Assistant Professor in Computational Social Science

Washington D.C.
16 Sep 2023
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16 Oct 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

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

Location: Washington, DC
Open Date: Sep 15, 2023
Deadline: Oct 15, 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, large language models, text as data, spatial data, computation using large-scale data, network analysis, data visualization
  • Have completed or be planning to complete a Ph.D. in economics, public policy, political science, sociology, statistics, information science, computational social science, computer science or a related field by August 1, 2024.

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, machine learning, statistics, data visualization, databases, data infrastructure and, project management and ethics.


Application Instructions
To apply, applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, teaching statement, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation. We will begin reviewing applications October 15, 2023.

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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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