Postdoctoral Scholar - Center for an Informed Public (CIP)
The University of Washington Center for an Informed Public (CIP) invites applications for up to three CIP Postdoctoral Fellows who will be hired as Postdoctoral Scholars.
Launching December 2019, the UW CIP is a new multidisciplinary institute with a core mission aiming to resist strategic misinformation, promote an informed society, and strengthen democratic discourse. Located at the University of Washington, a world-class research university in the Pacific Northwest, this new Center will lead programs that span research, education, policy and outreach.
CIP Fellows will join a growing team of faculty, students, community partners, and staff all actively involved in addressing the challenges of today’s complex and dynamic information environment. Postdoctoral Fellows will be supervised by one of the Center co-founders and/or affiliate faculty, and will work closely with the entire CIP community on research projects in service of the Center’s mission. These positions will begin as early as January 2020 and offer an initial two-year term with the possibility for a third-year renewal.
The UW CIP offers an exceptional opportunity to work closely with the Center’s co-founders and affiliate 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. In addition to the pursuit of individual interests, Fellows will work collaboratively with affiliated faculty groups pursuing more narrowly specified projects. Fellows may pursue projects that utilize the CIP archive of large-scale social media data, as well as design and execute new data collection efforts that utilize existing research infrastructure.
Postdoctoral Scholars are represented by UAW 4121 and are subject to the collective bargaining agreement, unless agreed exclusion criteria apply. For more information, please visit the University of Washington Labor Relations website.
Applicants must have a PhD, JD, EdD, or foreign equivalent by date of appointment.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
An ability to work in a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary environment, including demonstrated success in working with diverse populations
We will consider candidates who have accepted tenure-track positions at another institution but with the ability to defer their start date.
Please go here for full position announcement and application instructions. This position is open until filled.