[Air-L] Research Associate, Social Media Listening Center at Clemson University

Brandon Boatwright boatwr5 at g.clemson.edu
Mon Jan 30 16:20:35 PST 2023

Good afternoon, everyone,

We are hiring a *Research Associate* position in the Social Media Listening
Center at Clemson University. The job description can be found below, along
with a link to apply. Happy to field any questions you or your colleagues /
students might have about the position.


Clemson University’s Social Media Listening Center (SMLC) is recruiting a
full-time Research Associate to begin August 15, 2023. The SMLC is an
interdisciplinary lab that utilizes cutting edge technology to listen,
measure, and engage in online conversations across various digital and
social media platforms. Its mission is to empower students and faculty from
across the university to leverage the power of analytics and computational
social science to better understand how information spreads, resonates, and

The ideal candidate for this position will work alongside the SMLC Director
and staff to support research endeavors across the university through data
collection, grant writing, and collaborative research projects with faculty
from diverse backgrounds and disciplines. The candidate will engage in
project management, data analysis, and manuscript preparation for
publication in scientific journals.

The candidate will have an outstanding opportunity to collaborate with
accomplished scholars across the College of Behavioral, Social and Health
Sciences, which encompasses seven academic units,
including Communication; Parks, Recreation and Tourism
Management; Political Science; Psychology; Public Health
Sciences; Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice; and a School of
Nursing. The college is also home to twelve centers and institutes.

*Qualifications and Necessary Skills:*

   - MA (required) or PhD (preferred) in communication, information
   science, computer science, computational social science, or related field.
   - Experience in harvesting and managing large databases, particularly
   (but not exclusively) from major social media platforms.
   - Analysis experience using quantitative methods and research techniques.
   - Experience analyzing data using computational linguistic techniques
   (NLP; sentiment analysis, etc.), network science (social and/or semantic),
   machine learning, etc.
   - Ability to independently identify external funding opportunities and
   write grantsDemonstrated capacity for interdisciplinary scholarship.

The Research Associate will be appointed for a two-year, time-limited
position with the potential for renewal based on performance. *Deadline to
submit applications is March 1, 2023. *

Clemson University offers a competitive salary and attractive benefits
package. Clemson University is an R1 Carnegie institution that is currently
No. 30 in the US News and World Report ranking of the nation’s top public
universities. The campus is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge
Mountains near outstanding year-round recreational opportunities.

Link to apply: https://www.clemson.edu/careers/index.php


Thank you all,




Assistant Professor & Director, Social Media Listening Center

Department of Communication

305C Daniel Hall



College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences

Building People and Communities

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