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Postdoctoral Associate - NYU Center for Social Media and Politics
New York University
Location: New York, NY
Internal Number: 78575
The NYU Center for Social Media and Politics studies the intersection of social media and politics, and develops new and innovative ways to study these phenomena. Postdocs work on projects with diverse methodologies and substantive motivations. Previous work has focused on information & misinformation, political participation, public opinion, elite & mass behavior, foreign influence campaigns and propaganda, political polarization, how authoritarian regimes respond to online opposition, and data science methodology. Your research will take place in a lab-based environment and will be supported by a large team, which includes software engineers, operations staff, and student research assistants.
Postdocs will work with the faculty directors and others to conduct cutting edge research: analyzing data using tools of modern machine learning, designing data collection schemes, developing and testing new algorithms, and producing code and writing up results. As a postdoc, you will work on existing lab projects, as well as propose projects of your own where you still serve as the lead author. Postdocs are expected to participate in co-authoring multiple lab papers. We are looking for candidates with a PhD in Political Science, a related social science field, Data Science, or Computer Science.
The directors of the Center for Social Media and Politics are actively seeking a diverse group of students, engineers, postdocs, faculty collaborators, and staff, and encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply. We believe in the importance of diversity as a key to the long-range health and vibrancy of the field, as well as its ability to create a more stimulating intellectual environment.
This is initially a one year position, with the potential for renewal up to three years.
Feel free to contact us for more information: Jonathan Nagler (jonathan.nagler[at]nyu.edu), Joshua Tucker (joshua.tucker[at]nyu.edu), or Zeve Sanderson (zeve.sanderson[at]nyu.edu).
We are looking for candidates with a PhD — or soon to be defending — in Political Science, a related social science field, Data Science, or Computer Science.
Please be sure to include at least 3 academic references in your application / on your C.V.
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