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Research App Developer (Civic Software)

CITAP is seeking a full-time programmer to support our research in polarization, journalism, mis/disinformation, and hyperpartisanship.  We’re looking for someone who can lead the development of multiple software programs to support healthy democratic communication online. Some of these will be interactive apps, while others (like the one described in the official listing) will be research data collection tools that run passively in the background. The successful candidate will be mission-driven, civic-minded, and full of ideas– our goal is to offer a suite of free and F/LOSS tools that broadens the horizons of digital democracy research and makes people’s lives a bit better. If you love to code but Big Tech isn’t for you, it might be worth throwing your hat in the ring—strong candidates with nontraditional backgrounds are welcome. This position will be supervised by Dr. Deen Freelon, to whom all questions should be sent: freelon@email.unc.edu .

 

View and apply here: https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/184964

 

 

Postdoctoral Research Associate (Civic Software – Hewlett)

CITAP is seeking a postdoc to help create, test, and analyze the output of “civic software” that educates the public about digital politics and collects related data. This position may be suitable for a variety of professional backgrounds: for example, a UX expert with a strong interest in digital politics and democracy; or a political communications PhD with experience using or working on purpose-built research software. The successful candidate doesn’t need to know how to code, though that is a plus. We’re seeking someone who understands both traditional politics and the politics of software design, so interdisciplinary research experience is a must. This position will be supervised by Dr. Deen Freelon, to whom all questions should be sent: freelon@email.unc.edu .

 

View and apply here: https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/185163

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