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Assistant Professor in Computational Social Sciences, University of Vermont USA

posted on 31 October 2012

The University of Vermont (UVM) seeks a tenure track assistant professor with outstanding research and teaching capabilities in the realm of Computational Social Science. 

Candidates will be expected to have a Ph.D. in a computationally-focused program within the social and economic sciences, or in one of the computational, mathematical, and natural sciences. The successful candidate will join the Complex Systems Spire, one of UVM's three Transdisciplinary Research Initiatives (TRI) (, as well as UVM's Complex Systems Center ( The candidate's tenure home---department and college---will be based on the individual's background and research interests, and will be determined during the appointment process. The position will be effective September 1, 2013.

The successful candidate will be expected to undertake an active program of scientific research that leads to global, national, and local impact, and to the growth of UVM as a leading institution in the data-driven study of large-scale, sociotechnical, and socionatural phenomena; to seek and obtain extramural funding for their research; and to design and evolve successful new courses in the computational social sciences at the graduate and undergraduate level. Teaching, training, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students will be required in this position. The successful candidate's research and teaching activities will be in part facilitated by the Vermont Advanced Computing Core, UVM's high performance supercomputing facility, whose continued growth and evolution will be part of the individual's research agenda.

The University of Vermont, established in 1791, is located 90 miles south of Montreal between the Adirondack and Green Mountains on the shores of Lake Champlain in Burlington, Vermont, a city of 50,000, consistently recognized for its quality of life, from outdoor recreation to cultural events. UVM, with over 85,000 alumni, is a comprehensive research university comprising eight schools and colleges, a Graduate College, and a College of Medicine and offers its employees competitive salaries, outstanding benefits and a superior academic workplace.

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service. Applicants are requested to include in their letter of interest information about how they will further this goal. The University of Vermont is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to increasing faculty diversity and welcomes applications from women and underrepresented ethnic, racial and cultural groups and from people with disabilities.

Candidates must apply online at Search for the position using posting number only (0040628). Include a curriculum vitae; two representative publications; a statement of research focus a statement of teaching interests; and the contact information of three references. The reference providers will be emailed information on how to upload their letters. Review of applications will begin on a rolling basis starting December 1, 2012. 

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