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Fellowship Opportunity: MITACS Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Hybrid Media Publication Platforms

Deadline: March 19th, 5pm EST

Archive/Counter-Archive and Public Journal are pleased to announce a competition for a two-year MITACS Accelerate Post-Doctoral Fellowship position hosted by York University and Public Access Journal of interdisciplinary art.

TIMELINE: Expected to begin June 1st, 2021 LOCATION: Toronto, Ontario Canada SUPPORT: $45,000.00, office space at York University, use of a computer, and full access to York University Library APPLY BY FRIDAY MARCH 19, 5PM EST - full details: counterarchive.ca Candidates must have defended their dissertation by May 1st 2021. (This is a firm deadline) The successful candidate is expected to focus on research into emerging hybrid media publication platforms that integrate print and online media in creative, engaging and critical ways. A focus on Knowledge Mobilization for Archive/Counter-Archive’s case studies, working group outputs and artist residencies will be the primary means for testing content through diverse social media platforms and interfaces. Research outcomes will directly inform the future publishing practices of Public as the journal evolves with online readership and engagement. We invite applications from, in particular, interdisciplinary scholars who have earned a doctorate in communications, media studies, archival or information studies, digital media, or art history, and have expertise in such fields such as creative publishing, online outreach/engagement, communications, and digital media design. The position requires that the candidate has strong skills and experience in research creation, knowledge translation, community arts engagement, and familiarity with social media, video hosting and marketing platforms. An understanding of open-source web content management systems is an asset. Required soft skills include outstanding writing and communication skills, a strong collaborative working style, good time management, and adaptability. This Post-Doc position will include opportunities to produce publications, participate in conference presentations and directly contribute to content design for Archive/Counter-Archive’s hybrid publications. It is expected that the candidate will divide their time between York University and Public, also housed at York University’s campus. If you have any questions, please contact Aimée Mitchell at aimee19@yorku.ca

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