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Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Science of Science Communication, Annenberg Public Policy Center

University of Pennsylvania
Mantua, New Jersey, US
Closing date
Dec 9, 2021

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Academic / Research
Policy / Legal
Communication / Marketing, Climate Change
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As part of the Annenberg Center for the Advanced Study of Communication, the Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC; of the University of Pennsylvania's postdoctoral fellowship program in the Science of Science Communication (SSC), is accepting applications for the 2022-2023 academic year. Fellows in the program will work closely with other fellows and senior researchers of APPC on scholarship designed to understand basic problems (e.g., source credibility, communication processes, attitude change, belief formation, conspiracy theories, and misinformation debunking) as well as applied ones (e.g., climate change, vaccines, and COVID-19). The program is interdisciplinary and is currently led by social psychologist and communication scholar, Dolores Albarracin (

We are seeking fellows who apply a variety of disciplinary and methodological approaches, and have completed a Ph.D. in a social, behavioral, or computational science within the last five years.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, as well as a curriculum vitae, a letter of reference from their dissertation advisor, and a description of the applicant's scholarly interests. Two more references will be requested later in the process. First-year fellows will receive a stipend of $65,000 and serve in a 12-month appointment, beginning July 1, 2022. An allowance of up to $1,500 will be provided to offset pre-approved, receipt-documented relocation expenses, and APPC will reimburse up to $2,000 in travel to high-level conferences to present APPC research (subject to any applicable university COVID-19 travel restrictions). Renewal for a second year is contingent upon performance and budgetary considerations.

Please send the letter of interest, CV, and names of two references to The letter of reference should be sent to the same email address by the dissertation adviser. Questions about current lines of research or other academic aspects may be directed to Dr. Albarracin at

The application deadline is February 15, 2022 for a July 1, 2022 start. However, decisions will be made on a rolling basis.
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