Research Associate-Fixed Term
Michigan State University

East Lansing, Michigan

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Job Info

Job no: 701730
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Communication Arts Sciences
Department: Media And Information 10010830
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Research/Scientific, Fixed Term Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union
Position Summary

The research associate (postdoctoral researcher) will work on the Free Speech in a Hyperconnected Society project. This position is associated with the Quello Center for Media and Information Policy. The Quello Center conducts research to inform media, communication, and information policy. It critically examines the role of technology, policy, and regulation for citizens, communities, and society. The Quello Center often works with multiple stakeholders to find solutions to harness the full benefits of advanced communications.

This interdisciplinary research project examines the challenges of protecting robust free speech online while mitigating the undesirable effects of hate speech and other forms of expression that encourage violence or social unrest. It will explore the strengths and weaknesses of policy options that are currently under discussion in the United States and internationally and develop alternative paths forward.

The candidate will employ appropriate theoretical perspectives, including legal, economic, or computational approaches, to advance understanding of the dynamics of online speech, its relations to the formation of individual and shared mental models, and to individual and group behavior. The successful candidate will also contribute to research management, as related to the project.

The candidate will contribute to all stages of this project, including the conception and design of experiments, the collection of empirical data using qualitative and quantitative methods, as well as data analysis and interpretation. The successful candidate will be trained in the responsible conduct of research.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Information Science, Law, Economics, Communications, Computer Science, or Related field

Minimum Requirements

Applicants must have their Ph.D. or J.D. degree (can be ABD) in a field related to the project, including, but not limited to, information science, law, economics, communications, or computer science. The applicant must also show evidence of scholarly productivity in the form of journal articles, conference presentations.

Desired Qualifications

A background or a strong interest in more than one of these areas, for example, in computational communications, information science and law, or computer science and economics, is a plus.

Required Application Materials

Applicants should include a letter of interest, graduate transcript, and a current curriculum vitae with contact information for three references.

Special Instructions

To apply for this position, please refer to posting #701730 and complete an electronic submission at the Michigan State University Employment opportunities website,

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MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Advertised: Apr 22, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Apr 22, 2023 Eastern Daylight Time

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