Postdoctoral Associate in Media and Computation, Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Review of applications will begin June 1, 2019 and continues until the position is filled.
About the Job: The Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication (HSJMC), within the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, extends this invitation for applications for a Postdoctoral Associate in Media and Computation. This is a 100%-time appointment as a postdoctoral associate (Job Code 9546). The position is for one year and is renewable, subject to satisfactory performance and continued availability of funding. Start date is flexible. Applicants should include a cover letter explaining their interest in the position, a CV, and contact information for three references.
At the University of Minnesota, postdoctoral associates are academic employees who conduct research and provide service that enhances career skills or allows for opportunities to learn new research. They are trained by and work in conjunction with a faculty mentor who determines the training agenda. The goal of this Postdoctoral Associate position in the Hubbard School is to provide advanced training in media and computation. There may be opportunities to teach courses within the program. The researcher will work with a cluster of faculty including Dr. Matthew Weber, Dr. Benjamin Toff, and Dr. Valerie Belair-Gagnon. The post-doc will also take a leadership role in organizing the Minnesota Journalism Center’s annual workshop. Limited funds will be available for professional development. Responsibilities include participating in program planning and evaluation, and engaging in training and development activities, as determined in consultation with the lead faculty member (Dr. Weber) and the collective research team (Dr. Weber, Dr. Toff, and Dr. Belair-Gagnon).
Research (75%) The postdoctoral scholar will design and carryout research in the area of media and computation.
Publication and workshop development (15%) The postdoctoral scholar is expected to communicate their research findings through publication in peer-reviewed research journals and taking a leadership role in organizing the Minnesota Journalism Center’s annual workshop.
Training and mentoring of students (10%) The postdoc will work with graduate students in the Minnesota Journalism Center and is expected to foster the development of junior center members.
Qualifications: Essential Qualifications: All candidates must have an earned Ph.D. in Journalism, Mass Communication, or a related field by the start-date of the appointment and be eligible to work in the United States.
Preferred Qualifications: Expertise in journalism or mass communication, experience in data analysis (regression, advanced statistics, and/or network analysis), proficiency with relevant data analysis tools including but not limited to R, Python and SPSS and experience with machine learning, textual analysis or topic modeling is preferred.
Internal Number: 330664
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