|Position Title||Postdoctoral Research Associate (Social Science)|
|Department||Sch of Inform and Libr Science - 370101|
|Position Type||Postdoctoral Scholar|
|If part-time, hours per week|
|Proposed Start Date||08/01/2020|
|Estimated Duration of Appointment||12 Months|
|Posting Open Date||05/26/2020|
|Posting Close Date|
|Open Until Filled||Yes|
|Work Location||Chapel Hill, NC|
Working with the Principal Investigator, Associate Professor Zeynep Tufekci, in an interdisciplinary environment to study the social, political and cultural impacts of digital technology, especially with regards to the public sphere. Strong research, analysis, and writing skills are used and required for this position.
This position will assist the PI in studying how digital connectivity, artificial intelligence, and the technology industry intersect in terms of social, political and cultural dynamics, with emphasis on Global South but also including Western nations and liberal democracies. This research will take place in the context of the current pandemic (though the work is not limited to that) so researchers with a background that contributes to this question are especially encouraged to apply.
Ph.D required in Social Science or related field. Research interests with a focus on how digital technologies and their economic structure interact with social, political and cultural dynamics in various societies is a plus.
|Qualifications and Experience||
Competency in social science, its methods including qualitative and/or quantitative methods. Familiarity with the research and literature in how digital technologies and artificial intelligence interact with social, political and cultural dynamics around the world. Strong writing/communication skills are crucial. Must be able to think and work independently but also in close interaction within a multidisciplinary team.
Industry background/experience/familiarity and/or technical background, technical aspects of digital technologies and/or computer science is a plus.
|Equal Opportunity Employer||
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
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