2023-24 Visiting Scholars Program: Jobs: Visiting Scholar

Job Details

Category: Program

Application Deadline: 12/09/2023 06:59 PM ET

Application materials that will be uploaded into the system:

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

The Institute for Rebooting Social Media (RSM), based at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, is accepting applications for its 2023-24 cohort of Visiting Scholars. The program is open to full-time academic faculty members, who will collaborate with RSM during the 2023-2024 academic year. Each scholar will produce original work while engaging with RSM faculty, staff, scholars, fellows, students, and the broader Berkman Klein Center (BKC) and Harvard University communities.

Before applying, please carefully read more about RSM and the Visiting Scholars program, including eligibility and qualifications, opportunities and expectations, support, and resources on this page: For questions regarding our application submission platform, please see: For any additional questions, reach out to .

Application questions you will be asked to answer:
  • Faculty position
  • Title of faculty position [if applicable]
  • 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 RSM 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 yourself. This should briefly summarize the your professional career - including current faculty position, previous faculty positions, key areas of study, key publications - and explain your interest and excitement in joining RSM and its programming.
  • Project proposal: one to two pages summarizing your proposed project. What question or problem will the project address? How will the project aim to explore that question or problem? How, specifically, will you use the Visiting Scholars program 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.