DIGITAL SOCIOLOGY POST DOC
Le Centre de recherche sur les inégalités sociales (CRIS – Center for Research in Social Inequalities), UMR7049, Sciences Po/CNRS, is recruiting a full-time post-doc position for a disinformation research project.
CRIS develops cutting-edge research on social stratification and inequalities with three objectives:
- To measure and compare the evolution of social inequalities in France and in contemporary societies;
- To analyze the mechanisms of social inequalities at several levels;
- To contribute to the analysis of public policies.
CRIS researchers are internationally recognized for their expertise in the study of social inequalities. Their work covers a variety of fields. Empirical sociology, interdisciplinary openness, theoretical and methodological rigor, and respect for the autonomy of researchers are the pillars of the Center’s scientific policy. As a host laboratory for the Sciences Po doctoral program in sociology, CRIS is distinguished by its commitment to research training. Click here for more information. The disinformation research is a comparative research project between France and the United States, led by Jen Schradie, a digital sociologist at Sciences Po.
*Candidates will have expertise in one or more of the following areas:
*Survey methods, including designing, implementing, and analyzing survey data
*Computational text analysis/natural language processing
*Statistical Methods and Quantitative Analysis
*Digital Tracing Techniques
*Understanding and use of social theory to frame and drive research questions
*PhD in sociology (or adjacent discipline) by/near date of appointment
*Fluent in English. Working knowledge of French is preferred but not required
Based in Paris, this is a full-time position for at least 18 months, with the possibility of an extension. The applicant will work on disinformation research and will contribute to the research team with research design, data collection, data analysis, theoretical contribution, and article writing. Applicants must be able to demonstrate initiative and be able to work independently while at the same time in concert with the research team. The anticipated start date is in early 2023 (flexibility will be
considered, especially regarding moving logistics)
To apply, please submit a detailed academic CV and cover letter, both in English, as well as an article or publication from your dissertation, and the contact information of three professional references by December 1, 2022 (or until filled) to this application portal. Questions not addressed in this job announcement can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Post-Doc Application” in the subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be notified. All candidates will be considered, regardless of nationality, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, and/or disability.