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How to Apply

Candidates should submit: 1) curriculum vitae; 2) research statement; and 3) name and contact information for three references. Send application materials to Professor Sarita Schoenebeck ( with the subject line “Postdoctoral Fellow”.

Job Summary

The University of Michigan School of Information seeks a Postdoctoral Fellow to conduct research with Professor Sarita Schoenebeck on projects in the areas of social computing, social media, or human-computer interaction. The fellow will work with Professor Schoenebeck to develop and lead new projects that are centered around equity, justice, harassment, privacy, or other similar topics.

Applicants should have experience leading and publishing independent research projects. While there is no major teaching or service requirement, the fellow will be expected to participate in teaching, networking, and mentoring activities including giving lectures in courses, participation in research groups, presenting work at conferences, and advising undergraduate or graduate students. This Postdoctoral Fellowship is designed to support the applicant towards advancing their career via mentorship and collaboration.


Required Qualifications*

  • PhD successfully defended by start date
  • PhD in Information, Computer Science, Social Science, or other related field
  • Experience conducting and publishing research in academic venues
  • Interest in studying social/societal problems

Desired Qualifications*

  • Experience working with online/social media data
  • Quantitative/computational skills
  • Experiment design and analysis skills
  • Design and analysis of behavioral or technological interventions

Work Locations

The postdoctoral researcher will be part of a large and vibrant interdisciplinary research community at the School of Information and will have opportunities to interact with researchers in the Social Media Research Lab, the Michigan Interactive and Social Computing group, the Information Analysis and Retrieval group, the Computational Social Science group, as well as with other colleagues and departments across the UM campus.


Additional Information

The target start date is September 3, 2019. Performance will be reviewed regularly with Professor Schoenebeck. Start date and length can be flexible and should be discussed during the application process.


Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

Applications will be considered until the position is filled.


U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.