***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Dear All Apologies for re-/cross-posting. We decided to delay the first round of reviews for the below cited post-doc position. Any interested party now has until May 31 to submit their application. Please note that while we prefer a September 1 2011 start date, our grant allows for any start date before December 2012. Applicants who can only start after September 1, 2011 will still receive close consideration. Please pass on the call to people who could be interested in the position. Thanks Balazs Vedres --- The Center for Network Science in collaboration with the Department of Political Science at the Central European University (CEU), in Budapest, Hungary are advertising a two-year political networks post-doctoral position. We have a strong preference for someone to start in the fall of 2011 but will consider applications of candidates who can only start at a later date. (Inability to start by September 1 should be clearly noted in the application package.) The candidate is expected to have a PhD or have defended their dissertation by the beginning of the position. Successful applicant should have an elaborate research agenda with a focus on network analysis in the political context (such as, but not limited to, politicized business networks, policy networks, legislative networks, social movements, power relationships, political communication flows, international networks of countries or non-governmental organizations, or politically important infrastructure networks). The candidate will have the option to use datasets available at the center, for example data on business networks, international trade, or energy delivery infrastructures. In addition to academic research the candidate will be responsible for setting up a website/blog on political network analysis that targets non-academic audience, on issues of political corruption, social movement networks, elite change, political activism online. Finally, the candidate will be responsible for writing grant applications together with relevant faculty. The two-year position is created within the framework of the “CEU 20th Anniversary Postdoctoral Fellowships” to commemorate 20 years of academic activity at CEU. The successful candidate will receive a competitive stipend, will be eligible for a health plan and will have access to the same research and academic travel support funds as faculty. Central European University (CEU) is a graduate research-intensive university specializing primarily in the social sciences. It is located in Budapest, and accredited in both the United States and Hungary. CEU’s mission is to promote academic excellence, state-of-the-art research, and civic engagement, in order to contribute to the development of open societies. CEU offers both Master’s and doctoral programs, and enrolls more than 1500 students from nearly 100 countries. The teaching staff consists of more than 140 resident faculty, from over 40 countries, and a large number of prominent visiting scholars from around the world. The language of instruction is English. The Center for Network Science is emerging as an international center of excellence in network science research; this year we host NetSci. The Department of Political Science has both US and European accreditation and an impressive ranking within Europe. The application package should consist of a single PDF file titled by your full name with (1) Application letter (not exceeding 1200 words), (2) CV, (3) Contact information of four references (including e-mail, phone number, mailing address, and a short description of relationship with the applicant), (4) Transcripts (unofficial is OK, official ones will have to be presented before an offer is made), (5) Copy of PhD diploma or letter from supervisor describing the applicant’s progress on their dissertation (6) And two writing samples (one can be co-authored). Application package should highlight the candidate’s training and research relevant to both network and politiReview of candidates will begin the first day of May and will be offered to the first suitable candidate. We accept applications until the end of the 2011 calendar year if the position is not filled in the mean time. Informal enquiries may be addressed Levi Littvay at [log in to unmask] . Please send your complete application package to: [log in to unmask] - including job code in subject line: 2011/024 CEU is an equal opportunity employer. _____________________________________________________________________ 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.