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Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Feb 23, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Media Studies
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

About the Opportunity

About the College of Arts, Media and Design

We are a vibrant community of creators, designers, technologists, and communicators applying creativity across disciplines and harnessing emerging technologies to advance human potential and solve the challenges of the future.

Powered by experience-driven teaching, learning and research, CAMD believes that the fields of design, communication, media, and the arts are crucial to the human experience, society, and the development of technology. We empower the next generations of students, researchers, and creative practitioners to create the future by sparking their innovative, creative, curious, and entrepreneurial spirit.

Position Summary:

The College of Arts, Media and Design at Northeastern University is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to support grant development and application activities connected to an ongoing internal grant-funded pilot research project focused on heritage buildings, cultural memory, and digital technologies in Francephone, West Africa (specifically Benin, Togo, and South Nigeria.

Additional Information

The College of Arts, Media and Design is a collaborative, diverse community, acting as a catalyst for research, inspiration, and discovery across the University. It brings together a unique combination of disciplines, including Architecture, Art + Design, Communication Studies, Journalism, Media and Screen Studies, Music, and Theatre, and is home to three interdisciplinary research centers: the Center for the Arts, the Center for Design, and the Center for Communication, Media Innovation, and Social Change. (See:

All applicants have the right to accessibility support and accommodations. To request accessibility support and accommodations, please contact Kim McCauley,, HR Associate for the College of Arts Media and Design.

Please include a letter of interest and resume.

Inquiries may be directed to: Killion Mokwete, Assistant Professor (

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus. Our locations—in Boston; Oakland, San Francisco and Silicon Valley, CA; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; Seattle, WA; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Positions will primarily be on the Boston campus but may be available at any of our 14 campus locations. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research. Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs — in a variety of on-campus and online formats — lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 230 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an e-Verify Employer.

Minimum Qualifications:

Knowledge of grant writing process through having particiapated or undertaken prior grant applications; ability to originate grants budgets, conduct grant research and cordinate creation of necessary grant documentation. Any terminal degree and/or field experience is acceptable. For candidates interested in participating in conferences, degrees in History, Architecture, Urbanisim, and related fields would be an added advantage.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

(25%) Work with co-PIs to identify other potential external grant funders and develop necessary contacts to initiate introductions and relationship building. Grant contacts will be only towards specific targeted grants.

(25%) Work with co-PIs to leverage pilot data to create grant proposals. Review and organize necessary research data and or literature from the PI's research towards grant proposals. Candidate is not expected to conduct or participate in the core research project.

(25%) Prepare grant application documentation packages and make ready for submission.

(15%) Participate in bi-weekly planning meetings with the CO-PI's and the rest of the research team.

(10%) Participate in preparing and delivering a conference presentation in Fall 2024. This will depend on candidates interest and/or area of expertise.

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Additional Information

Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.

Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit for more information.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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