Where Are the Academic Jobs? Interactive Exploration of Job Advertisements in Geospatial and Topical Space

  • Angela M. Zoss
  • Michael Conover
  • Katy Börner
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6007)


This paper details a methodology for capturing, analyzing, and communicating one specific type of real time data: advertisements of currently available academic jobs. The work was inspired by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) [2] that provides approximately $100 billion for education, creating a historic opportunity to create and save hundreds of thousands of jobs. Here, we discuss methodological challenges and practical problems when developing interactive visual interfaces to real time data streams such as job advertisements. Related work is discussed, preliminary solutions are presented, and future work is outlined. The presented approach should be valuable to deal with the enormous volume and complexity of social and behavioral data that evolve continuously in real time, and analyses of them need to be communicated to a broad audience of researchers, practitioners, clients, educators, and interested policymakers, as originally suggested by Hemmings and Wilkinson [1].


RSS feeds data mining data visualization science map visual interfaces job market 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Angela M. Zoss
    • 1
  • Michael Conover
    • 2
  • Katy Börner
    • 1
  1. 1.Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center, School of Library and Information ScienceIndiana UniversityBloomington
  2. 2.School of Informatics and ComputingIndiana UniversityBloomington

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