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Assistant Professor in Computational Social Science.

Georgetown University
Washington D.C.

Assistant Professor in Computational Social Science.
Georgetown University: Main Campus: McCourt School of Public Policy

Location: Washington, DC
Open Date: Sep 12, 2022
Deadline: Aug 01, 2023 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

The McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University invites applications for a tenure-line assistant professor in Computational Social Science.

Candidates are expected have the following:

  • strong interests in public policy, ideally indicating interests or participation in public policy administration, design, implementation, evaluation, and/or how governments use computational social science methods in public policy;

  • expertise in computational social science methods such as machine learning, text as data, spatial data, computation using large-scale data, network analysis, data visualization;

  • have completed a Ph.D. in economics, public policy, political science, sociology, statistics, information science, computer science or a related field by August 1, 2023.

    The person hired in this search will be expected to do research at the intersection of data science and public policy and teach courses in Python and/or R for McCourt's Data Science for Public Policy (DSPP) program. The DSPP program is a two-year MS degree program that trains students to use modern computing power to understand important issues in public policy. DSPP courses include topics such as programming, linear algebra, machine learning, probability and statistics, data visualization, databases, and data infrastructure.

    To apply, applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, teaching statement, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation by November 1, 2022.

    Applicants for this position may also be considered for the Provost's Distinguished Faculty Fellow program during their first year as an assistant professor. Fellows will have no teaching and service responsibilities during their first year so as to devote their full time effort to building their research program. The Provost's Distinguished Faculty Fellowship program is in its second year at Georgetown University. This program is designed to bring in a cohort of new tenure-line assistant professors from a wide range of backgrounds who demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in terms of their research, teaching, or service. Applicants who would like to be considered for the program should indicate their interest in their cover letters.


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    Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please click here for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at (202) 687-4798.

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