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Research Post Doc

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Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and names of three references.

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job # 073647
Job Title Research Post Doc
Location Hinds Hall
Pay Range Commensurate with experience
FLSA Status Exempt

Regular university hours.

Job Type Full-time
Rank Post-Doctoral Staff
Campus Syracuse, NY
Unionized Position Code Not Applicable
Job Description

This position is a grant sponsored, full-time position that is expected to last for up to one year with a possibility of renewal for a second year.

The Syracuse University School of Information Studies is seeking a post doctoral researcher to work on a project studying stigmergic coordination, specifically, interviewing open source software developers about their development practices and designing and evaluating a system to support coordination in another setting.


Earned PhD in information science, computer-supported cooperative work or a related discipline.

Job Specific Qualifications

Experience with qualitative data elicitation and analysis and with collaborative system development and evaluation.

Careful attention to detail and appreciation for the requirements of research methods.


Collect, analyze and interpret data, specifically, participant interviews, content analysis and computer assisted text analysis and field experiments.

Participation in regular project meetings.

Helping to publish and present research findings.

Physical Requirements




Application Instructions

For full consideration, candidates must complete an online application and electronically attach a CV, cover letter, writing sample and contact information for three references.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private research university, with over 14,000 full-time undergraduate and over 4,000 full¬time graduate students representing the 50 states and 124 foreign countries. Founded in 1870, it is home to 11 schools and colleges offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Human Services and Health Professions, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts. Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000 and offers many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, a symphony orchestra, professional regional theater, and numerous malls and movie theaters. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites and wineries along the Finger Lakes to biking trails along the Erie Canal. According to the latest edition of the Places Rated Almanac, Syracuse ranks in the top 10% of Best Places to Live.


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Job Posting Date 12/14/2017
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled Yes
Priority Consideration
Job Category Faculty
Message to Applicants

Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and names of three references.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Reference List
  4. Writing Sample
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