Faculty Employment Opportunities
The University of Washington is committed to being one of the top information schools in the world. As part of this effort, we seek outstanding individuals to join our exceptional, interdisciplinary faculty. These new colleagues join a faculty eager to participate in a broad-based, inclusive Information School with academic programs at the bachelors, masters, and doctoral levels. Faculty in the Information School teach across all programs.
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Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities.
The University of Washington, Information School (UW iSchool) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar to work with Dr. Tanu Mitra on an ONR-YIP funded project titled “Influencing Communities and Narratives: New Techniques for Understanding Adversarial Influence Online.”
In collaboration with Dr. Mitra and her students, the postdoctoral scholar will contribute primarily to the above project, along with any other projects they may be interested in exploring on the topic of adversarial online influence and misinformation.
The Postdoctoral Scholar will also have the opportunity to engage with researchers at the Center for an Informed Public (CIP). The CIP is a multidisciplinary institute with a core mission aiming to resist strategic misinformation, promote an informed society, and strengthen democratic discourse. The CIP offers an exceptional opportunity to work closely with the Center’s faculty, including sociologists, information scientists, computer scientists, and policy experts. Located in Seattle, the position also offers opportunities for engagement with scholars and industry leaders in the area.
The project aims to study how adversarial online influence looks like in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR), particularly, in the Indian subcontinent through a series of large-scale quantitative analysis and experiments conducted on social media. Specific questions that the project will answer include: 1) What are the key vectors of adversarial influence operations in the IOR? How do mainstream media interact with new media (social media) and how do adversaries utilize this landscape to launch influence operations online in the IOR? 2) How do we characterize community-based and narrative-based influence in the region? 3) How can we interrogate and audit algorithms for adversarial influence in the IOR? This work will involve collecting and analyzing data from multiple social media platforms, constructing machine learning models, complementing quantitative analysis work with deep qualitative analysis, and developing and conducting audit experiments to measure influence in real-time online.
Please visit this link for more information and to apply for this position: https://apply.interfolio.com/96175
The University of Washington Information School is at an exciting juncture, as we broaden and deepen our Information Systems research profile and our Master of Information Management (MSIM) Program. This position will contribute to excellence in research, teaching, and service in a diverse, intellectually stimulating, multi-disciplinary environment with an emphasis on social impact.
Information Management is an area of study with the purpose of designing, developing, managing, and using information with insight and innovation to support decision making and create value for individuals, organizations, communities, and societies. While all areas of information management are welcome, we are particularly interested in scholars who can complement iSchool expertise in one or more of the following areas:
- Information Systems
- Enterprise Systems
- Green Information Systems
- Information Systems in Healthcare
- Social Impact of Information Systems
- Product Management
- Digital Transformation
Please visit this link for more information and to apply for this position: http://apply.interfolio.com/91290
Questions regarding openings at the Information School should be directed to iApply@uw.edu. We will do our best to respond to your inquiry within 2 business days.
The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.