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Research Associate 

As part of the Social Science Data Analytics initiative in the College of Social Science at Michigan State University, we are seeking to hire a full-time research associate to work within the Landscape Ecology & Ecosystem Science (LEES) Lab and to be a part of the Social Science Data Analytics initiative. The initial appointment will be for one year, with an option for reappointment on a year-to-year basis for up to three years, based on performance.

We seek applicants that use data science tools to answer social science-relevant questions, with a special interest in coupling ecosystems and global change. We are particularly interested in candidates that can strengthen the University's research in quantitative analysis of complex multi-scale data. The successful candidate will be expected to work under the direction of the LEES Lab and actively contribute to the Social Science Data Analytics initiative at MSU.

The successful candidate will join other research associates and faculty as members of the Social Science Data Analytics initiative. There is no teaching obligation for this position, but the successful candidate is welcome to contribute to the growing curricular and training options on Social Science Data Analytics at MSU.

Review of applicants will begin on November 15, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. The start-date for the position is August 15, 2016, but earlier start times can be negotiated.

You must apply for this position via Michigan State University Applicant Page (MAP). Please access the MAP system at https://jobs.msu.edu, posting 2213. Please submit a letter of interest, CV and sample of research along with 2 letters of recommendation. MSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal opportunity employer. 

Assistant Professor

The Department of Political Science seeks candidates for a 9-month academic year, tenure system position in Political Methodology and Computational Social Science. Rank is Assistant Professor. The position begins August 16, 2017. Special consideration will be given to those who have expertise in applying Bayesian and/or machine learning approaches, broadly construed, to computationally intensive problems in social science. We encourage applications not only from candidates that have been trained in Political Science departments, but also interdisciplinary researchers whose interests intersect with political science topics.

A successful candidate will have a strong research agenda, evidence of teaching ability, the promise of attracting external funding for his/her research, and will have the opportunity to join the interdisciplinary Social Science Data Analytics initiative at MSU. The closing date for applications is October 1, 2016, though later applications may be accepted if the search remains open.

You must apply for this position via Michigan State University Applicant Page (MAP). Please access the MAP system at https://jobs.msu.edu. Please submit your curriculum vitae, cover letter, research statement, sample of written work, and evidence of teaching ability. Please also arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be submitted.

MSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal opportunity employer, committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. The University actively encourages applicants and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.