Faculty Openings

The Wilf Family Department of Politics seeks qualified candidates for a post-doctoral position in International Relations and Political Methodology. The position is to run for one year (possibly renewable for one more year) from July 1, 2017 pending budgetary and administrative approval. The position will focus on analyzing “text as data” from foreign relations communication of the United States. The position is part of the Computational and Historical Resources on Nations and Organizations for the Social Sciences (CHRONOS) project, in collaboration with Columbia University, and funded by the National Science Foundation. 

Candidates must possess a PhD by July 1 2017, in social science, computer science, data science or a cognate discipline. S/he will have programming skills in R and Python or equivalent languages, and be familiar with “text as data” statistical techniques, including supervised and unsupervised learning. Experience with working with large SQL databases is a plus, as is knowledge of 20th century U.S. foreign relations. 

To apply, please upload a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, three references, a sample of scholarly writing, and research statements to http://apply.interfolio.com/41112. Applications should be received​ by May 25, 2017. Candidates are strongly encouraged to supply a link to their professional website; this will enhance their applications by allowing the search committee easy access to additional information that might be needed. 

The Faculty of Arts and Science at NYU is at the heart of a leading research university that spans the globe. We seek scholars of the highest caliber, who embody the diversity of the United States as well as the global society in which we live. We strongly encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, and other individuals who are under-represented in the profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, gender and sexual identity, or any other legally protected basis. NYU affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we strive to build the strongest possible university with the widest reach. To learn more about the FAS commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion, please read http://as.nyu.edu/page/diversityinitiative​

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