Seeking Postdoctoral Research Associate to Join PERVADE: Pervasive Data Ethics for Computational Research

I am hiring a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to work on the PERVADE: Pervasive Data Ethics for Computational Research project! This is a 12-month position, with possible renewal for a 2nd year. Details below. Please join us!

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

The School of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work with Dr. Michael Zimmer on the NSF-funded PERVADE: Pervasive Data Ethics for Computational Research project (

The position will be under the supervision of Dr. Michael Zimmer, Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Information Policy Research. Along with continuing their own research agenda, the Postdoctoral Research Associate will work alongside Dr. Zimmer and other PERVADE team members to pursue various aspects of the larger project, including empirical investigations of computational researchers working with pervasive data sets, user communities impacted by pervasive data, and regulators responding to ethical issues with big data research.

The postdoctoral position is designed for recent PhDs who are engaged in research on data ethics, internet research ethics, or other areas aligned with the objectives of the PERVADE project. Recent PhDs in information ethics & policy, critical information studies, internet studies, social media, and digital privacy are also encouraged to apply. Experience with empirical methods is required; experience with either qualitative or quantitative methods of inquiry is welcome. Ideal candidates will have a strong publication record and demonstrated success working on teams.

The postdoc is a full-time, 12-month position starting August 20, 2018, with possible renewal for a 2nd year. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will receive a salary of USD $48,900 per year plus benefits, access to travel funds, and office space in the Center for Information Policy Research. The stipend and benefits eligibility are subject to UW System policies.

Applicants who do not yet hold a PhD but expect to have it by August 2018 will be asked to provide a letter from their home institution corroborating the degree award schedule. Verification of completion of degree will be required before the start date.

Applications should include a letter of interest, CV, a writing sample, and the name and contact information of three references. All materials should be sent in a single PDF file to Dr. Michael Zimmer ( by April 1, 2018.

For more information, please contact Dr. Michael Zimmer (

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