Assistant Professor - Social Media and Computational Social Science

Assistant Professor - Social Media and Computational Social Science
Center for Social Media and Politics
New York University Arts and Science

The NYU School of Arts and Science seeks excellent candidates whose research stands at the intersection of digital media and politics. This tenure track, assistant professor position is open to scholars across disciplines. The successful candidate will join the appropriate academic department in the NYU School of Arts and Science and is expected to play an integral role in the NYU Center for Social Media and Politics (CSMaP). Methodologically, applicants should demonstrate a mastery of quantitative and/or computational methods in the social sciences. Substantively, applicants should have research interests that align with and/or compliment the areas of interest at CSMaP. The position is to begin September 1, 2024, pending budgetary and administrative approval.

In compliance with NYC’s Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is $100,000 - $150,000. New York University considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.

Candidates are expected to possess a PhD by September 1, 2024 in a relevant social science or related discipline; to have records of excellent research; and to indicate the potential to be future disciplinary leaders in their respective fields of expertise.

The School of Arts and Science at NYU is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive academic community. Accordingly, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who demonstrate through their scholarship, teaching and mentoring, and/or service engagement, a commitment to these goals. We are particularly interested in hearing about steps you have taken (or plan to take) to foster an open and inclusive intellectual environment in the classroom, in the department and on campus, and/or in your field more generally.

Initial application deadline is September 5, 2023, but applications will be considered until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit: a cover letter, CV, a research statement, a teaching statement, a one-page statement as to how the candidate will contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment at NYU, a job market paper, two additional research papers, and three letters of recommendation. All of these documents are to be uploaded to the following Interfolio link:

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