Cornell University, Information Science

Position ID:Cornell-IS-POSTDOC [#13213, WDR-00017820]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14850-4623, United States [map]
Subject Area: Information Science
Appl Deadline:2019/02/22 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/02/01, finished 2019/04/05)
Position Description:    

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Postdoctoral Associate

The Cornell Data Science curriculum initiative seeks to develop courses that will expand our ability to use computing and quantitative methods to expand our ability to engage with culture and the past. We seek a Postdoctoral Researcher who will shape the interaction between Data Science and the Humanities through an integrated combination of original research, curriculum development, and coordination of undergraduate research. The primary duty will be to design and teach a new course targeted towards humanities majors with no programming or data science background. Students taking this course will be prepared to assist faculty in research incorporating quantitative methods in the humanities. They will collaborate with David Mimno, other faculty in the social sciences and humanities, and the Digital Humanities group in the Cornell University Library.

Applications are welcome from recent Ph.D. graduates with a range of disciplinary backgrounds (e.g., both humanities fields as well as computer and information science). An interest in and ability to do translational, cross-disciplinary work between fields is crucial. Significant experience with classroom teaching and guiding undergraduate research will be valuable. This is a two-year position.

The Postdoctoral Associate will be located in Ithaca, NY. Applications should be submitted to: and should include a CV, up to two publications (or writing samples), the names and contact information of three references, and a cover letter summarizing the candidate's relevant background, accomplishments, and fit with the position. A transcript of graduate work (unofficial is acceptable) may also be requested. For substantive questions related to the initiative or position, please contact

The position is available for a Summer 2019 start. We will begin to review applications on February 25.

Diversity and inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

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Further Info:
Cornell University
Information Science Department
236 Gates Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

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