22-23 Visiting Scholar Program: Jobs: Visiting Scholar

Job Details

Category: Program

Application Deadline: 11/19/2021 11:25 PM ET

Application materials that will be uploaded into the system:

  • Resume or CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Project Proposal
  • Work Sample

Harvard's Institute for Rebooting Social Media, based at The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, is accepting applications for its inaugural Visiting Scholars program during the 2022-23 academic year. The program is open to full-time academic faculty members, who will collaborate with the Institute during the 2022-2023 academic year. Each visiting faculty member will produce original work while engaging with other Institute scholars and the broader community at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society.

Before applying, please carefully read the information on this page: about the Institute, the inaugural Visiting Scholar program, eligibility, logistical considerations, academic resources, and the application; and then apply directly above. If you have questions about how to use this application submission platform, please see:

Application questions you will be asked to answer:
  • Faculty career level
  • Title of faculty role [optional]
  • Current institution
  • Primary discipline(s)
  • Whether already funded or requesting funding. This will not impact review of applications.
  • Preferred semester(s) to be in-person, if selected. This will not impact review of applications, and is simply useful information for the Institute in designing programming.
  • Previous involvement in Berkman Klein Center programs [optional]
  • Any additional information you'd like to share with us [optional]
  • Demographic data [optional]
Attachments you will be required to upload include the following. Please consider this information carefully and ensure your attachments meet these requirements:
  • Academic CV
  • Cover letter: one page cover letter introducing the applicant. This should briefly summarize the applicant’s professional career - including current faculty position, previous faculty positions, key areas of study, key publications - and explain your interest and excitement in participating in the Institute and its programming.
  • Project proposal: one to two pages summarizing the applicant’s proposed project. What question or problem will the project address? How will the project aim to explore that question or problem? How, specifically, will the applicant use their Visiting Scholarship to advance and complete the project? Which particular Harvard or local resources will be especially important or useful? What might the output of the project be (of course, this is flexible as the project develops)? What resources are needed or assumed (data, research assistants, IRB support, etc.)? How might your work benefit the fields of Internet and society, public interest networked communication, and social media?
  • 1-3 work samples: submit a PDF of work samples for a public audience, such as articles, op-eds, events, etc. Ideally, these examples of prior work should connect to the project proposal in some way, or help to demonstrate the feasibility of the project proposal. Please submit these samples as one combined PDF. Do not include more than three samples; we will only review the first three samples.