Northeastern University
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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25 days ago
Education / Teaching / Administration
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The College of Social Sciences and Humanities (CSSH) is a leader in the Experiential Liberal Arts. The College is strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and enthusiastically welcomes applications from members of groups underrepresented in higher education administration.

The College’s schools, departments, and programs—with disciplines ranging from economics and history to English, urban affairs and international affairs, form an interdisciplinary group of scholars with global perspectives and a culture of inclusion.  Our expert faculty connects liberal arts education with the challenges of our time, fostering ethical reasoning and critical thought, with attention to the enduring significance of history, literature, and culture.  Strategic Areas of Focus for the college’s education and research throughout its global network are (1) Resilience, Sustainability, Health, and Equity, (2) Cultural Transformations, Governance, and Globalization, and (3) Network Science, Computational Social Science, Digital Humanities, and Information Ethics.

CSSH has long been committed to creating a culture of inclusion for our students, faculty, and staff. Diversity and inclusion, as well as questions of race, racism, and anti-racism, are part of all our programs, all our research centers, our three areas of strategic focus—and are always work in progress. At the same time, we focus on how modes of constructing social hierarchies, including race, gender, sexuality, class, caste, and others, intersect with one another.

We are looking for a highly motivated research assistant to join our interdisciplinary team at the Network Science Institute, also affiliated with the Political Science and Psychology departments. This role will be involved in all aspects of our innovative misinformation studies. In particular, the research assistant will assist in programming experiments, creating stimuli, data collection (for example recruiting participants online), assisting with human subjects’ applications, data analysis, literature reviews, and helping with manuscripts (e.g. literature reviews). There will be opportunities to present work at conferences. This position will be based at Northeastern University on the Boston campus. We are looking for someone who can start in June or July 2024 for a one-year position, with the possibility of a second year.

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities:

  • Help with manuscripts (e.g. literature reviews): read the existing literature in the field, help to write introductions, methods sections, results sections, discussions sections, or comment on existing manuscripts.
  • Develop recruitment protocols and recruit and schedule study participants. Correspond with study participants and answer questions throughout study.
  • Coordinate and perform data collection, management, and analysis. Program experiments. Create stimuli by collecting and designing “myths and facts”.
  • Other duties and projects as requested such as assist with human subjects’ applications.


  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology or related field (e.g. computer science, political science) and interest in making a career in research required.
  • Previous research or project coordination experience preferred.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Detail-oriented.
  • Able to work well both independently on a self-directed basis and in a team.
  • Strong quantitative skills.

Documents to Submit:

Resume and cover letter required.

Position Type


Additional Information

Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.  

Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit for more information.  

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.  Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. 

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other  characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

Job ID: 73730000

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