Multiple iSchool post-doctoral research positions @ University of Texas, Austin

The School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin announces the creation of the Bullard Research Fellows program, and invites applications for up to five new full-time post-doctoral research positions to start on August 19, 2019 or January 13, 2020, depending on applicant availability and completion of doctoral studies. The salary for successful candidates will be $54,000 per year, plus a standard package of benefits. These are 12-month positions that can be renewed for a second year contingent upon performance.


We are particularly seeking applicants with active research plans in the areas of archives and memory institutions, searching as learning, impacts of emerging technologies (including blockchain) and social informatics, health information interaction, accessibility and technology, social justice especially as it relates to indigenous cultural heritage, music performance and community health informatics, critical data and/or algorithm studies, deception and false representation in science and the arts, and neuro-information science.


The Bullard Research Fellows program is designed to allow exceptionally promising young scholars the time to develop their own research while collaborating with leading established scholars and researchers. It is designed to accelerate careers, and to maximize the ability of Bullard Research Fellows to build independent research trajectories. To accomplish this, a portion of each fellow’s time will be reserved for their own independent research and publication efforts, including publishing results from their dissertation.


Additionally, all Bullard Research Fellows will work with a mentor or mentors on research projects in the areas listed above, all of which are either already active or are collecting data in anticipation of funding. All have significant publication opportunities planned.


These post-doctoral positions do not include any obligation to teach; however, successful applicants who wish to enhance their teaching record will be able to teach up to one course annually as part of their normal workload; this may be done either as a co-lecturer with a faculty member, or as an independent lecturer. All post-docs will be given opportunities for guest lecturing and will be expected to give public seminars.


Each post-doctoral fellow will have access to up to $5,000 annually for research expenses and travel to professional conferences and research opportunities. A laptop computer will also be provided for the duration of the fellowship.


For all of the above positions, we only seek candidates with excellent research and leadership abilities and a commitment to contributing to the UT Austin iSchool and the field of information more broadly while accelerating their career.


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Review of applicants will begin June 17, 2019 and continue until the positions are filled.