[Ieee_vis_open_positions] Postdoctoral Fellow at American University, Washington, DC

Alex Godwin godwin at american.edu
Tue Feb 7 22:12:28 CET 2023

The Department of Computer Science in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow. The appointment is a 12-month position, with the possibility of renewal for one additional year, and will commence on August 1, 2023.

Applicants should hold a PhD in Computer Science or a related technical field on or before August 1, 2023. This position is part of a collaboration between the Computer Science department at American University, the Environmental Science department at American University, and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The successful candidate will become a part of an interdisciplinary team working to visualize global seafood trade data to understand when global seafood trade either improves or threatens food and nutrition security. The project aims at developing novel methods and systems to support the construction and analysis of a global seafood trade network database to advance human-environmental research. The focus of this postdoctoral fellow position at American University will be in analyzing geographic network flow datasets and delivering novel and interpretable representations on the web. Candidates must have a strong programming background.

* Ph.D. in Computer Science or a related technical field.
* Strong background in interactive data visualization and analysis.
* Expertise in JavaScript, CSS, and HTML, and other technologies supporting website development.
* Experience with server-side web technologies, such as NodeJS and Flask, is preferred
* Experience with online databases, especially network database schema (e.g., Neo4J), is preferred
* Experienced in designing and implementing empirical user studies.
* Experienced with quantitative research methods.
* Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively in a diverse interdisciplinary team.
* Demonstrated ability to work with and mentor undergraduate students.
* Excellent written and oral communication.
* Research experience in spatial data analysis and/or GIS technologies is preferred.

Annual salary is $65,000. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit applications via: http://apply.interfolio.com/120001. Include a letter of application, curriculum vita, three letters of recommendation, and copies of recent published papers or working papers. Please contact Prof. Alex Godwin, 202-885-2790, or godwin at american.edu<mailto:godwin at american.edu> if you have any questions.

American University is a private institution within easy reach of the many centers of government, business, research, and the arts located within the nation's capital. For more information about American University, visit www.american.edu<http://www.american.edu>.

The Department of Computer Science is a small but exciting department with a growing student population and strong research achievements. American University has specifically identified Computer Science as one of its targets for growth, with the goal of making it a premium research and teaching unit within the university. Along with the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, the Department of Physics, the Game Lab, the Collaborative for Applied Perceptual Research and Innovation (CAPRI), and the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Incubator, the Department of Computer Science has moved into the brand-new Don Myers Technology & Innovation Building. A proposal for a combined Ph.D. program with the Mathematics and Statistics Department as well as the Game Lab is also in the works. Learn more about the College of Arts and Sciences at http://www.american.edu/cas/ and about the department at http://www.american.edu/cas/cs/.

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual's genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively "Protected Bases") in its programs and activities.

American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus. To ensure the health and safety of our community, American University requires that all faculty and staff are vaccinated for Covid-19. To learn more about American University's health and safety directives please click here. https://www.american.edu/hr/how-we-work/vaccinations.cfm

Hiring offers for this position are contingent on the successful completion of a background check.

Alex Godwin, PhD
Assistant Professor, Computer Science
Don Myers Building - 112C
American University

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