Lawrence Technological University (LTU)

Cluster Hire in Social Media Studies

Lawrence Technological University

SOUTHFIELD, MI, United States

LAWRENCE TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

CLUSTER FACULTY POSITIONS IN SOCIAL MEDIA STUDIES


The College of Arts and Sciences at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, MI is seeking to fill two tenure-track positions in social media studies as follows.


1. Department of Mathematics and Computer Science: We are seeking an Assistant Professor of Computer Science (9-month; tenure-track) with specialization in social computing/social media systems and the implications of such algorithms on cognitive neuroscience as it relates to individual and group behavior, online ecology, tribalism, trust, politics, etc. The candidate will have a strong background in computer science with interest in graduate and undergraduate teaching and supervising undergraduate and graduate research projects.

Qualifications: An earned Ph.D. in computer science with a record of publications and a strong interest in social network research are required. Postdoctoral, teaching, and grant experience is highly desirable.


2. Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Communication: We are seeking an Assistant Professor of Psychology (9-month; tenure-track) specializing in social media and/or complex network analysis with focus on cognitive neuroscience as it relates to mental health, self-esteem, group dynamics, online ecology, tribalism, trust, politics, etc. The candidate will be actively engaged in quantitative, computational and empirical research, conversant in statistical analyses, research methodology and design, with interest in teaching undergraduate classes and supervising undergraduate research projects. 

Qualifications: An earned Ph.D. in psychology with emphasis on social media, a record of peer-reviewed publications, and a strong interest in social media or network analysis research are required. Postdoctoral, teaching, and grant experience is highly desirable.


Responsibilities for both positions: Collaboration between the above two positions is required and lead to the establishment of a strong, collaborative, externally funded research in social media studies. Teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level and service to the department are required.


How to apply: Applications must be sent electronically to scidean@ltu.edu and include, in a SINGLE PDF FILE, the following: a cover letter describing interest and qualifications, a complete curriculum vitae including previous collaborations and names of five references, statements of research interests and teaching philosophy, and copies of three, most relevant publications. For best consideration, applications should be received by December 1, 2019. Both positions are subject to availability of funds.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Srini Kambhampati, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI 48075; skambhamp@ltu.edu.


Lawrence Technological University (LTU) conducts pre-employment screening on candidates for all positions, which may include but is not limited to, a criminal background check, verification of academic credentials, license, certifications, and/or verification of work history. Lawrence Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Employer; women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.



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