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Post-Doctoral Opportunity: Center for IT & Media at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business

Of potential interest to some HASTACers:


"The Center for IT & Media at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business invites applications for a post-doctoral fellowship to begin Fall 2010 for applicants whose research lies at the intersection of information technology, media, and business. Preference will be given to applicants studying the social and organizational context of computer-enabled information technologies (e.g., storage, networks, databases), communication technologies (e.g., mobile phones, Instant Messaging, Web conferencing), digital media (e.g., songs, shows, videos), social media (e.g., Facebook, MySpace, Twitter), or other emerging collaborative technologies (e.g., Google Docs, Skype, Second Life).

The Center for IT & Media focuses on issues critical to firms in the IT industry (e.g., Google, IBM, Intel, Apple) and the Media industry (e.g., Time Warner, Disney, News Corp, Viacom) as well as the consequences of IT & Media development and use for employees, firms, industries, and society. For example, business could benefit from greater knowledge about a media industry disrupted by digital technologies that are shifting how music, television, and films are viewed and distributed. Business could also benefit from greater knowledge about tools being developed by firms in the IT industry to facilitate virtual organizations in which individuals and teams can work from any place at any time through information and communication technologies.

The Fuqua School of Business provides an outstanding environment for research, and topics related to IT & Media are studied across Duke University, such as in computer science, information studies and information science, and sociology. The post-doctoral fellow will be expected to establish a research program and contribute to the intellectual environment of the Fuqua School of Business. He or she would work closely with Professor Jonathon Cummings (Faculty Director) and Professor Tony O'Driscoll (Executive Director), and other collaborations with faculty at Fuqua and at Duke will be encouraged. The salary is $75,000/year plus benefits.

Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. by August 2010. The post-doctoral fellowship is exclusively for recent Ph.D. graduates. Eligible candidates must not have previously held a faculty or postdoctoral position. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a brief summary of past and current research, and a statement of proposed research to Emily Xavier <>, Faculty Affairs Personnel Coordinator. Candidates should include the names and contact information for three individuals who would be willing to provide letters of recommendation. The candidate's advisor will be asked to verify the date of Ph.D. completion. Applications received by April 1, 2010 will receive full consideration. Duke University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to increasing the diversity of its employees. We strongly encourage applications from women and underrepresented minority candidates."


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