Associate Research Scholar


Associate Research Scholar



The INCITE Institute invites applications for an Associate Research Scholar who will act as the Associate Director of the Trust Collaboratory (TC). TC is one of the nation’s first research centers exploring the social dynamics of trust through interdisciplinary, collaborative, and publicly engaged formats in the fields of technology and AI, public health and medical science, and media and journalism. Reporting to the Director of the TC, Professor Gil Eyal, the Associate Director will develop and execute the center’s research agenda and support public events, workshops, exhibitions, and student fellowships as well as internships that create engagement between academia, non-profits, government representatives, private foundations, and the broader public.

In addition to supporting existing lines of research on trust and managing collaborative research projects with national and international partners, the position involves administrative responsibilities with respect to the organization, planning, and development of the center, including grant writing, budgeting, and reporting. The successful candidate is expected to manage existing partnerships with Columbia’s Engineering School and the center’s collaborations with non-profit, government, and private partners in the field of public health and medical science. In addition, the Associate Director will run the TC’s summer school for high-school students and manage the training and development of a team of interns, research assistants, graduate students, affiliated faculty, and staff associates.


Ph.D. in the Humanities deposited by the time of appointment. Excellent writing and communication skills. Research experience in the field of trust. At least 2 years of prior experience managing academic teams and coordinating research grants, proposals, and budgets. Demonstrated experience in leading public engagement activities in academic and non-academic settings as well as interdisciplinary collaborations between the humanities, the social sciences, and the fields of engineering, data science, and public health. Experience developing and managing multisector partnerships with non-profits, government agencies, and private foundations. Track record in creating and implementing curricula for K-12 training formats. Ability to design websites, public reports, and branding assets.

Application Instructions

All applications must be made through Columbia University’s online recruiting system ASR; on the site, please upload a CV, a letter of interest, a sample of academic research writing, and an example of writing or work for the general public (such as a lay article, a website, a public exhibition, podcast, etc).

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Pay Transparency Disclosure

The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training.  The above hiring range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Columbia University In the city of New York

No deadline
Location: United States of America, Morningside
Categories: Data Science, Humanities, public health, Research Associate, Social Science,


BOKU Universität für Bodenkultur Wien

GFZ - Helmholtz / Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum

Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy

SAL Silicon Austria Labs GmbH

AIT Austrian Institute of Technology

Helmut-Schmidt-Universität - Universität der Bundeswehr Hamburg

Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI)

More jobs from this employer