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Applicants should fill out this form, which includes: (a) letter of application that describes experience with empirical, methodological, or theoretical scholarship on social norms ; (b) curriculum vitae (c) their most relevant publication (d) the names and contact of two references. Selected candidates will be interviewed over zoom on a rolling basis. The Post-doc. appointments are scheduled to begin as early as May 1, 2023 or no later than August 31, 2023.


This is a Postdoctoral Fellowship in natural language at the University of Michigan School of Information working under the supervision of Dr. David Jurgens.  


The fellowship research focuses on understanding linguistic style and developing explainable natural language processing (NLP) methods to quantify style. The aim of the work is to develop models that identify authors’ individual styles and, later, be able to rewrite content in a different style. The fellowship will involve active work in Linguistics and stylometrics, along with collaboration with a multi-university team working in this area.

The position will also include time to develop independent research and to form collaborative research projects with faculty. In addition to research, the Post Doc will be expected to be actively involved with the school and associated-center activities and events, including our weekly lab meeting and our weekly seminar.  

Required Qualifications*

A preferred candidate should have a Ph.D. degree in computer science, information science, psychology, or a related discipline. Applicants must have completed their Ph.D. or demonstrate that they will do so by August 31th, 2023. They must have an existing research portfolio that demonstrates interest in, and experience with empirical, methodological, or theoretical scholarship on natural language processing and social norms. Their work should be able to demonstrate a proficiency in technical software development, e.g,. use of deep learning. Strong applicants will also have familiarity with survey methodology. They should have strong writing and communication skills.

Work Schedule

40 hours per week; some flexibility in when those work hours occur if good communication and close coordination practices are in place.

Work Locations

Working in-person in Ann Arbor would be required in part, though remote work during shorter periods is a possibility in accordance with UMSI Remote Work Policy and with supervisor approval. Remote work agreements are reviewed annually and are subject to change depending upon business needs.  A shared office in North Quad (the School of Information building) will be provided. Candidates must be able to conduct work in the United States. Applicants must be lawfully able to be employed in the United States.

Additional Information

The postdoctoral fellow will have access to university resources and receive a competitive annual salary of $65,000 to $75,000, benefits, a relocation allowance, a research/travel allowance, and an office space and a computer to use. 

The position can start as early as May 1, 2023 (if degree is completed) and no later than August 31, 2023. It will continue for two years, subject to a satisfactory first-year evaluation. 

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

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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