Job Posting: Sciences Po Digital Sociology Research Assistant/ Project Manager

DIGITAL SOCIOLOGY RESEARCH ASSISTANT/PROJECT MANAGER

Le Centre de recherche sur les inégalités sociales (CRIS – Center for Research in Social Inequalities), at Sciences Po in Paris, is recruiting a part-time Research Assistant/Project Manager for disinformation research. CRIS develops cutting-edge research on social stratification and inequalities.

Duties and Essential Job Functions
The person recruited, above all else, will be a “fixer” who knows how to take initiative and can work independently, performing a variety of research duties and administrative tasks, which may include (but not limited to) the following:

  • Organize, recruit, conduct, and code interviews, as needed
  • Conduct literature reviews
  • Create and visualize descriptive statistics
  • Translate social media and other content from French to English, as needed
  • Prepare research applications and reports
  • Collect and analyze descriptive data
  • Summarize project results and prepare progress reports
  • Assist with the preparation of scholarly reports, presentations and articles
  • Organize public reporting of research including web, talks, travel logistics, etc.
  • Prepare, maintain, and update website materials related to the research
  • Support budget management, purchases, and reimbursements
  • Maintain software management and updates
  • Coordinate and communicate administrative details and project files with project team
  • Manage and respond to project related email
  • Attend seminars and meetings as necessary
    Required Qualifications
  • Attention to detail, as well as managing the big picture (a “fixer”)
  • Bilingual in French and English
  • Ability to work independently and a self-starter
  • Willingness to “manage up”: communicating the project’s priorities and seeking feedback, anticipating
    the next steps needed, and ability to offer well-rounded help on a complex project
  • Experience with collaborations and working in teams
  • Communication and organizing skills on all levels (in-person, phone, online)
  • Willingness to learn and expand technical details
    Preferred Qualifications
  • Comfort working with and structuring messy digitized data, and translating digitized data to different
    formats (e.g., raw text, json, xml, csv files)
  • Knowledge of text encoding and decoding (the machine kind, not the xml kind)
  • Some knowledge of data and visualizations
  • Data analysis: qualitative and/or quantitative
  • Social theory

Based in Paris, this is a part-time, 20 hours/week position for at least 18 months, with the possibility of an extension. Monthly salary starts at 1 600 €/month before social charges with benefits. To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV both in English, as well as a writing sample, and the contact information of three professional references by December 1, 2022 (or until filled) to this application portal.

Postdoc Position: Sciences Po/CNRS Digital Sociology Post Doc

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.

Required Qualifications
*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 jen.schradie@sciencespo.fr 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.

Job Posting: Tenure-track Professor in Management, Drew University

We created a Business major that we think reflects the liberal arts tradition of breadth and depth of study and which draws upon multiple disciplines and perspectives including (but not limited to) Anthropology, Computer and Data Science, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology. Would be perfect fit for someone whose work is interdisciplinary. Added perks are beautiful campus and proximity to NYC.

Drew University seeks applications for an open-rank tenure-track Professor in Management beginning August 2023. Apply here.

Key Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will teach core and elective courses related to management in our interdisciplinary business program and work closely with our undergraduate students. In addition, they will contribute to a program that values interdisciplinary, experiential, ethical, and global business perspectives. We especially encourage candidates with experience and/or interest in the administration and leadership of academic programs and departments, with the potential of serving in this capacity at Drew University in the near future.

Requirements:

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in management or a related social science field with substantial relevance to management (e.g., industrial and organizational psychology, organizational studies, organizational sociology), by August 1, 2023. Teaching responsibilities include core and upper-level management classes.

Application:

To apply, please submit: (1) a cover letter; (2) current curriculum vitae; (3) a brief statement of teaching interests and philosophy; (4) evidence of teaching excellence; (5) a job paper or published article; and (6) Contact information for three references, at least one of whom can address teaching experience. The committee will request reference letters only for semi-finalists in the search process. For full consideration, applications must be complete by Friday December 16, 2022.

About Drew University:

Drew University, a Phi Beta Kappa liberal arts university, includes the College of Liberal Arts, the Drew Theological School and the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies. Drew is located on a beautiful, wooded campus in Madison, New Jersey, a thriving small town close to New York City.

It has a total enrollment of more than 2,200 students and has 136 full-time faculty members, 96% of whom hold the terminal degree in their field. The Theological and Caspersen schools offer master’s and doctoral degrees, and the College confers BA and BS degrees in 40 disciplines and offers 19 dual-degree programs.

Drew’s one-of-a-kind, leading edge path to an undergraduate degree, Launch, ensures that every student graduates with a purpose, sought-after transferable skills, a network of mentors, and an experience-based résumé—guaranteed. Particularly noteworthy opportunities for undergraduates include the Charles A. Dana Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti (RISE), the Drew Summer Science Institute (DSSI), the Center for Civic Engagement, as well as seven New York City semesters and several international study abroad programs.

The Caspersen School of Graduate Studies offers a wide array of distinctive and flexible advanced degree programs designed to meet the needs of almost any busy schedule. All programs are based on Drew’s renowned commitment to faculty-student mentorship, opportunities for out-of-the-classroom experiential learning, and facilitating a robust intellectual community. 

The Theological School has a distinguished history rooted in the United Methodist Church. Today, it serves many denominations as a center for preparing clergy and leaders for service in the church and the world. Its focus on biblical and theological scholarship and social justice has made it a sought after destination for students pursuing master’s and doctoral degrees.

To enrich education through diversity, Drew University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Following federal and state requirements; a candidate must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States if selected for hire. 

These positions are subject to a background check.

Postdoc Position: Postdoc at Wharton

Wharton People Analytics is seeking two postdoctoral researchers to assist in the development of research projects in people analytics, primarily in collaboration with Professors Matthew Bidwell and Peter Cappelli. We are seeking to launch two new multi-year projects. One will explore the role of analytics in managing frontline workers, examining how technology can improve the conditions under which employees work. A second project seeks to develop our understanding of the challenges involved in managing remote and hybrid work. As the projects are just beginning, successful applicants will help to define the research and consequent publications. They will also have opportunities to continue to advance their own research agendas.

The roles will have two main responsibilities. In the initial phases of the project, the postdoctoral researchers will liaise with companies as we seek to build partnerships for this research. Activities may include setting up small conferences and writing research proposals. As the project develops, we will gather and analyze data. The postdoctoral researchers will be expected to take the lead in this process. In addition, the researchers may be asked to assist with the broader work of the People Analytics Initiative and the Center for Human Resources from time to time

Successful candidates will be expected to have the following competencies:

  • Ability to effectively manage relationships with corporate partners
  • Ability to manage and analyze large datasets, through familiarity with at least one programming environment (e.g. R, Stata, Python) and preferably more.
  • A strong background in multivariate statistical analyses
  • Ability to work independently and be proactive in developing a research project.
  • A good grasp of fundamental concepts around employment and careers

Although we are open to a variety of profiles, we believe that the successful candidate is likely to benefit from having had some of the following experiences:

  • PhD (or ABD) in management, sociology, economics, industrial relations or IO psychology with a research focus on employment issues
  • Previous experience in working with complex dataset
  • Work experience in a corporate setting

The salary will be between $54,800 and $65,000 depending on qualifications and years of experience. Benefits include health insurance and paid vacation and sick leave.

To apply, please e-mail your CV, cover letter, one representative publication or working paper, and the names and contact information for two references to peopleanalytics@wharton.upenn.edu by February 28th 2023.

Job Posting: Research Positions at Data & Society

Data & Society Job Posting – November 2018
Researcher, Social Instabilities in Labor Futures Initiative (2 positions)

Data & Society is seeking two Researchers for their Social Instabilities in Labor Futures Initiative.

About Data & Society
Founded in 2013, Data & Society is a NYC-based independent research institute. We operate as a dynamic intellectual nonprofit with strong recognition in the technology, academic, and policy sectors. Our work advances public understanding of the social and cultural implications of data-centric technologies and automation. Through interdisciplinary research and engagement, we work to ensure that knowledge guides development and governance of technology.

About the Social Instabilities in Labor Futures Initiative
The Social Instabilities in Labor Futures Initiative researches emergent disruptions in the labor force as a result of data-centric technological development, with a special focus on structural inequalities.

Open Positions
We are hiring for two research positions in Data & Society’s Social Instabilities in Labor Futures Initiative.

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Job Posting: Assistant Professor Position at Queens College

The City University of New York Career Opportunity
QUEENS COLLEGE
Rank: Assistant Professor
Queens College—City University of New York
Employment level: Tenure Track
Category: Sociology, Data Analytics
Website: http://www.qc.cuny.edu

FACULTY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
The Department of Sociology seeks to fill a vacancy at the rank of Assistant Professor. This is a tenure track position set to start in Fall 2019.

We are seeking candidates with a strong empirical bent and expertise in advanced analytics techniques, whether quantitative or qualitative. Area of specialization is open, but the ideal candidate will have a research agenda that applies computational research techniques to mainstream sociological topics. We seek a candidate who can, in addition to producing cutting edge research, help us to move our curriculum forward at both the MA and BA level, which share an emphasis on data analytics.

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Job Posting: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Stanford’s Clayman Institute for Gender Research

The Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University offers a two-year postdoctoral fellowship. Recent social science PhDs (including Sociology, History, Communications, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, and Anthropology) whose research focuses on gender with an intersectional perspective are eligible. We encourage scholars with a strong interest in interdisciplinary methods to apply.

While in residence at the Institute, postdoctoral scholars are expected to participate in Clayman Institute activities throughout the academic year in addition to pursuing their own research.

Postdoctoral scholar responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Writing articles for our research publication, Gender News
  • Working with Graduate Dissertation Fellows
  • Participating in our leadership program for graduate students
  • Attending our regularly scheduled faculty luncheon discussions
  • 50% percent of the postdoctoral scholars’ time is dedicated to her/his/their own research
  • Additional information and a FAQ can be found on the Clayman Institute website.

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Job Posting: WFRN Executive Officer

The Work and Family Researchers Network (WFRN) is currently seeking an experienced professional for the position of Executive Officer. The WFRN is a non-profit (501-c-3) membership organization. We are an interdisciplinary and international community of work and family researchers that also welcomes the participation of policy makers and practitioners. The mission of WFRN is to promote knowledge and understanding of work and family issues among the community of global stakeholders.

As a fairly new organization, we are in search of an Executive Officer who can help create an exciting, relevant, and sustainable plan for WFRN moving forward. In addition to overseeing the day-to-day operations of the association, the Executive Officer will need to represent work and family scholarship and cultivate enthusiasm for the association and its work. The Executive Officer works collaboratively with the elected WFRN Executive Committee (which functions as the board of the association). The position is designed as a supplement to a faculty position (e.g., providing summer salary or a stipend) or may be administered as an independent contract.

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Job Posting: Faculty Position (all ranks) in Federmann School of Public Policy and Government

The Federmann School of Public Policy & Government at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, invites applications for a full-time tenure track/tenured position in all sub-fields relevant to Public Policy, starting July 1, 2019 or soon thereafter. The position can be filled at any research faculty rank, from Lecturer (equivalent to assistant professor) to Full Professor. PhD in any field in the social sciences or law is required. Candidates with PhD in other fields (e.g. computer science, medicine) will also be considered, depending on the relevance of their expertise to public policy. Priority will be given to candidates whose research and teaching expertise can contribute to the aim and purpose of the school in the fields of policy and public administration.

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Job Posting:TT Assistant Professor Position at Washington University in St. Louis

The Department of Sociology at Washington University in St. Louis strives to understand the origins and reproduction of social inequality. Our particular areas of focus include race/ethnicity, gender, the sociology of work and the workplace, immigration, social movements, and economic inequality. In keeping with this mission, we invite applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position from candidates with interests in social inequality broadly defined, including its various dimensions and consequences, mechanisms of reproduction and change, and political responses. As we work to develop a new Ph.D. program, we are especially interested in candidates whose research methods will contribute to a rigorous and methodologically diverse graduate curriculum.

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