[acc-cca-l] Postdoctoral Research Associate: Migration, Media Activism & Research Creation, Ryerson University (Toronto)

Natalia Mukhina n1mukhina at ryerson.ca
Tue Feb 12 10:19:10 MST 2019

*Postdoctoral Research Associate: Migration, Media Activism & Research
Creation, Ryerson University (Toronto)*

$45,000 CAD/yr including benefits

The Studio for Media Activism and Critical Thought
<http://www.studioformediaactivism.com>)*, Canada's only media activist
university research centre, seeks a Postdoctoral Research Associate.

This year-long position is expected to contribute to 2 ongoing projects:

·         Community development and event-planning for The Studio for Media
Activism and Critical Thought,

·         Arts based research and organizing for the international
SSHRC-funded Project Finding Home: Migration, Placemaking and

The Postdoctoral Research Associate will assume significant responsibility
in helping to organize an exciting roster of events for The Studio’s
2019/2020 season on the theme of migration, as well as participating in an
international SSHRC-funded research project that deploys research creation
to understand the complex intersection between forced migration and new
placemaking strategies. This project analyzes the ways that migration
productively disrupts and ‘queers’ culture, leading to new standards of
representation and government policy, particularly in areas of housing.
Co-PI’s are based in Australia & U.K. The qualified candidate should be
aware of current research trends in migration studies, arts-based research
or research-creation, LGBT migration issues, media activism and/or action
or participatory research (esp. “walking method”), and activist
pedagogy/research, and should be ready to apply that knowledge to the

The Postdoctoral Research Associate will have earned a PhD degree and
conducted previous qualitative research in one or more of the above listed
areas. Successful candidates must be able to work independently and apply
knowledge of local, domestic and international media activism and migrant
issues to the development of innovative models of pedagogy, arts-based
research and event-organizing. A migrant background will be a strong asset.
The Postdoctoral Research Associate will report to the Project's Research

*Job Accountabilities*:

·         Participates in planning, designing and conducting and leading
research projects under the direction of a supervisor & with help from
Studio working group.

·         Conducts participatory arts-based workshop/s with LGBT
migrant-collaborators recruited through a community organization (April/May

·         Organizes and promotes 2-3 community-facing university arts-based
workshops for Studio speakers’ series (Fall 2109, Winter 2020)

·         Organizes a 2-day symposium with international co-PI’S & local
stakeholders, migrant collaborators, & community organizers. (Feb 2020)

·         Engages in their own research and collaborates with P.I. and
co-PI’s on scholarly writing and policy recommendations.

·         Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

The successful candidate will have several of the following skills:

·         Ability to work independently and as part of a team

·         Strong community organizing and communication skills

·         Excellent writing skills

·         A background in media/art and/or arts-based research

·         Research interests in the areas of forced migration and/or LGBT
refugees, and/or migrant arts.

·         Web design and print design skills.

Please send: CV, 5-10 pg writing sample, & letter of intent in one pdf file
to *marusya at ryerson.ca <marusya at ryerson.ca>*

Deadline for applications: Feb 18; decision will be made by March 15.

Term of Postdoc: April 7 2019 – April 7 2020

Remuneration: $45,000 CAD/yr including benefits.

*Ryerson University is located in downtown Toronto/Tkaronto on the
territory of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee, and Wendat. It has a diverse
student population. The Studio for Media Activism is based at Ryerson but
has a city-wide reach, with a working group comprised of students and
faculty from RTA School of Media, Professional Communication, Creative
Industries and the Ryerson/York joint graduate program in Communication &
Culture. Founded 5 years ago, The Studio blurs the boundaries between art
making, scholarship and activism via a yearly speakers’ series, symposia,
and community organizing, a website, a blog and an active social media
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