Political Science - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (19006639)
Assistant Professor -- Methodology/Computational Political Science
The Department of Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh seeks candidates for a tenure-stream position in Political Methodology and Computational Social Science at the level of Assistant Professor. We are seeking researchers that have expertise in applying machine learning approaches, broadly construed, to computationally intensive problems in social science. Researchers modeling social media or networks, those employing novel data (e.g., eye-strategies, MRI or GIS data), at scale, or applying creative measurement and visualization strategies to explore topics such as algorithmic biases would be particularly competitive for this position, and we welcome applications from scholars whose work complements and builds on departmental strengths. We encourage applications not only from candidates who have been trained in Political Science departments, but also interdisciplinary researchers whose interests intersect with political science topics. A successful candidate will have a strong research agenda, evidence of teaching ability, the promise of attracting external funding for his/her research, and will have the opportunity to join the interdisciplinary MLHub initiative at Pitt.
The starting date for the position is September 1, 2020, and applicants should have completed a Ph.D. in Political Science, Information Science, Computer Science, or a related field before the appointment begins. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, two or three writing samples, teaching evaluations (if available), a brief description of how your research, teaching or service demonstrates a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and a minimum of three letters of reference; references will receive email notification with instructions about submitting their letters. Please apply online at: https://facultysearch.as.pitt.edu/apply/index/MjY3 . In order to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by September 16, 2019, and the review of applications will continue until the position is filled. The Political Science Department telephone number is (412) 648-7290; the contact e-mail address is email@example.com .
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Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Required Attachments: Curriculum Vitae, Other (see posting for additional details)
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Internal Number: 19006639
About University of Pittsburgh
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.Pitt faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military, conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.