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PostDoctoral Scholar - Community Organizing and Social Computing

Application Window

Open date: April 12th, 2022

Most recent review date: Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Wednesday, Aug 31, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

Inviting Postdoctoral Scholars to submit applications for an NSF-funded position that will study how professional community organizers use data to pursue grassroots-led projects and influence data-intensive technologies. This position will support long-term engagement and programming with community partners guided by principles of research justice. Duties will chiefly involve recruiting self-described, professional community organizers for compensated, interview-based research.

The Postdoctoral Scholar will additionally (1) help train graduate student researchers and lead coding and data analysis, (2) administer a series of meetings that explore the harms of datafication in minoritized communities, and (3) learn from our partners as they advocate on behalf of communities frequently ignored or actively harmed by technological innovation. Competitive candidates will have strong writing skills, qualitative research and/or codebook experience.

Flexible work arrangements will be considered for applicants who can describe how they would handle the specific challenges of remote work for this position.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Advanced degree (e.g., Ph.D., M.D.) required.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Research Statement (Optional)

  • Publications or Creative Activity (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
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Campus Information

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Job location

Irvine, CA (On-site)