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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor-Network Science

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Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by the law. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.

Posting Details

Posting Detail Information

Position Title Assistant/Associate/Full Professor-Network Science
Requisition Number FTFR000876
Division/College College of Science
Interdisciplinary Division/College College of Computer and Information Science
Location Boston Main Campus
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
Benefits Eligible Yes
Tenure Status Tenured/Tenure Track
Posting Date 10/28/2016
Responsibilities

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.

Qualifications

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 http://www.northeastern.edu/cos/faculty-positions 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, a.vespignani@northeastern.edu.

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

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Research Statement
  4. Teaching Statement
Optional Documents

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