***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** fyi Barry _____________________________________________________________________ Barry Wellman Professor of Sociology NetLab Director wellman at chass.utoronto.ca http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~wellman Centre for Urban & Community Studies University of Toronto 455 Spadina Avenue Toronto Canada M5S 2G8 fax:+1-416-978-7162 To network is to live; to live is to network () ASCII ribbon campaign -- don't use HTML email /\ _____________________________________________________________________ ---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2005 22:15:12 -0800 From: Mimi Ito <[log in to unmask]> To: ACC - Donna Coleman <[log in to unmask]> Subject: Visiting Research Fellowships, "Networked Publics" Please circulate the following announcement where you think there might be interest. Thank you! ----- Visiting Research Fellowships, “Networked Publics” Annenberg Center for Communication University of Southern California The Annenberg Center for Communication (ACC) at the University of Southern California invites applications for two postdoctoral positions and one visiting scholar position on the theme of “Networked Publics.” ACC is a research institute devoted to the study of new media from an interdisciplinary perspective. The 2005-06 theme invokes emergent changes to how we are engaging as audiences, activists, citizens, and producers in maturing networked media ecologies. These changes include but are not limited to the changing relationship between production and consumption, viral and peer-to-peer distribution, and networked lateral political mobilization. Although the Internet is clearly a central player, we consider media forms both old and new as part of a much broader media ecology undergoing profound social, technical, and cultural transformation. The ACC themes are intended to convene an interdisciplinary cohort of scholars to focus on a topic of pressing concern not well addressed in more established disciplinary and departmental institutions. This cohort will include the three visiting positions advertised here as well as fellows selected from among USC faculty and graduate students. The visiting fellows will be expected to pursue their research in residence at the Annenberg Center during the 2005-06 academic year. They will collectively be responsible for organizing one conference and a monthly speaker series and will be expected to attend and organize a weekly seminar of graduate, postdoctoral, and faculty fellows on the theme of Networked Publics. They may not hold any other appointment during the period of the fellowship. The postdoctoral fellowship is intended for scholars who have completed their Ph.D within five years of August 2005. It carries a stipend of $40,000 in addition to a limited amount of funds to support research and relocation expenses. The visiting scholar position is intended for a mid-career scholar with a well -established track record and demonstrated leadership and expertise related to the theme. The stipend will be commensurate with the scholar’s current position. ACC will also provide a limited amount of funds to support research and relocation expenses. Applicants should clearly indicate whether they are applying for a postdoctoral position or the visiting scholar position. Applications should include a CV, a cover letter including a personal statement, and a brief statement of research goals in relation to the theme. Three letters of recommendation are to be sent directly by the writers (letters may also be faxed to 213-747-4981). Address all application materials to Donna Coleman, Annenberg Center for Communication, University of Southern California, 734 West Adams Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90007. Email contact: [log in to unmask] The deadline for receipt in our office is April 15, 2005. Mizuko Ito Department of Anthropology and Annenberg Center for Communication University of Southern California http://www.itofisher.com/mito _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.