Call for 2017 Visiting Research Fellows

We are currently soliciting applications for 2017 Visiting Research Fellows.The McGannon Center invites university faculty, post-docs, and ABD graduate students from any disciplinary background in Communications to apply for appointments as Visiting Research Fellows at the Center. While this position carries no stipend, Fellows enjoy the benefits of research affiliation with the McGannon Center, including office space and administrative support at the Center on Fordham’s Bronx campus, computer, telephone, Internet and library access, as well as the resources of New York City, one of the media capitals of the world.

Visiting Research Fellows can hold appointments for one or two semesters. If selected, Fellows are responsible for their own lodging and travel expenses but small research stipends (under $1000) for project expenses can be provided. Fellows are expected to present their research at a public lecture and contribute to the Center’s Research Report Series. If space is available applications for appointments of shorter duration as Research Visitors will also be considered. Applicants for both Fellow and Visitor positions should schedule their visits for to last until May 31st or start after September 1st

Those applying for a Visiting Research Fellowship  should do so at least six weeks before projected start time. Please send the following documents to with the subject line “Visiting Research Fellow Application”

  • Cover letter, introducing yourself and how your project relates to McGannon’s mission
  • CV
  • Project brief, including a summary of the project you plan to pursue at McGannon; your plan for accomplishing this project, including a schedule; and why being in residence at McGannon will help you accomplish your research or career goals (should not exceed 1-2 pages). If you are requesting research funding, please include a budget.
  • The names and contact information for two references who can provide letters of recommendation
  • A writing sample, such as an academic article, book chapter, whitepaper, or dissertation chapter

Ideal candidates will be in Communication, Media Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, Law, Public Policy, Information Science, HCI or similar fields and pursuing a research project related to the ethical and social justice dimensions of communication technology. We are looking for collaboratively-minded people who wish to contribute to the growth and vibrancy of the Center.

If selected, Fellows are expected to attend McGannon events, give a public talk during Spring 2017, and contribute a paper to our Working Paper series.

Please email with any questions.