Clemson University

Clemson, South Carolina United States


    November 30, 2023
    November 20, 2023

The Department of Marketing in the Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business at Clemson University, in conjunction with the Media Forensics Hub, seeks applicants for a one-year appointment, renewable up to two additional years, as a post-doctoral research fellow. The selected applicant will:

(a) contribute to current and ongoing research projects that focus on business and marketing implications of online deception and inauthenticity

(b) develop and lead their own research program in this area by working with faculty, staff, and students at Clemson University, as well as others outside of the university

(c) actively participate in the interdisciplinary community of scholars doing work in this area at Clemson University by bringing their own disciplinary expertise to bear.

The goal of the position is to support Clemson’s strong research program in disinformation and media forensics by improving the ability to access and analyze reliable and comparable data across platforms, particularly in the realm of business and marketing.

Expected Start Date: The start date for this position is flexible but will begin no earlier than July 1, 2024.


A PhD completed by the start date is required, as is expertise in empirical research and analysis techniques. Applicants from a variety of fields will be considered. However, preference will be given to those with a PhD (or anticipated PhD) in a business discipline and experience in the study of online, especially social media, deception.

Strong applicants will demonstrate the ability to apply relevant techniques to business and marketing contexts (e.g., fake reviews, fraudulent advertising, business scams, etc.).

Application Instructions

For full consideration, please submit all of the following application materials in Interfolio:

by November 20, 2023:

(1) A letter of interest highlighting your qualifications

(2) A current curriculum vitae

(3) Contact information, including names, email addresses, and phone numbers, for three  professional references

(4) Examples of written work or research