System, TIAA, VALIC, & Fidelity

Twelve paid holidays                                     

Sick Leave                                         

Group health and life insurance

Faculty rank and status                      

Social Security

Tenure track                                      

Optional pre-tax benefits

Support for research and professional activities

 

Salary and Rank

Salary commensurate with the candidate’s education and experience.  Appointment at a faculty rank, on a contract renewal basis.  This position is subject to budgetary approval.

Submit a cover letter addressing the above qualifications; curriculum vita; name, address and phone number of three references.  Review of materials will begin December 13 and continue until the position is filled. 

 

Application submission:

All applications must be submitted through Academic Jobs Online (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14944). No paper applications will be accepted unless specifically solicited.

 

Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class.  As a university with a diverse student body, we encourage applications from women and minorities. 

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Postdoctoral Fellowships – Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society

 

ABOUT THE FELLOWSHIPS

 

The Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society brings promising new scholars to Stanford University for 1-2 year appointments as postdoctoral fellows.

 

Currently Stanford PACS is accepting applications for two postdoctoral fellowship opportunities for the 2020-21 academic year:

 

 

Each fellow will be affiliated with the relevant Stanford PACS initiative (either the Digital Civil Society Lab or the Program on Democracy and the Internet) and potentially also with a department or school at Stanford University.

The annual fellowship stipend is $67,000, plus the standard benefits that postdoctoral fellows at Stanford University receive, including health insurance and travel funds. The fellowship program falls under U.S. Immigration J-1 Exchange Visitor Visa activities.

The start date of the fellowship will be September 2020, unless otherwise agreed. To assume a postdoctoral fellowship, scholars must have a PhD in hand by July 1, 2020. We cannot consider applications from scholars who earned a PhD earlier than May 1, 2018.

For both of these fellowships, we encourage applications from candidates representing a broad range of disciplines including the social sciences, humanities, law, computer science and engineering.

 

I.                   Program on Democracy and the Internet

 

The Program on Democracy and the Internet (PDI) envisions digital technologies supporting rather than subverting democracy by maximizing the benefits and minimizing the threats through changes in policy, technology, and social and ethical technological norms.

 

Digital technologies are having a profound impact on democracy in the United States and around the world. New communication platforms that give voice to the previously voiceless also empower nefarious actors who seek to undermine democracy, silence journalists and minority groups, manipulate search engines, sow distrust, and more. Concerns about virality, deception, anonymity, echo chambers, and platform information monopolies pose new challenges for democracy in the digital age. Current research to understand these challenges and, on the basis of theory and evidence, craft solutions, remains nascent, fragmented, and incomplete. A strong knowledge base is critical for policy makers, corporate leaders, and technologists to make decisions that protect and promote democracy in the digital age.

 

The Program on Democracy and the Internet is investigating key research themes which include:

 

  • Reform options for platforms to combat hate speech, bots, and disinformation.
  • Algorithmic bias
  • Deteriorating health of digital information ecosystems and its effect on democracy and civil rights
  • Changes in the media landscape due to shifts caused by digital innovation.
  • Impact of the internet on election campaigns and voting.

 

The Program on Democracy and the Internet’s work draws from the social sciences, humanities, engineering, computer science, and the law to understand the challenges digital technologies pose to liberal democracies around the world.

 

Each fellow will collaborate with one of the PDI faculty on PDI research relevant to their field of study and current line of scholarship. The fellows will spend 20 percent of their time working on their own research and 80 percent assisting in the research of one of the PDI directors.  For examples of past work, see the publications page.  In addition, fellows may be asked to coordinate speaker series and seminars. 

 

The program is led by Principal Investigators Nathaniel Persily, James B. McClatchy Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and Co-Director of the Cyber Policy Center, Francis Fukuyama, Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute, and PACS Faculty Co-Director and Professor of Political Science, Rob Reich.

 

PDI is a joint initiative of the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (Stanford PACS) and the Cyber Policy Center at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.

 

For a sense of the scholarship that PDI supports, see: https://pacscenter.stanford.edu/research/project-on-democracy-and-the-internet/projects/.

 

 

II.                Digital Civil Society Lab

 

The Digital Civil Society Lab (DCSL) envisions an independent civil society that thrives in the digital age through the safe, ethical and effective use of private digital resources for public benefit.

 

The digital age has transformed civil society participation and organization, and it has presented new challenges and threats. Our dependencies on digital software and infrastructure require new insights into how these digital systems work and how an independent civil society can engage them safely, ethically and effectively for mission.

The Digital Civil Society Lab aims to understand how digital technology has transformed civil society and shape these transformations by engaging research, practitioner and policy communities across the interconnected domains that support a thriving and independent civil society in the digital age:

  • Technology: software and hardware designed for the values and interest of civil society actors 
  • Organizations: structures and practices that align with civil society missions and protect institutional independence from markets or governments
  • Policy: legal practices and regulatory frames that protect the building blocks of civil society, including free association, speech, and privacy 
  • Norms: social norms and practices that promote safe and ethical data collection, generation and use, and that support the critical role of civil society in democracies

The Digital Civil Society Lab is investigating key research themes which include:

  • The key dimensions of digital infrastructure and data and how they influence the role of independent civil society in democracies; 
  • Understanding, creating, and expanding access to software, hardware and digital practices that align with the values of civil society in democracies; 
  • The nature of digital data donations and/or the governance mechanisms, enterprise forms, or legal constructs that such donations require; 
  • Understanding interactions between global digital networks, digital activism, and traditional and emergent forms of association in civil society.



    The Lab’s research draws from the humanities, social sciences, engineering, computer science and the law to understand and advance the principles of civil society and democracies in the digital age. 

 

DCSL is an initiative of the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (Stanford PACS) and is led by Lucy Bernholz, senior research scholar at Stanford PACS, and Rob Reich, professor of Political Science and faculty co-director of Stanford PACS. 

 

For a sense of the scholarship that DCSL supports, see: https://pacscenter.stanford.edu/research/digital-civil-society-lab/.

 

Please note: Postdoctoral fellows at DCSL are expected to participate fully in a biweekly seminar series at the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, and are expected to contribute to teaching the Digital Civil Society seminar in partnership with other DCSL faculty, scholars and postdocs.

 

 

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

To be considered for a postdoctoral fellowship with either the Program on Democracy and the Internet or with the Digital Civil Society Lab, submit an application via the online application portal.

 

Applicants will be asked to include the following:

 

  • Cover letter detailing the reasons for the applicant’s interest in the fellowship;
  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • Fellowship proposal detailing the research that the applicant would undertake while at Stanford, and how it fits within the research agenda of the specific initiative to which the applicant is applying. In this section, please disclose if you have additional funding arrangements.
  • Writing sample consisting of either a dissertation chapter or a recent published paper. There are no specific page length or formatting requirements for this sample;
  • Graduate transcript with proof that the applicant has completed all the requirements for the PhD, or a letter from their PhD advisor stating when they will do so;
  • Two (or more) Letters of Recommendation. These should be submitted via the application portal.

CONTACT

 

Questions about the Project on Democracy and the Internet should be directed to Eloise Duvillier at eloise@stanford.edu.

 

Questions about the Digital Civil Society Lab should be directed to Heather Noelle Robinson at hnrbnsn@stanford.edu.

 

Stanford University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer, committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce. It welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, veterans, persons with disabilities, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the university's research and teaching mission. 

 

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The University of Oregon’s School of Planning, Public Policy and Management is now accepting applications for our first PhD cohort in the fall of 2020! Please feel free to circulate among interested students.

 

There are three available disciplinary tracks students may choose:

 

1.            Community and Regional Planning

2.            Nonprofit Management

3.            Public Administration/Public Policy

 

More information on the program, including a link to the application can be found at: https://pppm.uoregon.edu/grad/phd

 


Search Begins: Fall 2016; Search ends when filled. Position starts: August 1, 2017

The Lilly Family School of Philanthropy seeks an exceptional colleague to join the faculty of the first school of its kind. The School is particularly interested in research on philanthropic fundraising, but there is also a broader interest in excellent research and teaching that will advance the field. The incumbent will conduct research and facilitate the translation of new knowledge into improved practice; create a thriving intellectual community to attract outstanding students to research and research-informed practice; expedite the assimilation of new findings to provide direct instruction to practitioners; and share emerging knowledge with practitioners worldwide through conferences, specialized training and publications.

This position is a 10-month open rank tenured or tenure-track faculty position. Candidates should have a significant record in the area of philanthropy research, preferably fundraising, though any relevant research with broad impact is highly valued.

The duties of the Professor of Philanthropic Studies will include teaching and mentoring students as well as conducting research, publishing, and providing service to the School, campus, and the field of Philanthropic Studies. The school has a preference for teaching required fundraising courses and expanding the fundraising research agenda.

Search Begins: Fall 2016; Search ends when filled. Position starts: August 1, 2017

The Lilly Family School of Philanthropy seeks an exceptional colleague to join the faculty of the first school of its kind. The School is particularly interested in research on philanthropic fundraising, but there is also a broader interest in excellent research and teaching that will advance the field. The incumbent will conduct research and facilitate the translation of new knowledge into improved practice; create a thriving intellectual community to attract outstanding students to research and research-informed practice; expedite the assimilation of new findings to provide direct instruction to practitioners; and share emerging knowledge with practitioners worldwide through conferences, specialized training and publications.

This position is a 10-month open rank tenured or tenure-track faculty position. Candidates should have a significant record in the area of philanthropy research, preferably fundraising, though any relevant research with broad impact is highly valued.

The duties of the Professor of Philanthropic Studies will include teaching and mentoring students as well as conducting research, publishing, and providing service to the School, campus, and the field of Philanthropic Studies. The school has a preference for teaching required fundraising courses and expanding the fundraising research agenda.

Search Begins: Fall 2016; Search ends when filled. Position starts: August 1, 2017

The Lilly Family School of Philanthropy seeks an exceptional colleague to join the faculty of the first school of its kind. The School is particularly interested in research on philanthropic fundraising, but there is also a broader interest in excellent research and teaching that will advance the field. The incumbent will conduct research and facilitate the translation of new knowledge into improved practice; create a thriving intellectual community to attract outstanding students to research and research-informed practice; expedite the assimilation of new findings to provide direct instruction to practitioners; and share emerging knowledge with practitioners worldwide through conferences, specialized training and publications.

This position is a 10-month open rank tenured or tenure-track faculty position. Candidates should have a significant record in the area of philanthropy research, preferably fundraising, though any relevant research with broad impact is highly valued.

The duties of the Professor of Philanthropic Studies will include teaching and mentoring students as well as conducting research, publishing, and providing service to the School, campus, and the field of Philanthropic Studies. The school has a preference for teaching required fundraising courses and expanding the fundraising research agenda.

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