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The School of Social Sciences at the Singapore Management University is
seeking applications immediately for a postdoctoral research position in
sociology. The position is available from June 2017, and will extend up to
May 31st  2018, including annual leave. We hope to interview candidates at
the upcoming INSNA Conference in Beijing or via Skype.

*Job Description*

The postdoctoral fellow will be supervised by Professors Michael Genkin and
Nicholas Harrigan as part of their Social Networks Research Group. The
position will involve assistance with research, literature review, and
grant preparation. Our main project involves social network analysis with
an emphasis on signed ties. The objective is to understand the conditions
under which groups emerge due to structural balance, and the conditions
under which other network processes and theories are dominant. The position
does not come with any teaching obligations.


Applicants must have a Ph.D. by June 2017.  The ideal applicant has a
background in quantitative skills with an emphasis on social network
analysis. Ideally the candidate has some experience with exponential random
graph and stochastic actor models or a willingness to learn them.
Experience with the R statistical package is a strong plus. Experience with
survey design and experimental methods are also a strong plus.


Depending on experience, remuneration is $4,500-$5,000 Singapore dollars
($3,200-$3,560 USD, depending on exchange rate) per month. The appointment
also includes a pro-rated one-month annual wage supplement, which can be
used for airfare and related moving expenses. Appointment comes with
medical insurance and annual leave.

*How to Apply*

Please email the following items, no later than May 31st  2017, to
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1) Cover letter describing your research interests, interest in the
position, and relevant skills

2) Curriculum Vitae

3) 2 reference letters (emailed directly from referees, with “Postdoc” and
your name as subject)

4) 1-2 writing samples (e.g. a first-authored published paper, manuscript,
or dissertation chapter).

The writing sample(s) may be published or unpublished and must be in

5) Transcript from the PhD-granting institution

*Other Useful Information*

More information can be found at the following URLs:

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Nicholas Harrigan
Assistant Professor of Sociology
School of Social Sciences

Singapore Management University
90 Stamford Road, Level 4
Singapore 178903

Office: +(65) 6828 0842
Mobile: +(65) 9029 9499
Fax: +(65) 6828 0423

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