Postdoctoral position at the
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 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 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.

The application should include the following:
1. A cover letter (as email text or email attachment) stating your interest in the position. Provide details on (a) how your research experiences and expertise would contribute to the project; and (b) your long-term goals. The letter should also include the name, affiliation and contact information (email and phone number) of three references (there is no need to send letters at this time).
2. A curriculum vitae
3. E-copies of up to three of your published papers/scholarly work

Applications should be sent to Eszter Hargittai at 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.

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