The University of Queensland recently announced a call for a two year postdoctoral fellowship. The Federation Fellowship program, ‘Television in the post-broadcast era: the role of old and new media in the formation of national communities’, investigates the varying roles contemporary television plays within an array of nation-states and regions as well as within a range of commercial, institutional and regulatory environments. More specifically, it examines the particular formations of television in the various operating environments with special attention to the competing or complementary roles played by new media such as the Internet. The research fellow would be expected to develop their own project in relation to this research program, broadly conceived. Projects which focused on non-Anglophone countries and applicants with expertise in languages other than English will be especially welcome.
The successful applicant will be located in the Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies where they will design and develop their own research project within the ARC Federation Fellowship program lead by Professor Graeme Turner. The Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies is a humanities research facility which commenced operation in January 2000. It is funded jointly by the Faculty of Arts, the Vice-Chancellor’s Strategic Reserve and the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research). The objective of the Centre is to develop the research performance and the research culture within the Faculty of Arts though the use of visiting fellowships, internal research fellowships, and the mounting of seminars, public lectures, ‘master classes’, and conferences. The research focus is on the ‘new humanities’ interdisciplinary areas of critical theory, cultural studies, and media studies, however the CCCS also has the responsibility of assisting research development across the Faculty through mentoring grant applications and other activities. More information can be obtained at the Centre’s web site at www.cccs.uq.edu.au and here. Applications close 8 September 2010.