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Digital and Computational Studies Fellow in the Social Sciences Starting Fall 2015

Modified: April 15, 2015

Bowdoin College, in support of its Digital and Computational Studies (DCS) Initiative, invites applications for a Digital and Computational Studies Fellow in the Social Sciences starting Fall 2015. For more experienced candidates, appointment at the Visiting Assistant or Visiting Associate Professor level is also possible. The appointment will be for up to two years with the possibility of renewal for one additional year. The ideal candidate may come from any social science discipline and will have a demonstrated commitment to integrating digital and/or computational methodologies in their scholarship and instruction. Expertise in one or more of the following areas is particularly welcomed: automated information extraction, geospatial analysis, social network analysis, computational modeling and data analysis. An interest in social media or consumers and consumption would have particular synergy with courses under development.

The Digital and Computational Studies Fellow will be both a resource and a catalyst for broadening these efforts into the social sciences. Responsibilities and opportunities of the position include:

  • Join the DCS steering committee to help craft the growing DCS program and co-mentor the DCS student community.
  • Teach one course per semester; typically one introductory level course, which may include team teaching, and one more specialized course in an area of the Fellow’s interest each year.
  • Support Bowdoin social science faculty in developing DCS courses; typically leading to one new course per semester. Faculty already interested in developing DCS courses come from departments including (but not limited to) Anthropology, Economics, Environmental Studies, Government, Psychology and Sociology.
  • Conduct faculty outreach, including presentations of DCS methods and ideas, and co-organization of visiting speakers and hands-on workshops to facilitate development of DCS teaching and research activities.

More information on Bowdoin’s Digital and Computational Studies Initiative can be found at their website: http://www.bowdoin.edu/digital-computational-studies 

Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Applications should consist of a completed application profile, a cover letter discussing the candidate’s experience and plans for incorporating computation into their scholarship and teaching, short course descriptions of one or two DCS courses the candidate would like to teach or help develop, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Please visit https://careers.bowdoin.edu to apply. Review of applications is ongoing and will continue until the position is filled.