PostDoctoral Scholar - Community Organizing and Social Computing
Informatics, University of California, Irvine (Irvine, California (On-site))
August 31, 2022
Starting Date: 
July 1, 2022
Post date: May 9, 2022

Inviting Postdoctoral Scholars to submit applications for an NSF-funded position that will study how professional community organizers use data to pursue grassroots-led projects and influence data-intensive technologies. This position will support long-term engagement and programming with community partners guided by principles of research justice. Duties will chiefly involve recruiting self-described, professional community organizers for compensated, interview-based research.

The Postdoctoral Scholar will additionally (1) help train graduate student researchers and lead coding and data analysis, (2) administer a series of meetings that explore the harms of datafication in minoritized communities, and (3) learn from our partners as they advocate on behalf of communities frequently ignored or actively harmed by technological innovation. Competitive candidates will have strong writing skills, qualitative research and/or codebook experience.

Flexible work arrangements will be considered for applicants who can describe how they would handle the specific challenges of remote work for this position.



Statement of Values



Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Advanced degree (e.g., Ph.D., M.D.) required.

Application Instructions 

Document requirements

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Research Statement (Optional)

  • Publications or Creative Activity (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements

  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

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Review Begins: 
May 25, 2022

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