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The Department of Politics and International Studies is seeking to appoint a post-doctoral Research Associate to work with Dr Roxane Farmanfarmaian, Principal Investigator for an ongoing research project, “Media in Political Transition: Focus on Turkey and Morocco”, as part of the University of Cambridge-al-Jazeera Media Project. Applications are invited from individuals who ideally have expertise in both international politics and communications or media studies, and preferably with experience or a secondary focus on Turkey and the region of the southern Mediterranean.Knowledge of Turkish or Arabic is desirable. Applicants must have received a PhD in Politics, Political Communication, Media Studies or a cognate discipline focused on the Middle East and North Africa. We are seeking applicants with outstanding research potential who can develop their own research agendas while working closely with others. Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Roxane Farmanfarmaian at rf236@cam.ac.uk, or to the Project administrator, Elise Lapaire, at: el402@cam.ac.uk.

This project is funded with support from al-Jazeera Media through the Al-Jazeera Centre of Studies, and is part of the University of Cambridge-al-Jazeera Media Project (http://www.cirmena.polis.cam.ac.uk/al-jazeera_centre.html) a programme focused on exploring the role of media in the southern Mediterranean in the wake of the 2011 Arab uprisings. More information about the al-Jazeera Centre of Studies can be found atwww.studies.aljazeera.net/en/

Short-listed applicants will be contacted by February 13, 2015. Interviews for short-listed applicants are expected to take place in Feb 19 and 20, 2015. Appointment of the successful candidate will begin March 2, 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the ‘Apply’ button below. This will route you to the University’s Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form. Short-listed applicants will be contacted by February 13, 2015. Interviews for short-listed applicants are expected to take place in Feb 19 and 20, 2015. Appointment of the successful candidate will begin March 2, 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter.Please quote reference UE05101 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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