[Air-L] Postdoctoral Research Associate opening at the School of Communication and Information, Rutgers University

Matthew Weber matthew.weber at rutgers.edu
Mon Mar 12 17:08:14 PDT 2012


The School of Communication and Information at Rutgers is happy to announce that we will be hiring a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the area of social network analysis/network science for the 2012-2013 academic year. Please forward the position announcement (below) to those who may be interested.


Matthew S. Weber, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Communication
School of Communication and Information
Rutgers University

matthew.weber at rutgers.edu
(ph) 732.932.7500 x8148
(fax) 732.932.6916

Two-Year Postdoc in the School of Communication and Information

Rutgers University

Rutgers University School of Communication and Information is pleased to announce an interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Research Associate opening for recent recipients of a Ph.D. in communication or computer science, or related areas. The position seeks applicants to work with Dr. Marya Doerfel and Dr. Matthew Weber, co-PIs with the NetSC&I Lab at the School of Communication and Information (http://comminfo.rutgers.edu/), and Dr. Tina Eliassi-Rad from the Department of Computer Science (http://www.cs.rutgers.edu/). The primary appointment will be with the School of Communication and Information.

The ideal candidate will have a scholarly understanding of communication and social networks, and be comfortable with methods utilized in the analysis of large data sets (e.g. database (SQL) and other programming languages (Java, Python, etc.)). The postdoc will support: (1) data mining, management and social network analysis, with an emphasis on expertise pertaining to large data sets, (2) support the development of new publication and external funding proposal development and (3) coordinate guest speakers for the broader Rutgers community in the area of social networks and (4) support general activities associated with the NetSC&I Lab.

Applicants from a wide range of disciplines, including information science, STS, media studies, computer science and engineering, and social sciences are encouraged to apply. Training in social networks and/or organizational communication, theoretical or technical analysis will be useful for project needs. Postdocs will also have access to the larger community of network scholars in the New York City metro-area, including involvement in seminars, workshops, and the like. 
The position includes a competitive salary plus benefits.  It will be a one-year appointment beginning no earlier than July 1, 2012, with the possibility of a single year renewal upon satisfactory performance. Interested candidates should apply via email to Dr. Marya Doerfel via the NetSC&I Lab (RUNetSCI at gmail.com) at the School of Communication and Information. Label your e-mails with POSTDOC APPLICATION:  firstname lastname. Include: a CV with cover letter, a writing sample, and a document listing the names of three references, including relationship, and contact information for the references (email addresses and phone numbers). Inquiries can similarly be directed to the above email address.Prior to hiring, successful applicants will be required to submit either a transcript/diploma showing the date of an earned Ph.D. degree or a letter from their academic adviser confirming the expectation of the degree by July 2012.

Informational meetings can be arranged at the annual Sunbelt conference of the International Network for Social Network Analysis in Redondo Beach, CA. Review of applications will begin March 20 and continue until the position is filled. 

Founded in 1766, Rutgers is the eighth oldest institution of higher education in the United States and is a member of the elite AAU research universities in North America.  An equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is committed to building a diverse community and encourages the applications of women and minority candidates.  The School of Communication and Information is a founding member of the iSchools caucus.

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