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One-Year Postdoc in the School of Communication & Information
Rutgers University
Rutgers University School of Communication and Information announces an interdisciplinary postdoctoral Research Scientist opening for recent recipients of a Ph.D. in communication or computer science, or related areas. The position seeks applicants to work with Dr. Marya Doerfel and Dr. Matthew Weber, co-PIs with the NetSCI Lab at Rutgers School of Communication and Information, and Dr. Tina Eliasi-Rad from the Department of Computer Science. The primary appointment will be with the School of Communication and Information.
The ideal candidate will have a scholarly understanding of communication and social networks, and be comfortable with methods utilized in the analysis of large data sets. The postdoc will support: (1) the development of new publication and external funding proposals, (2) data, management and social network analysis, with an emphasis on expertise pertaining to large data sets, and (3) coordinate guest speakers for the broader Rutgers community in the area of social networks and (4) general activities associated with the NetSCI Lab.

Applicants from a wide range of disciplines, including information science, STS, media studies, computer science and engineering, and social sciences are encouraged to apply. Training in social networks and/or organizational communication, theoretical or technical analysis will be useful for project needs. Postdocs will also have access to the larger community of network scholars in the New York City metro-area, including involvement in seminars, workshops, and the like.  

Interested candidates should apply via email to [log in to unmask], School of Communication and Information. Label your e-mails with POSTDOC APPLICATION:  firstname lastname. Include: a CV with cover letter, a writing sample, and a document listing the names of three references, including relationship, and contact information for the references (email addresses and phone numbers). 
The candidate’s advisor will be asked to verify the date of Ph.D. completion. Applicants who have not yet earned their degrees must provide a letter from their academic advisor confirming the expectation of degree by start of the fellowship.

Informational meetings can be arranged at the annual Sunbelt conference of the International Network for Social Network Analysts. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

Matthew S. Weber
Assistant Professor
School of Communication and Information
Rutgers University

(ph): 848-932-8718

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