Faculty Position in Computational Social Science

University of California Los Angeles Department of Communication

Communication Junior Faculty Position—Computational Social Science

Job #JPF07843

Position overview

Position title:Assistant Professor

Application Window

Open date: September 6, 2022

Next review date: Friday, Oct 21, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Wednesday, Feb 15, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Department of Communication invites applications for a tenure track appointment at the level of Assistant Professor with an emphasis on developing and/or applying computational social science methods to study communication. Potential areas of research include (but are by no means limited to) agent-based or other computational modeling, network science, machine learning, artificial intelligence, natural language processing, analysis of large audio and/or video datasets, gathering and analysis of digital trace data, and the use of virtual lab or field experiments.

We are interested in candidates researching communication from a broad range of potential disciplinary backgrounds. Candidates with a Ph.D. or equivalent in Communication or related fields (e.g. Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Political Science, Economics, Psychology, Cognitive Science, or Sociology) are encouraged to apply. Ph.D. or equivalent is required by date of hire. Applicants must show exceptional promise as researchers, scholars, teachers, and mentors and share our commitments to diversity, inclusion, and excellence.

The Department of Communication is committed to building a more diverse faculty, staff, and student body as we respond to the changing population and educational needs of California and the nation. For additional information about the department, please go to: https://comm.ucla.edu

Interested candidates should submit application materials via UC Recruit at: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF07843. Each application should include a Curriculum Vitae; Statement of Interest; Research Statement; Teaching Statement; Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Statement; three publications or other writing samples; three letters of recommendation; and a completed Authorization to Release Information Form. Candidates should complete their application by October 21, 2022 to ensure full consideration; after that date, applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The anticipated appointment date is July 1, 2023.

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, bullying and other demeaning behavior, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment as well as a commitment to addressing all forms of academic misconduct, UCLA conducts targeted employment reference checks for finalists to whom departments or other hiring units would like to extend formal offers of appointment into Academic Senate faculty positions. The targeted employment reference checks involve contacting the finalists' current and prior places of employment to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University's Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UCLA requires all applicants for Academic Senate faculty positions to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled "Authorization to Release Information" into RECRUIT as part of their application. If the applicant does not include the signed authorization to release information with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete. As with any incomplete application, the application will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists (i.e., those to whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer) considered for Academic Senate faculty positions will be subject to targeted employment reference checks.

Department: https://comm.ucla.edu


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Ph.D. or equivalent is required by date of hire.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Statement of Interest
  • Research Statement
  • Teaching Statement
  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.
  • Three publications or other writing samples
  • Reference check authorization release form - Complete and upload the reference check authorization release form
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

Three letters of recommendation are required.

Apply link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF07843

Help contact: edelgado@ss.ucla.edu

Campus Information

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees must (a) provide proof of receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

Job location

Los Angeles, CA