Social media has transformed politics around the world and the way we receive and engage with information. NYU’s Center for Social Media and Politics (CSMaP) hosts a global community of scholars to study the impact of this transformation. Our rigorous, policy-relevant research harnesses social media data to study politics in new ways and explores how social media affects public opinion and political behavior. Through innovative research, teaching, and outreach, CSMaP aims to advance scientific knowledge and inform public policy and discourse in the digital age.
We are looking for a Research Operations Director (Researcher) to help direct the Center’s research portfolio, which currently includes 50+ projects across diverse substantive and methodological areas. This position is responsible for working with our research community of faculty, postdocs, engineers, students, and staff to manage the center’s research operations. You will balance strategic insight with operational execution; you will not only identify and strategize new research processes and systems, but will also support each research project towards completion. Since you will support research from ideation through publication, you will need to have or quickly develop a thorough understanding of our research; as a result, comfort with empirical / computational scholarship is a must.