Post Doctoral Associate - Digital Climate Deception
University of Miami

Miami, Florida

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The Climate Accountability Lab headed by Prof. Geoffrey Supran at the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Science has a funded opening for a full-time postdoctoral researcher. The researcher will work on a project computationally tracking climate change discourse on social media and news platforms, with the opportunity to also support associated outreach and engagement efforts.

Social media is the new frontier of climate disinformation and deception. Between 2018-20, ExxonMobil spent more on political advertising on Facebook and Instagram than any other corporation. To date, however, this topic has received little systematic attention. We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher to analyze past and present climate narratives across major social media platforms, with a focus on countering climate disinformation and propaganda. The researcher will be part of a growing team of graduate and postgraduate colleagues and will collaborate with computer scientists at the Algorithmic Transparency Institute (a project of the National Conference on Citizenship) and other academic and non-profit organizations on data collection, analysis, academic reporting, and public outreach and engagement.

Candidates must have strong capabilities in relevant research methods, which could include statistical analysis and open-ended data mining; applied machine learning including Natural Language Processing (particularly text classification) and image recognition; or programming and scripting in some combination of Python, R, JavaScript, Ruby, or other languages. Evidence of effective teamwork and communication skills is desirable. Experience investigating social media, disinformation, or climate change politics or communication is ideal but not essential.

Qualifications of position:

Minimum educational qualification is a PhD or equivalent in fields including but not limited to computational social science, data science, computer science, environmental science, and communication science. Expertise in any relevant topic will be considered.

Required application materials:

Cover letter, a one-page statement of research experiences and interests, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references.

Please contact Geoffrey Supran at for additional information.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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