Assistant Professor

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Communication Junior Faculty Position—Computational Social Science

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Department of Communication invites applications for a tenure track appointment at the level of Assistant Professor with an emphasis on developing and/or applying computational social science methods to study communication. Potential areas of research include (but are by no means limited to) agent-based or other computational modeling, network science, machine learning, artificial intelligence, natural language processing, analysis of large audio and/or video datasets, gathering and analysis of digital trace data, and the use of virtual lab or field experiments.

We are interested in candidates researching communication from a broad range of potential disciplinary backgrounds. Candidates with a Ph.D. or equivalent in Communication or related fields (e.g. Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Political Science, Economics, Psychology, Cognitive Science, or Sociology) are encouraged to apply. Ph.D. or equivalent is required by date of hire. Applicants must show exceptional promise as researchers, scholars, teachers, and mentors and share our commitments to diversity, inclusion, and excellence.

The Department of Communication is committed to building a more diverse faculty, staff, and student body as we respond to the changing population and educational needs of California and the nation. For additional information about the department, please go to:

Interested candidates should view full position description and submit application materials via UC Recruit at: Each application should include a Curriculum Vitae; Statement of Interest; Research Statement; Teaching Statement; Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Statement; three publications or other writing samples; three letters of recommendation; and a completed Authorization to Release Information Form. Candidates should complete their application by October 21, 2022 to ensure full consideration; after that date, applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The anticipated appointment date is July 1, 2023.