Research Associate

University of Cambridge - Centre for Research in Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

(Fixed Term, Secondment Opportunity)

CRAASH is seeking to appoint a postdoctoral research associate to work on the Internet strand of the Project Conspiracy and Democracy: History, Political Theory and Internet Research led by Professor Sir Richard Evans (History), Professor David Runciman (Politics) and Professor John Naughton (CRASSH).

This strand of the project, directed by Professor John Naughton, examines the impact of the internet and related technologies on the emergence and dissemination of post-internet eras (i.e., before and after 1983), together with studies of how ideas and beliefs propagate through Cyberspace, and especially through social media. 

The successful applicant will have a PhD (or equivalent) and will have knowledge of, and experience with, computational tools for large-scale network analysis. They will have a strong academic record and be willing and capable of working in a collaborative team in an interdisciplinary manner. Applicants must have the ability to engage in high-level research in an interdisciplinary context, with publications and participation in scholarly activity commensurate with stage of career.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Appointment is to commence as soon as possible. The funds for this post are available until 31 December 2017 in the first instance.

The closing date for applications is Friday 11 November 2016. Interviews dates are to be confirmed.

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