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: 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: Postdoc at the Center for Employment Equity, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

The Center for Employment Equity, University of Massachusetts, Amherst is searching for a Post-Doc researcher.  The position has primary responsibility to manage the development of a user friendly data platform to give citizens – job seekers, economic developers, employers, journalists, activists, etc. – access to EEOC data on employment quality and discrimination complaints. Tasks will include developing a series of reports on employment equity and a linked web based data platform aimed at broad dissemination of employment equity data to various publics. The core data for this project are contemporary employer reports on private and public sector employers generated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission as well as individual discrimination complaints to the EEOC. Initial work on developing the data portal and initial reports are nearing completion. Future work will focus primarily on both policy oriented and basic science research and research dissemination. You will work closely with the project PIs and one or more Ph.D. level research assistants. Current projects include studies of LGBT and sexual harassment discrimination complaints, employment diversity in Silicon Valley Tech firms, Black and Hispanic access to living wage jobs. Funding is currently available for two years.

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Job Posting: Postdoctoral Fellowships at Washington University in St. Louis

The Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government and Public Policy is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization at Washington University in St. Louis that combines academic research with public policy analyses. The Center’s unique leadership team is comprised of a leading political scientist, a renowned economist, and a prominent business leader. The Center was created in 1975 as the Center for the Study of American Business under the direction of Murray Weidenbaum and renamed in his honor in 2001. The mission of the Center is to serve as a bridge between policymakers and scholars by supporting scholarly research, public affairs programs, and other activities at the intersection of government and business — addressing some of the most important public policy issues facing America.

The Center is pleased to announce a new postdoctoral position to begin Summer of 2018.

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Postdoctoral Fellow on a Project about Responding to Crises in Science with New Models of Practice and Organization

Application review begins March 15, 2018

 The Institute for Society and Genetics (ISG) at the University of California at Los Angeles (www.socgen.ucla.edu), invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow position beginning July 1, 2018.  The Institute for Society and Genetics, housed in the Division of Life Sciences at UCLA, is an interdisciplinary research and teaching unit focused on issues at the intersection of biology and society.  The successful candidate will work with Drs. Aaron Panofsky and Christopher Kelty on an NSF funded project (Grant # 1734683) about the dynamics and implications of recent projects, organizations, and reforms seeking to improve the robustness and reliability of biomedical and behavioral science by tracing examples of contemporary controversies surrounding, for example, the reproducibility crisis, post-publication peer review, “predatory” publishing. The postdoctoral fellow will support the PIs by conducting interviews and participant observation, collection and management of textual materials, the management of student researchers, data analysis, and write up of results.

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Call for Applications: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at The Clayman Institute for Gender Research

The Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University offers a two-year postdoctoral fellowship that focuses on the Institute’s current theme, “Beyond the Stalled Revolution: Reinvigorating Gender Equality in the Twenty-first Century.” Recent Ph.D.’s in all disciplines of the humanities and social sciences whose research centers feminist, women’s or gender studies 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.  Our application will be available to access October 1, 2017 through January 11, 2018.

Clayman Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship Application

Application Opens – Oct 1, 2017
Application Deadline – January 11, 2018 midnight PST

For questions about the postdoctoral fellowship application, please see the Application Details.

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