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Post Doc - Systemic Accountability through Data Analytics

Syracuse University
Job Location:
Syracuse, New York
Other Communications Faculty

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Location: Syracuse, NY

Pay Range: Commensurate with experience

FLSA Status: Exempt

Hours: determined by department

Rank: Post Doc

Campus: Syracuse, NY

Unionized Position Code: Not Applicable

Job Description

Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications seeks to hire a Post Doc to assist in the research agendas of two related projects that rely on data analytics to shape accountability, particularly with institutions that hold public trust. In one, the Post Doc would work to develop research and data models on college athletics spending and revenue. In the second, the Post Doc would investigate attitudes of U.S. journalists toward their professional roles, reporting practices, and public trust in the media. Proficiency in advanced analytical methods is required; expertise in either topical area is preferred but not required. 
This position is a two-year appointment.


A Ph.D. is required.

Job Specific Qualifications

Desired skills include: 
  • Doctoral degree in communications or related disciplines.
  • Strong knowledge/interest in academic research on college sports, journalism and public opinion.
  • Strong writing skills and interpersonal communication skills. 
  • Strong background in advanced data analyses (regression & structural equation modeling) and survey research, including knowledge of data analysis software packages (SPSS, Stata, R).
  • Strong research record as evidenced by journal publications and conference presentations.


Generating appropriate research and data for academic publications and conference presentations. The candidate will be expected to develop research in line with the referenced agenda (public opinion and college sports research), including data collection, processing, and writing reports for publication or conference presentation.

Creating and executing grant applications to support and expand the referenced research agenda. The candidate will be expected to research grant opportunities, consult with team members to develop research proposals, and assist in the execution of grant applications.

Creating and developing a personal research agenda related, but not limited to, the primary areas of research. 

Managing of team members and administrative functions related to the referenced research agenda. The candidate will be expected to oversee Ph.D. and Master's level students, as well as research aides at any academic level. Additional responsibilities might include support of related research proposed by other team members.


Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, please attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research and names, addresses, and information for four references.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit

About the Syracuse area

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. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. 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, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University's contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

Open Until Filled: Yes

Priority Consideration: 12/15/2021

Job Category: Faculty

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