***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Post-Doctoral Research Positions & Graduate Research Assistants in Social Network Research The Science of Networks in Communities (SONIC) Research Group at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and the Department of Speech Communication at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invite applications for two post-doctoral research positions and five graduate research assistantships to work on a large multi-university, multi-national, multi-year effort funded in part by the US National Science Foundation to understand the emergence of networks. In addition to advancing the science of networks, a central goal of the effort is to develop "Cyberservices" to map, nurture, and leverage large scale social networks within distributed communities utilizing the next generation "Cyberinfrastructure" as envisioned by the US National Science Foundation. Qualifications For the post-doctoral and graduate research appointments, we invite US and international applicants from a wide variety of disciplines with interest and expertise in one or more of the following areas: * Development and testing of social network theories * Modeling of networks: mathematical, statistical, computational * Visualization of networks * Data-mining algorithms to detect networks Compensation The post-doctoral research appointments will carry an annual stipend commensurate with qualifications and experience but no less than $50,000, in addition to standard benefits provided to employees of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The graduate research assistants will be enrolled in the graduate program in the Department of Speech Communication and will receive stipends in accordance with University and Department guidelines. Application Procedures Applicants for the post-doctoral research appointments must submit via hard copy or email the following: 1) a curriculum vitae, including a list of publications and prior research experience if applicable; 2) a 2-page statement of research interest and experiences highlighting qualifications and interest, and 3) names, affiliations, and contact information for three references. Please send application materials as well as any inquiries to Professor Noshir Contractor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 244 Lincoln Hall, 702 S. Wright Street, Urbana IL 61801, Email: [log in to unmask] Applicants for the graduate research assistantships must meet all the criteria for admission to the graduate (Master's or Doctoral) program of the Department of Speech Communication. Please send application materials as well as inquiries to Professor Dale Brashers, 244 Lincoln Hall, 702 South Wright Street, Urbana, IL 61801; (217) 333-2683; E-mail: [log in to unmask] Review of applications will begin on March 15th 2005 and will continue until the positions are filled. Professor Noshir <http://www.uiuc.edu/ph/www/nosh> Contractor Departments of Speech <http://www.spcomm.uiuc.edu/> Communication, Psychology <http://s.psych.uiuc.edu/> , Coordinated Science Laboratory <http://www.csl.uiuc.edu/> Director, Science of Networks in Communities (SONIC), National Center for Supercomputing <http://www.ncsa.uiuc.edu/> Applications 244 Lincoln Hall, 702 S. Wright Street, Urbana IL 61801 217-333-7780 (work/mobile) [log in to unmask], www.uiuc.edu/ph/www/nosh _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.