The University of Maryland Applied Research Laboratory for Intelligence and Security (ARLIS) seeks to hire a Faculty Specialist and/or Senior Faculty Specialist, based on qualifications, to support projects in Chinese language and culture, new media, social science, behavioral science, and/or data science. Projects may involve Chinese media, social media, culture, politics and other areas. The Faculty Specialist/Senior Faculty Specialist may support the development of social media data collection; the development of algorithms for data processing and analysis; and the development of GUIs, websites, and survey platforms. The Faculty Specialist/Senior Faculty Specialist is expected to take an active role in developing and advancing the research projects, working closely with other research faculty and scientists. Where relevant, the Faculty Specialist/Senior Faculty Specialist will contribute to publications or reports for clients. This is a full-time position. The position is available immediately and the search will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The initial appointment is for one year, with the opportunity for renewal thereafter. We especially encourage applications from women and members of minorities that are underrepresented in science.
- B.A. or higher degree in Chinese language and culture, or in a social science, behavioral science, or data science discipline utilizing Chinese language and culture; (a qualified applicant at the Senior Faculty Specialist may substitute for an M.A. at least 3 years’ professional experience in these areas, with the corresponding ability and training adequate to assembling data and assisting research);
- Experience with analyzing Chinese language, particularly new media, for social, behavioral, or data science research;
- Excellent English writing skills. Preferred qualifications:
- Ability to work on an interdisciplinary team of diverse backgrounds, including computer scientists/programmers, mathematicians, social scientists, and linguists;
- Ability to explain relevant details of Chinese language, culture, and new media usage to non-speakers of Chinese from various backgrounds;
- Familiarity with digital representations of Chinese text (plus emoticons, emoji, and other such elements) and commonly used input methods;
- Experience working with sensitive data and/or following IRB guidelines for working with human subjects;
- U.S. citizenship with ability to obtain a U.S. Government security clearance.
An active security clearance is preferred. Interested parties should submit a resume or CV to: Application Deadline: (Open until filled). Email Address for Applications: firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact Information: Jacqueline Madoo.