Postdoctoral Fellow of Social Data Analytics

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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College of the Liberal Arts
Center for Social Data Analytics


The Center for Social Data Analytics (C-SoDA) at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Fellow with a specialty in data and/or computationally intensive social research to start in Fall 2019. Methodological areas of specialization relevant to the position include, but are not limited to, text analysis, computational statistics, and machine learning. The Director of the Center for Social Data Analytics, Professor Burt Monroe, will supervise the Fellow. The Fellow`s time allocation will be 40% individual/own research, 40% research on projects led by C-SoDA-affiliated faculty, and 20% service for C-SoDA. Service for C-SoDA will include, but not be limited to, managing graduate student researchers, assisting C-SoDA-affiliated researchers in using high performance computing resources on campus, and assisting with grant proposal preparation. PhD required or all requirements for the PhD must be completed by the appointment date. Penn State Fellows participate extensively in the intellectual life of the Center including opportunities to attend seminars and workshops, and present research results. Salary is competitive and additional money is available for travel and research. Submit cover letter explaining research and any administrative experience, a current CV, and samples of scholarly writing. Additionally, request three confidential letters of reference be sent directly to Application review will begin on January 15th, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088