Web Use Project, Northwestern University
The Web Use Project, a social science research group at Northwestern University, is looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher. The postdoc will collaborate with Professor Eszter Hargittai in analyzing and writing up survey, observational and interview data collected about people's Internet uses, skills and participation. Some of the work may also involve new data collection using different methods (e.g., in-person observations of people's Web usage, surveys of people's Internet uses). See www.webuse.org for more information about the research group, ongoing projects and previous publications.
The appointment is for full-time employment. The salary is $40,000 for a 12-month appointment and includes full benefits (benefits information is available at www.northwestern.edu/hr). The postdoc will work in the newly redesigned Web Use Project lab and will have access to undergraduate research assistants. Support for travel to an academic conference to present work from the project may be available. This position does not have a teaching requirement.
Applicants must have a doctoral degree in Communication, Sociology, Political Science, Psychology or a related field by the time of appointment. Requirements include knowledge of quantitative methods and demonstrated writing skills as well as a proven track record in publishing and working collaboratively. The candidate must have met all doctoral degree requirements prior to the first day of employment.
Applications should be sent to Eszter Hargittai at email@example.com. The email should include all of the above materials as attachments. The email subject line should state "postdoc application: firstname lastname". The file name of each attachment should contain the last name of the applicant plus information about what the file contains (e.g., LastnameCV.pdf, LastnameWritingSample1.pdf).
Review of applications will begin immediately.
Northwestern University is an EEO/AA employer.