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The directors of the Center for Social Media and Politics are actively seeking a diverse group of students, engineers, postdocs, faculty collaborators, and staff, and encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply. We believe in the importance of diversity as a key to the long range health and vibrancy of the field, as well as its ability to create a more stimulating intellectual environment.
Postdoctoral Fellows – Fall 2021
Social Science Code Reviewer (R)
Social media has transformed politics around the world and the way we receive and engage with information. NYU’s Center for Social Media and Politics (CSMaP) hosts a global community of scholars to study this impact. Our rigorous, policy-relevant research harnesses social media data to study politics in new ways and explores how social media affects public opinion and political behavior. Through innovative research, teaching, and outreach, CSMaP advances scientific knowledge and informs public policy and discourse in the digital age.
We are looking for a CSMaP Fellow to support the Executive Director with research and administrative projects.
- Successful applicants will be energetic and adaptable; both willing to work across a variety of domains and to shape the role depending on your interests and skills.
- Work could include management operations, supporting public policy work through research and writing, compiling data reports or literature reviews, or other projects depending on your background.
- This is a part-time employment role with compensation of $15 per hour for undergraduate students or $26.75 per hour for graduate students.
- Strong applicants should be able to demonstrate an interest in the social sciences, social sciences, public policy, or technology. The Fellow will be expected to work with the CSMaP team through the spring 2022 academic semester with the possibility of extension into the summer.
CSMaP’s Directors are actively seeking a diverse group of students, engineers, postdocs, faculty collaborators, and staff, and encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply. CSMaP consists of three core faculty directors covering fields of Political Science, Computer Science, and Computational Biology, as well as software engineers, data scientists, PhD students in both Political Science and Data Science, affiliated faculty at NYU and other institutions, and undergraduates. The center maintains a broad research agenda with many projects moving forward simultaneously. Recent publications and/or working papers have centered on the consumption of fake news, the distribution of media consumption by individuals, the links shared by IRA Troll accounts in the 2016 US election, how (competitive) authoritarian regimes respond to online opposition, and the prevalence of hate speech on Twitter.
Current NYU undergraduate or graduate student; relevant coursework in the social sciences, data / computer science, or public policy
Strong experience or interest in academic research; proficiency in PowerPoint and Excel; excellent time management and written / oral communication
1+ years in a relevant environment, such as (but not limited to) a university, non-profit organization, or technology company