The Observatory on Social Media at Indiana University, Bloomington invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Fellow position. Research will address the intersection of computing, network, data, and media sciences. The Fellow will be expected to maintain an active research profile; to conduct independent research on significant projects in the areas of online information diffusion and manipulation; to present work in progress at professional conferences and sponsored workshops; and to assist with the development of funding proposals and scientific papers. The anticipated start date is September 1, 2020 with an end date of August 31, 2022. For more information about the Observatory, please see our website:

Applicants must have a Ph.D. prior to employment, ideally within the last 6 years, in computing, informatics, media studies, or comparable area of research. A solid record of publications or conferences, as well as strong coding and data analytics skills are a must.

Questions concerning the position should be addressed to Caitlin Watkins, Assistant Director, 919 E 10th Street, Bloomington, IN 47408.

Preference will be given to interdisciplinary candidates whose research profile clearly links them to the Observatory. Good communication and writing abilities are highly desirable.

$55,000-$65,000. Full benefits are included; for details, see:

Applications should be submitted by July 1, 2020 to ensure full consideration, but will continue to be considered until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit a CV, a brief research statement (2 pages max), and contact information for three references

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