[CITASA] Cluster Hire in Big Data, Quantitative Methods and Network Science at Northeastern University

david lazer david_lazer at harvard.edu
Mon Aug 31 16:20:09 EDT 2015


fyi, of likely interest to some on this list.

dl
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Cluster Hire in Big Data, Quantitative Methods and Network Science

The College of Social Sciences and Humanities (CSSH) at Northeastern
University invites nominations and applications by outstanding candidates
for multiple faculty appointments (open rank) in the areas of “big data,”
quantitative methods, and network science in the social sciences. CSSH
seeks to bolster existing strengths in the areas of computational social
science (e.g., statistical estimation in large scale data, analysis of
social media or textual data, mobile phone informatics, and large scale
web-based experiments) and computational methods (e.g., data mining,
information retrieval, machine learning, network science, computational
algorithms, simulation). We also seek candidates with expertise in
traditional quantitative methods of the social sciences (e.g.,
econometrics) and in GIS. Faculty appointments will be made in one or more
of the member departments of the CSSH, and cross-college appointments are
possible. Successful applicants will contribute to a planned Program in
Quantitative Methods within CSSH and may be affiliated with Northeastern’s
center for computational social science, the NULab for Texts, Maps and
Networks (http://www.northeastern.edu/nulab/) and interdisciplinary
programs in urban informatics and data science. They will have
opportunities to collaborate with internationally recognized
interdisciplinary research and educational programs (e.g., the nation’s
first PhD program in Network Science at Northeastern’s Network Science
Institute) that align with Northeastern’s strategic research themes of
health, security, and sustainability.

Candidates must have a PhD in a social science discipline such as
criminology,
economics, geography, political science, sociology, or a related field by
the start of the appointment, and a record of publication and research
funding commensurate with rank. Successful applicants will have the ability
to initiate and lead major funded research projects, to promote innovation
in teaching, and to engage with practitioners in the public, private and
non-profit sectors.

The College of Social Sciences and Humanities is a leader in the
experiential liberal arts (www.northeastern.edu/cssh/about/deans-welcome).
Northeastern University in Boston is a nationally ranked research
university with a strong urban mission, a global perspective, and an
emphasis on interdisciplinary scholarship and experiential learning.

To apply, please go to http://www.northeastern.edu/cssh/faculty-positions and
click on the link for full-time positions or full-time interdisciplinary
positions. If viewing this description on the Northeastern University
website, click “Apply to this job.” Required application materials include
CV, cover letter, writing sample, research statement, teaching statement,
and the names of three referees (letters are not required in the initial
application). Review of applications will begin October 17, 2015 and the
search will remain open until all positions are filled. Inquiries and
nominations may be directed to Professor Matthew Hunt (m.hunt at neu.edu).


David Lazer
*(pronounced as if it were Lazar)*
Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Computer and Information
Science
Northeastern University
Co-Director, NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks:
http://www.northeastern.edu/nulab/


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