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Director, Social Science Data Analytics at Michigan State University
Sunday, 09 December 2018 00:33


Full/Associate/Assistant Professor Tenure System


Position Summary

The College of Social Sciences at Michigan State University (MSU) invites applications for a tenure system position at the Associate Professor or Professor level to serve as Director of Social Science Data Analytics (SSDA).


We seek a dynamic, talented Director who is using new technologies and large-scale data in creative and diverse ways to foster knowledge about the social world and who is able to contribute, in meaningful ways, to promoting an environment in which individuals of differing perspectives, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry. The subject area and tenure home for the position is open. The successful applicant could specialize in Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Criminal Justice, or other social science disciplines.


The Director will play a key leadership role in overseeing SSDA, identifying and chartering strategic advancements for the College in data analytics, and enhancing the methodological training of its students. The College looks forward to continuing its support for the Social Science Data Analytics program, which includes the SSDA hub office space for multiple post-doctoral and graduate assistantships and funding programs and events that further collaboration, diversification, and training within the College.


Required Degree



Minimum Requirements

A successful candidate is expected to have a publication record in utilizing data analytic methods to answer basic or applied social questions, a track record of external funding with plans for future funding, and experience in developing or managing an academic program or collaboration effort. We seek candidates with experience in applying either Bayesian methodologies, statistical learning, geospatial prediction, text analytics, causal inference, network analysis, data visualization, or related techniques.


Desired Qualifications

The ideal Director candidate would have an ability to serve in a leadership role, overseeing and managing SSDA. This Director would have a vision for SSDA’s role, advocating for the value of social science in data analytics, bringing together SSDA-affiliated faculty members from within the College of Social Science, as well as from other colleges. The Director will help to strengthen the College’s integration and utilization of MSU´s data analytic initiatives, such as the Department of Computational Mathematics, Science, and Engineering and the Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research within the College of Natural Sciences, and the Center for Business and Social Analytics jointly administered with the College of Social Science and the Eli Broad College of Business. We also seek experience creating an inclusive research, teaching, and mentoring environment in order to reach those without substantial prior training and to integrate data analytic training among our graduate and undergraduate programs for all students, including our College’s minor in Social Science Data Analytics. Such efforts will seek to grow our data analytic community and enhance its diversity.


Required Application Materials

Curriculum vitae, letter of interest, a statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity/inclusion will advance MSU's commitment to inclusive excellence, samples of written work, and a list of three references that we may contact.


Special Instructions

You must apply for this position online at


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Department Statement

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities and individuals from other underrepresented groups that can diversify the impact of data analytics across the university mission.


MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

DSI at Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Fellow
Tuesday, 27 November 2018 21:33

The Data Science Institute (DSI) at Vanderbilt University ( invites applications for its first cohort of DSI postdoctoral fellows. Fellows will be expected to carry out an independent research program in collaboration with one or more faculty mentors who are affiliated with the DSI. Fellows will come from a diverse range of backgrounds and domains, but their work will generally fall into one of three categories: (1) foundational data science, the development of data science methods, (2) the application of data science to one or more fields in the physical, life and social sciences, engineering, or humanities (3) the study of the impact of data on society and its institutions. Fellows will be expected to interact with each other and with students, faculty and researchers affiliated with the DSI, and to contribute to the vibrant culture of the DSI.

Fellowship Details

Fellowships will begin in the summer of 2019 and will be renewable for up to three years. Fellows will receive annual salary support of $65,000, a competitive benefits package, and an annual research budget of $10,000 that can be used for travel, equipment, software, or other research expenses.


Candidates should have a PhD or be on track to earn a PhD before they begin their tenure as DSI fellows. Successful candidates will have a strong record in data science related research or a compelling proposal to carry out such research at Vanderbilt. Candidates who propose to engage in interdisciplinary work are especially encouraged to apply.

Application Procedure

Candidates must identify at least one primary faculty mentor from the list of affiliated DSI faculty ( and have that mentor submit a letter of support. Preference will be given to candidates who propose to work with two or more faculty from different disciplines. To apply, please submit the following materials to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


  • A brief cover letter that states the overall goals and motivation for applying, as well as the choice of DSI mentors (1 page)
  • A curriculum vitae (including a list of publications)
  • A single document containing a brief statement of past research accomplishments (1 page) and a proposal of research to be conducted at the DSI (2 pages)
  • Three letters of reference submitted directly by the recommenders to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • A letter of support from the primary DSI mentor submitted directly by the mentor to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


(Please include the applicant’s full name in the subject of all emails.)

Evaluation of applications will begin on Jan 15, 2019 and decisions will be made in March, 2019.

Tuesday, 30 October 2018 23:12

Applications are invited for a Lecturer Stream appointment starting July 1, 2019. Candidates are expected to have at least a master's degree in Psychology (or equivalent), and an established record as a superior teacher. Faculty who hold appointments in the Lecturer Stream have the primary responsibilities of teaching and service. It is not expected that they engage in research, except to the extent that scholarship enhances their teaching or service activities. Applicants with expertise in all areas will be considered, but there is particular need for individuals who can contribute to teaching in areas such as cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and introductory statistics.

Successful candidates are expected to teach 4.5 full credit courses per year (e.g., 2.0 during the fall and winter semesters, and 0.5 during the spring or summer terms). One or more courses may be replaced with other duties with the approval of the Chair and Dean. Candidates should present evidence, commensurate with experience, of their teaching ability, and the courses they are interested in teaching. As well as meeting their teaching responsibilities, the successful candidate will be expected to collaborate with other department colleagues, and contribute to the Department's programs. Additional information on Lecturer Stream positions can be found in Article 10.1.26 of the Collective Agreement between Saint Mary's University and Saint Mary's University Faculty Union (see

The successful applicant will join a 22-member Department, which includes one Canada Research Chair. The Department has an applied focus with major and honours curriculum (B.Sc. and B.A), a M.Sc. in Applied Psychology (Industrial/Organizational stream and Forensic Psychology stream), a Ph.D. program in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and a certificate program in Human Resource Management. Department members also participate in the CN Centre for Occupational Health and Safety and in the Science Faculty's M.Sc. in Applied Science program.

Saint Mary's University is located in the historic port city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, a vibrant, urban community of over 350,000 people. Halifax is a major educational centre for Atlantic Canada and is home to five universities. It is conveniently located close to recreational areas and to other major urban centres in Canada and the Northeastern United States. For additional information about the University and the Department, please see our website at:

Saint Mary's University hires on the basis of merit and is committed to the principles of employment equity. Saint Mary's University encourages applications from qualified women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, and people with disabilities. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier, and the names and email addresses of three referees (the search committee will solicit letters directly from referees, as required) to:

Dr. Jason Ivanoff, Chair of Lecturer Search Committee, Department of Psychology, Saint Mary's University, 923 Robie Street, Halifax, NS B3H 3C3. Telephone: (902) 491-6345. Fax: (902) 496-8287. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Assistant Professor in Cognitive Psychology
Saturday, 22 September 2018 17:23

The Department of Psychology at Syracuse University invites applications for a full time tenure-track position in Cognitive Psychology to join the Cognition, Brain, & Behavior (CBB) area. The successful candidate is expected to pursue an exceptional program of research driven by a strong theoretical foundation to understand human cognition, broadly construed. The successful candidate will have a research program that uses rigorous computational and/or mathematical modeling methods. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from candidates who use computational models to study human cognition in the context of interactions with artificial intelligence systems or computer-mediated social networks.

Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the growing cognitive science community at Syracuse University. The Department of Psychology anticipates several hires in the areas of cognitive and information sciences, broadly defined, as part of a multi-year plan to enhance multi-disciplinary research collaborations. These hires will add depth and breadth to Syracuse University’s strong research emphasis in the domains of artificial intelligence and autonomous systems. We anticipate novel collaborations to emerge from participants, including faculty and new hires in Psychology, the School of Information Studies, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, and Departments of Earth Sciences, Geography and Public Administration.

Applicants for the position should have a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Science, or a related field. Successful candidates will show evidence of (1) high quality scholarship and the potential to build a vigorous program of funded research (2) teaching promise at the undergraduate and graduate levels and (3) promise of excellence in engaging graduate and undergraduate students in research. Responsibilities include maintaining an active program of research, teaching and advising at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and service to the university. Information about the department may be found at

Applicants must complete a brief online faculty application at to which they will attach electronic copies of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, a diversity statement, and a single representative paper. Candidates will be asked to provide the names of 3 references who might be asked to submit a letter of recommendation. Detailed instructions for uploading their confidential recommendation letter into the system will be sent to the references identified in the application. Review of applications will begin November 1.

Syracuse University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to equality of opportunity and a diverse work force. The university and department have a strong commitment to diversity within its faculty and staff, and strives to foster and sustain an inclusive climate. The Department of Psychology and broader Syracuse community provides a rich and supportive environment for inclusive research involving ethnically and economically diverse populations.

Syracuse is located in beautiful Upstate New York. The city and surrounding areas offer outstanding school systems, a modest cost of living, proximity to nature (Adirondack Mountains, Thousand Islands, Lake Ontario, and the Finger Lakes) and easy access to major eastern cities. Several major medical centers, including SUNY Upstate Medical Center and the Syracuse VA Medical Center, are in close proximity to Syracuse University and offer opportunities for interdisciplinary research.

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