Funded PhD Position to Join PERVADE: Pervasive Data Ethics for Computational Research

[Note: this PhD position is no longer available. See recent posting for a Postdoctoral Research Associate here]

Are you a graduate student interested in big data, data ethics, internet research, or internet research ethics?

Are you looking for a funded PhD opportunity to explore these issues?

Then, join me at UW-Milwaukee to work on the PERVADE: Pervasive Data Ethics for Computational Research project! Details for this fully-funded PhD research assistant position are below.

Application deadline for the UW-Milwaukee School of Information Studies PhD program is January 15, 2018.

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
School of Information Studies

Project: PERVADE: Pervasive Data Ethics for Computational Research
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Michael Zimmer

Funding Opportunity: Graduate Research Assistant
Funding Details: 50% annual appointment (includes monthly stipend, tuition remission, eligible for benefits, access to travel funding; renewable for up to 4 years)

The School of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee invites applications for an incoming Ph.D. student with interests in data ethics, information ethics, or internet research ethics to work with Dr. Michael Zimmer on the NSF-funded PERVADE: Pervasive Data Ethics for Computational Research project ( Students interested in information policy, critical information studies, internet studies, social media, and digital privacy are also encouraged to apply.

The incoming student will be under the supervision of Dr. Michael Zimmer, Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Information Policy Research. Among the student’s responsibilities will be to assist Dr. Zimmer in various aspects of the PERVADE project, including project management activities, supervising undergraduate assistants, data collection, coding and analysis, and other tasks as assigned. The student will also assist with literature reviews, manuscript preparation, and dissemination of results, including conference presentations and publication opportunities.

The incoming student will be funded on a 50% annual Research Assistant appointment (renewable for up to four years), which includes tuition remission, a monthly stipend (including summer), and eligibility for university benefits. Full details of UW-Milwaukee graduate assistant policies are available at The student will also have the opportunity to access funds for conference travel and related research expenses, and integrate with the broader PhD student cohort at the School of Information Studies.

Interested students must apply directly to the Ph.D. Program in Information Studies, and in their cover letter should (1) specifically indicate they are applying for the PERVADE graduate research assistant position, and (2) demonstrate their fit for the project. Students should also contact Dr. Michael Zimmer directly at to indicate they are applying for the PERVADE research assistant position. Applicants must meet Graduate School requirements plus SOIS requirements to be considered for admission to the Ph.D. program. Application deadline is January 15, 2018.

Additional information about the Ph.D. program in in Information Studies can be found at, and application requirements are available at

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