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 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Science Communication
Institution/Organization: Annenberg Public Policy Center, U. of Pennsylvania
Job Location: Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Job Type: Postdoctoral
Contact Person: Dr. Dolores Albarracin
Date Posted: October 21st, 2023
Closing Date: March 15th, 2024
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As part of its Annenberg Center for the Advanced Study of Communication, the Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC; of the University of Pennsylvania’s postdoctoral fellowship program in the Science of Science Communication (SSC) is accepting applications for the 2024-2025 academic year. Fellows in the program will work closely with other fellows and senior researchers of APPC on scholarship designed to understand basic problems (e.g., source credibility, communication processes, attitude change, belief formation, conspiracy theories, and misinformation debunking) as well as policy-related ones (e.g., climate change, vaccines, and COVID-19). The program is interdisciplinary and is currently led by Professor Dolores Albarracín.

First-year fellows will receive a stipend of $70,000 and serve in a 12-month appointment, beginning September 1, 2024. Renewal for a second year is contingent upon performance and budgetary considerations. A relocation allowance of up to $1,000 for domestic relocations and up to $2,000 for international relocations is available to offset pre-approved, receipt-documented relocation expenses, and APPC will reimburse up to $2,000 in travel to conferences to present APPC research. Post-docs are eligible for health insurance under the University of Pennsylvania’s plans outlined here:

We are seeking fellows who apply a variety of disciplinary and methodological approaches, and have completed a Ph.D. in a social, behavioral, or computational science within the last five years. Please note that the University of Pennsylvania limits post-doctoral appointments to a maximum of five years, including time spent in post-doctoral appointments prior to joining Penn. In addition to being appointed to the center, fellows are appointed to an academic department.

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