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Dear Socnetters,

 Here's a post-doc at Purdue that I just came across with a strong
 focus on social networks. The details were from a word document, but
 I've pasted them below.

Take care,

Bernie Hogan
PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology
Research Coordinator, NetLab
University of Toronto

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 From: Johannes Strobel <[log in to unmask]>

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 Subject:        Smith-Streveler Post Doc - CoP/Social Network Theory

From:        Smith, Karl A <[log in to unmask]>

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 The School of Engineering Education at Purdue University Post-doctoral
 Fellow or Research Scientist Position

 We invite applications for a Post Doctoral Fellow or Research
 Scientist Position to work on a follow up study to Professors Ruth
 Streveler and Karl Smith's NSF-CCLI Rigorous Research in Engineering
 Education (RREE) project.
 The three-year RREE project involved working with 150 predominantly
 engineering faculty members to develop their capabilities to conduct
 engineering education research. The focus of this position is follow
 up of the participants to learn about the longer-term impact of the
 project, that is, how it affected the participants' thinking, their
 work and that of their colleagues, as well as their departments and

 Research experience and skills in qualitative and mixed-methods
 research, as well as familiarity with communities of practice, social
 network theory, and related theoretical frameworks is a prerequisite.
 A PhD in fields such as education, sociology, anthropology is desired.
 The holder of the position will take the lead on designing and
 conducting the research and publishing the results. The successful
 applicant for this position should be able to work independently and
 should possess expertise in both quantitative and qualitative
 methodologies.  Strong research, written, and verbal skills are

 Starting date is flexible but should fall between August 15, 2008 and
 September 15, 2008.  Twelve months of funding is available. Salary is
 dependent upon experience. Benefits are included in the compensation

 Applicants should email 1) a statement of your relevant experiences,
 interests, and research goals, 2) a curriculum vitae, and 3) the
 names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references to: Dr.
 Karl Smith ([log in to unmask]), School of Engineering Education,
 Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907.

 Review of applications will begin on May 1, 2008 and continue until
 the position is filled.

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