Now Hiring: Schmidt DataX Scientist

Through the Schmidt DataX Project, Princeton pushes the limits of what data science makes possible, leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning across the research spectrum. Princeton seeks Data Scientists, in three-year term positions, to create and improve data-analysis software to operate at large scale, leading to faster discovery, wider impact, and greater continuity.

The Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP) is the cross-disciplinary initiative at Princeton that supports research and education on technology policy issues. Research on information technology policy covers a broad range of data-science topics, from security and privacy, to bias and fairness issues, to manipulation of data for social or political aims, to long-term workforce implications of advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning. The addition of Data Scientists will enable the projects at CITP to achieve unprecedented scale and reach by strengthening software tools, making these tools and the data they generate more broadly available, and taking on new projects involving novel data sets from important stakeholders. Responsibilities of the two Data Scientists in this group include projects and tasks such as the following:

-Enhance methods for collecting measurement data on social media activity by strengthening tools and better automating data collection.

-Develop new means of analyzing data to look for patterns indicative of coordinated manipulation campaigns and to test new methods at scale.

-Extend BlockSci, a leading tool for blockchain analytics developed at Princeton, to apply to more systems, especially those involving “smart contract” functionality, to obtain a more precise understanding of how these systems are used and the security implications of emerging practices.

Please see the FAQs for the Schmidt DataX Scientist position here.

Interested applicants should apply here.

Women and members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.

Now Hiring: Associate or Full Professor, Information Technology

The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University is seeking applications from senior scholars in the field of information technology policy for a tenured faculty position. The position is open to individuals with disciplinary backgrounds in computer science, engineering or any other natural or social science. A tenured appointment in the Woodrow Wilson School would also be joint with a disciplinary department.

Interested applicants should apply here. Senior scholars should submit a letter of interest along with a vita, but no publications or other writings at this time. Applicants should also provide contact information for at least one potential recommender as part of the online application process (no reference will be contacted until the final stage of the hiring process). We will begin reviewing applications on September 30, 2019.

Women and members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.

For more information send an email to  or call 609-258-2492.