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Though the title doe snot specify social networks, it is very broadly
written and conceived.   If you do policy work and research, then you may
be a good candidate.

I know sustainability is very broadly understood here it is not code word
for *only* natural environment).

There is not an SNA methods expert on campus.  There are several people
(me) in management, sociology, engineering, humanities, and other social
sciences who are interested in social networks and the broader area of
network studies.

Feel free to forward.

Thank You
Jordi Comas


Bucknell University's Departments of Economics and Political Science and
the School of Management invite applications for a newly created
open-­rank, tenure-­track faculty position to begin August 2014. The
successful candidate will be committed to teaching undergraduate social
science methods using quantitative and/or qualitative approaches, as well
as conducting research and/or teaching in the area of sustainability,
possibly in the areas of energy or health policy. The MacArthur Professor
ideally will involve students in addressing pressing 21st century public
policy challenges, particularly as they impact underrepresented populations.

Teaching expectations: Five courses per year, including:

   - Two courses in either qualitative and/or quantitative social science
   research design.
   - One course for the general education curriculum. This could be an
   interdisciplinary course involving the social sciences, the natural
   sciences, the humanities, and/or engineering.
   - Two electives in the candidate’s applied policy area.

General expectations of the Professor include:

   - Engagement with scholarly questions pertinent to sustainability, which
   is defined broadly by the University’s sustainability initiative as
   comprising economic, environmental, social, and cultural issues. Both
   health policy and energy policy fall within this definition. The position
   includes a budget to support research.
   - Work with undergraduate students to conduct health or energy policy
   research focused on key challenges.
   - Active participation in the Bucknell Institute for Public Policy program
   development for the wider university community, such as initiating symposia
   and lecture series.
   - The MacArthur budget will be partially devoted to this program


   - Completed PhD in an appropriate discipline for candidate’s teaching
   and scholarship;
   - Established record as a teacher/scholar;
   - Background in quantitative &/or qualitative social science research
   - A scholarly focus on energy or health policy;
   - Proven ability to work successfully with a diverse student body in
   applied public policy and social science research design.

For additional information and to submit applications, visit

Bucknell is a highly selective, predominately undergraduate, private
university with approximately 3600 students enrolled in the Colleges of
Arts & Sciences and Engineering. Bucknell is located in close proximity to
the Marcellus Shale natural gas play and to Geisinger Health Systems, a
nationally recognized leader in evidence-based medicine. Bucknell’s current
fundraising campaign includes two themes which indicate its strong
commitment to these policy areas: the Human Health Initiative and the
Sustainability Initiative.

Bucknell University believes that students learn best in a diverse,
inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence
through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Thus, we seek
candidates who are committed to Bucknell’s efforts to create a climate that
fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body. We welcome
applications from members of groups that have been historically
underrepresented in higher education. Bucknell is an EEO employer.

*Jordi Comas*
"There is nothing so practical as a good theory."  Kurt Lewin

*Assistant Professor
School of Management
Bucknell University
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