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POSTDOCTOAL ASSOCIATE-COMPUTATIONAL SOCIAL SCIENCE FOR SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATIONS AND OPEN AND EQUITABLE SCHOLARSHIP , MIT Libraries- Center for Research on Equitable and Open Scholarship (CREOS) , to conduct original research in the areas of open and equitable scholarship under the guidance of the principal investigator, Roger Levy , and in partnership with additional faculty mentors, research scientists, and fellow postdocs. Will conduct original research in computational social science (broadly construed) on topics related to scholarly communications and open and equitable scholarship. Potential topics include large-scale automated analysis of the history of ideas; experimental interventions and natural experiments in scholarly peer review and reproducible research; critical economic analysis of the scholarly publication landscape; review and development of best-practices guidelines for large collaborative open scholarship projects; and comparison and advocacy work for open-source platforms for managing peer review.
Job Requirements REQUIRED : Ph.D./equivalent terminal degree in a computational social science-related discipline, including natural language processing, digital humanities, sociology, economics, law, computational cognitive science, linguistics, information science, or closely related field; experience conducting and disseminating research in an academic environment; understanding of the complex and changing landscape of scholarship and scholarly communications; ability to identify significant and relevant research questions; familiarity with multiple research methodologies; ability to work on interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research projects; success working in a dynamic, team-oriented environment; effective presentation and written and verbal communication skills; experience preparing, creating, and/or presenting published work; commitment to promoting the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. PREFERED : background or demonstrated interest in research on scholarly communications, the science of science, studies of knowledge and knowledge production, and/or information sciences; and experience testing hypotheses using qualitative and quantitative data. Job #19375
This is a two-year appointment.
Internal Number: 19375
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