Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in the Network Science Institute
Boston, MA
Network Science Institute at Northeastern University
December 2016

The Network Science Institute (NetSI) is a multi-disciplinary research community supporting innovative research and training in network science. The successful candidate will join an outstanding interdisciplinary community represented by 10 core faculty members representing 7 departments, including Physics, Computer science, Political Science, Business, Health Science, Communications, and Mathematics. 

The successful candidate will be offered a departmental tenure home commensurate with their expertise. NetSI is dedicated to creating synergy among faculty expertise, across departments and colleges, with shared computing infrastructure, active lecture series and vibrant collaborative research opportunities. Candidates’ are expected to actively engage our distinctive interdisciplinary, collaborative culture. Candidate’s research plans should extend beyond their home discipline to engage with other fields in other domains of network sciences. Substantive foci are open and broad, including network structure and dynamics, spreading and diffusion, relational and clustered modeling, automated mining of qualitative data, theoretical physics and computational models of social processes, and computationally intensive data collection and analysis. 

We encourage equally diverse research applications, including epidemiology, sociotechnical systems, opinion dynamics, sentiment and consensus analysis, and brain science. Potential to attract external funding is expected, and a record of successful funding is required for a tenured appointment in the open-rank position. The individual filling this position will contribute to our distinctive PhD program in Network Science, which is currently the only NS graduate program in the US. They will be expected to teach courses at all levels of Network Science as well as in their domain area. There will also be opportunities to develop new courses within the candidate’s area of specialty and contribute to the ongoing development and enhancement of the curriculum.

Candidates must have a doctorate degree in a social, biological, information or physical science field prior to start date of the appointment. Candidate must have or a demonstrated potential for externally funded Network Science related research and excellence with scholarly publications. Candidate should be able to show a strong commitment to developing a vigorous research program, teaching courses and providing mentorship to Network Science graduate students. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to working with populations in a culturally and academically diverse work and educational environment.

Additional Information:
Northeastern University in Boston is a nationally ranked research university with a strong urban mission, a global perspective, and an emphasis on interdisciplinary scholarship and experiential learning. To apply, please go to and click on the Faculty Positions link. Applicants will be asked to upload a letter of application, CV, a statement of current and future research interests, and the names of three referees. Review of applications will begin December 15, 2016. Inquiries from potential senior candidates are welcome and may be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Alessandro Vespignani, Director, Network Science Institute,

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: Careers@Northeastern.

Required Documents:

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Research Statement
  4. Teaching Statement
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Assistant Professor, New College, Arizona State University (Two positions)
Phoenix, AZ
New College, Arizona State University
September 2016

The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) of ASU’s NewCollege of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (New College) invitesapplications for two tenure-track Assistant Professors in emergingmedia and related subjects. Located at ASU’s west campus in northwestPhoenix, the college offers a rich, innovative interdisciplinaryenvironment within a university that has twice been selected as themost innovative in the United States. Situated within a school thatincludes faculties in communication, psychology, and the socialsciences, we seek scholars who will pursue programs of inquiry withnational and international influence. In addition, our new colleagueswill be deeply committed to student learning and highly engaged inshaping the future of our university and the discipline. The newfaculty will contribute to undergraduate programs in Communication aswell as two MA programs, one focused on Communication and Advocacy andthe other on Social Technologies.

Required qualifications: Ph.D. in Communication or related disciplineby time of appointment; evidence of ongoing research program on therelational, societal, political, organizational, economic, or culturalimplications of emerging media; level of publication consistent withexperience; evidence of successful college teaching; evidence ofintellectual engagement across disciplines.

Desired qualifications: A record of publication on the socialimplications of emerging media; evidence of one or more of thefollowing: expertise in the uses and/or impact of emerging media,including but not limited to areas such as politics, health,entertainment, sports, diversity, or communication campaigns;expertise in data science or social network analysis; interest inseeking external funds to support research or instructional activity.

Essential Job Functions: Teach undergraduate and graduate courses inemerging media and related subjects. Develop new courses as needed bythe academic unit. Conduct and publish original research in one ormore of these areas of specialty. Complete faculty service activities,such as serving on departmental committees or directing graduatethesis committees.

Application procedure: Send electronically: a letter of applicationdescribing your research, teaching philosophy, and achievements;writing sample; teaching evaluations; sample syllabi or relatedteaching materials; unofficial transcripts; curriculum vitae; and alist of four references to . Only electronicapplications will be accepted. Please reference JOB ID# 11692Application deadline: November 15, 2016; if not filled, every twoweeks thereafter until search is closed. More information

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful outcome(as determined by the university) of the pre-employment screeningactivities, including a criminal history check (or a fingerprintcheck), under Arizona Board of Regents policy 6-709.Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an EqualOpportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 

All qualified applicants willbe considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, nationalorigin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basisprotected by law. ASU’s full non-discrimination statement (ACD 401)and Title IX policy are located at and

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Assistant or Associate Professor of Social Ecological Systems
Davis, CA
Department of Environmental Science and Policy, University of California, Davis
September 2016

Title:  Assistant or Associate Professor of Social-Ecological Systems. The Department of Environmental Science and Policy in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of California, Davis is recruiting an Assistant/Associate Professor Social-Ecological Systems with a preferred emphasis in governance and quantitative approaches including but not limited to network analysis, mathematical models, computational models, and empirical research. The candidate will be part of a cluster hire in a new Network Science and Complex Systems group with membership that spans UC-Davis and provides opportunities for cutting-edge, integrative science.   This is an academic year (9-month), Assistant/Associate Professor tenure-track/tenured position with teaching, research, outreach/engagement and service responsibilities.


The Department of Environmental Science and Policy is seeking applicants with a background in political or policy science, network science, sustainability science, decision science, systems modeling, or other disciplinary or interdisciplinary programs with rigorous quantitative training combined with knowledge of environmental governance and policy.  The appointee is expected to establish a competitively funded research program that uses social-ecological approaches to address critical or emerging issues such as climate change, food security, invasive species, water management, energy systems, transportation, or other issues. The teaching load is 2.5 courses per year, including a general environmental science/policy course (e.g. ESP1 or 10), a graduate methods course that complements the network science and complex systems group, and a new undergraduate course on sustainability and social-ecological systems. Capacity to teach courses in environmental impact analysis (ESP179) or environmental law (ESP161) is also desirable. The appointee will regularly advise undergraduate and graduate students. Participation in and development of outreach/engagement programs, and performance of departmental and university service is expected. This position is expected to work with extension educators and partners in allied industries. 


Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a field of quantitative social science, network science, systems analysis, other discipline with rigorous quantitative training and knowledge of environmental policy and governance. Strong quantitative skills in network analysis, mathematical/computational models, and statistical analysis including programming tools for computational social science and data carpentry.  Post-doctoral experience is preferred. Evidence of research excellence is expected. The candidate should have the ability to develop and instruct undergraduate and graduate courses and the ability to develop and conduct extramurally funded research in integrated science teams.


Commensurate with qualifications and experience. 


Application materials must be submitted via the following website: The position will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, applications should be received by October 15, 2016. 

Required application materials include: 1) curriculum vitae including publication list, 2) up to three publications, 3) transcripts if the applicant is within five years of Ph.D. degree, 4) statement of research agenda including past accomplishments and future research plans relevant to position, 5) statement of teaching accomplishments and philosophy, 6) Statement of Contributions to Diversity; and 7) the names, addresses, including e-mail, of four professional references.  Additional inquiries should be directed to recruitment chair Mark Lubell at mnlubell@ucdavis.edu530-752-5880

UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty community.  We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. The UC Davis statement on diversity is available at

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Positions in Social Network Analysis and Software Development at Johns Hopkins
Laurel, MD
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab
September 2016

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab is seeking several people with a background in social network analysis and software development.  Due to the fact that the lab does a good amount of applied research for the U.S. Government, candidates must be U.S. citizens capable of passing a background check.  A bachelors degree is required.  Candidates with a Ph.D. can teach within the Johns Hopkins University system, but teaching is not necessary, nor is a Ph.D.So essentially, the ideal candidate is a US citizen with a degree in computer science, math, engineering or related field, who has taken courses and done some basic research in the field of social network analysis.If you are interested, please send a CV/resume to me at and provide the names of one or two references from within the SNA community.

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Position in social network analysis in Cornell University
Ithaca, NY
Cornell University Department of Human Development
September 2016

The Department of Human Development in the College of Human Ecology ( seeks applicants for an open tenure-track professor position in the area of Social Networks to begin July 1, 2017. This position extends a major building program in the Department that has resulted in eight significant hires in recent years. The Department has a broad base in normative developmental psychology and sociology that includes social, personality, cognitive, emotional, and biological domains. In addition, the Department has six particularly strong emphases that cut across these content domains: (1) Aging & Health, (2) Cognitive Development, (3) Culture & Diversity, (4) Neuroscience, (5) Law, Psychology, & Human Development, (6) Social & Personality Development. Individuals whose work encompasses at least two of these areas are of particular interest.  The department also maintains significant research bridges with the Medical campus in New York City.

Responsibilities include teaching three courses per year (typically two undergraduate and one graduate), supervising student research, and maintaining a rigorous, highly productive program of empirical research that maintains and builds the department’s international reputation.


- PhD or MD;

- Demonstrated research excellence in areas including, but not limited to Aging and Health, Cognitive Development, Culture & Diversity, Neuroscience, Law, Psychology & Human Development, Social & Personality Development;

- Interest or experience in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels;

- Research excellence should be demonstrated by a strong record of publication in recognized journals in the field and a history of externally supported research, commensurate with rank

For consideration, please upload vita, statement of research and teaching interests, three representative publications, and three letters of reference in Academic Jobs Online [Searching the Academic Jobs website with the ID# 7264 is the best way to view the official position announcement and application guidelines.]

Cornell University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  Review of applications will begin June 1, 2016; applications are welcomed until the position is filled.

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Senior Researcher Positions at Lakeside Labs
Klagenfurt, Austria
Lakeside Labs
August 2016

Lakeside labs has 3 senior research positions in the following areas: 

-  UAV communications and coordination

-  Cyber-Physical Systems

-  Self-Organization and Swarming

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Research Assistant Professor at University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
University of Michigan Institute for Research on Innovation and Science
August 2016

The Innovation, Knowledge and Networks (INK) program in the Survey Research Center (SRC) of the Institute for Social Research (ISR) at the University of Michigan seeks applications for a tenure track Research Assistant Professor.

We seek applicants for a research assistant professor position to work in the Institute for Research on Innovation and Science (IRIS). IRIS is a national consortium of universities that share data with core faculty at Michigan.  The IRIS data repository collects, protects, and makes available for research use administrative data on the process, products, social and economic impacts of research conducted on member university campuses.  IRIS is housed in INK, which conducts research on the relationship between evolving social networks and knowledge-intensive, innovative work and organizations using large-scale data sets and computational social science methods.


The Research Assistant Professor will be responsible for participating in and aiding in the strategic development of a robust grant funded research program aligned with the core concerns of INK and IRIS.  Initially the Research Assistant Professor will collaborate with the team of Ph.D. level investigators on a variety of projects.  The primary immediate focus will involve work on a newly funded, 4-year National Science Foundation supported project that uses IRIS data in concert with restricted Census Bureau data (from the Longitudinal Business Database (LBD) and Longitudinal Employer Household Dynamics (LEHD) database) to examine the conditions of training and career outcomes of undergraduate and master’s level students involved in sponsored project research. Project summary available here 

The Research Assistant Professor will work to develop independent and collaborative research programs to expand the reach and quality of INK and IRIS efforts and will be expected to publish high quality research in relevant disciplinary and interdisciplinary venues.  This position does not include formal teaching responsibilities.

Required Qualifications*

Requirements for the position are a Ph.D. in Economics, Sociology, Public Policy, Education, Management, Information Science or a related field, strong data analytic and statistical skills and methods using large data sets, experience with restricted and administrative data, familiarity with relevant software and programming tools such as SAS, Stata, Python and/or R and strong writing skills.  Experience with interdisciplinary collaborations and familiarity with U.S. Census Bureau (or similar) restricted data procedures are a plus as is familiarity with social network methods.

Applicants should submit a letter describing their scholarly activities, funded research programs/plans, and interests in the position.  Please include a CV, names (not letters) of references, and one or two recent publications.

Please send applications, nominations and inquiries electronically to  Reference position # 130007. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. The University of Michigan is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.  Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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Positions in Innovative Methods and Formal Theory at Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN
Purdue University College of Liberal Arts
August 2016

The College of Liberal Arts at Purdue University is hiring for three positions in a cluster to further innovative quantitative and qualitative methodologies and formal theory in social science that are potentially appropriate for innovative social network researchers.  The main appointment can be in sociology, communications, political science, or anthropology, with interdisciplinary applicability.  Bring your new ideas to us, from data collection to statistics to visualizations to theory.  The positions are at the assistant/associate professor level.  The job announcements can be found here.

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Postdoctoral Research Associate at MOBS Lab
Boston, MA
March 2016

The Laboratory for the Modeling of Biological and Socio-technical Systems (MOBS Lab), led by Alessandro Vespignani and part of the Network Science Institute at Northeastern Univeristy, has an opening for a postdoctoral research associate.

Responsibilties: Performs basic or applied techniques in two main lines of research, involving epidemic modeling and social networks. We are accepting applicants in either area. Prepares and writes research papers, presentations, grant proposals, etc. Our research on epidemic modeling focuses on the spatial spread of infectious diseases, with applications to influenza and emerging infectious diseases. The research on social networks involves the study and modeling of extensive human mobility datasets, online social networks, and bibliometric datasets. Primary responsibility is ensuring that the research is complete and rigorous.

Qualifications: Must have a Ph.D.; be able to undertake substantially full-time research or scholarship; work under the supervision of a senior scholar. Strong analytical background and relevant experience in computational modeling and analysis. Interest in interdisciplinary research including epidemiology, computational biology, statistical mechanics, data mining, social network statistics and related areas. Experience with network theory is a plus.

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Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Opportunity in Browser Game Development
Boston, MA
Network Science Institute
January 2016

Are you an undergraduate and do you like to develop browser games? (Javascript, HTML5)

$3,000 stipend

-Implement online (browser game) with multiplayer option
-Simple UI (mostly text-based) – limited design work necessary
-Game is part of a social science experiment
-Some parts of the game need to be configurablevia parameters and recording of within-game activity is critical
-Implementation Environment:
-Integration with Volunteer Science
-Platform supports features such as staging (waiting room), user registration, multiplayer communication etc.
-Data structures, input/output, and game-play fully specified

Job Requirements:
-Javascript, HTML(5), XML, CSS
-Prior experience in developing browser games is beneficial
-Enthusiasm for online games and research work is a plus

What we Offer:
-Intensive mentoring
-Research experience and exposure to social science experimentation paradigm
-Interdisciplinary research lab at Network Science Institute
-Weekly lab meetings

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Postdoctoral Research Associate at CCNR
Boston, MA
December 2015

The lab of Professor Albert-László Barabási, together with the Network Science Institute at Northeastern University and the Division of Network Medicine at Harvard University, is looking for postdoctoral associates in the area of network science and network medicine. We are seeking motivated individuals with network science experience and interest in applying it towards both social and biological systems. The ideal candidate has a physics, bioinformatics, computer science or mathematics PhD, and previous work experience in networks and/or bioinformatics. For a range of projects characterizing the lab see Our current work spans the applications of network towards understanding human diseases, to quantifying success in scientific careers, or understanding the fundamentals of network dynamics.

All interested candidates should submit a formal application consisting of (i) a current CV with publication lists, (ii) a brief statement of research experience and interests, and (iii) two letters of recommendation sent separately by the writers to: James Stanfill at or at Northeastern University, Center for Complex Network Research, 1100-177 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115. Northeastern Jobs Internal Number: STFR001078

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Two Postdoctoral Research Associates at DK-Lab
Boston, MA
December 2015

The DK-Lab, led by Prof. Dmitri Krioukov, has openings for two postdoctoral research associates.

The first narrow search is on mathematical and theoretical aspects of random (geometric) graphs and networks. The ideal candidate will have outstanding background in mathematics (in areas such as probability, graph theory, geometry, topology) and/or theoretical physics, solid programming skills, as well as convincing previous research record in random graphs or network science. Experience or willingness to work with real-world network data is a plus. Recent Ph.D. in applied mathematics or theoretical physics is required.

The second broad search is on all aspects of network science. The successful candidate will have a combination of strong skills in one or more of the following: network theory, algorithms, computations, modeling and mining big data. S/he will perform interdisciplinary research at the intersection of statistical physics, network science, and data mining. Recent Ph.D. in mathematics, physics, computer science, engineering, or equivalent is required.

Responsibilities of both candidates will also include standard tasks such as writing scientific papers, assisting in preparing research proposals, mentoring junior lab members, etc.

DK-Lab is a part of the Network Science Institute and the Physics Department at Northeastern University.

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