Requisition Number: 0904981

Department: 62010302-HR-UF PREEMINENCE

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description: As part of the University of Florida's "Preeminence Initiative," the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track nine-month positions at the rank of associate or full professor in the social sciences with a focus on social network analysis. Scholarly topics of interest include, but are not limited to collaborative networks, political networks, ecological networks and health networks. This hire is part of a new initiative in Informatics. We are particularly interested in candidates that can bridge research efforts between social network analysis and network science. As part of a new Informatics Institute, the successful candidate will apply technologies for the aggregation and analysis of large datasets to problem-focused research topics from disciplines in CLAS as well as other colleges at UF. We seek applicants with a demonstrated record of rigorous field research and scholarship, a record of external grant funding, and excellence in teaching (especially the training of graduate students) across a broad range of topics and regions. Candidates also should demonstrate an interest in program building and the ability to work collaboratively across disciplinary boundaries with faculty and students in various departments and disciplines. The appointment will be made in the appropriate disciplinary department within the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, with tenure in the department. The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (CLAS) is UF's largest college and the Departments of Anthropology, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology and Criminology & Law ( are prospective home departments, although other departmental affiliations in CLAS are possible. All of these departments have MA and PhD training programs with faculty who employ diverse theoretical perspectives and methodologies. Social science and history faculty in CLAS frequently work collaboratively across disciplinary and regional boundaries and are active in research and practice in many regions of the world. There are also opportunities for collaboration with faculty at the University of Florida's College of Public Health and Health Professions, the College of Medicine, and the Emerging Pathogens Institute.

Minimum Requirements: This position requires a Ph.D. degree in Anthropology, Geography, History, Political Science, Sociology and Criminology & Law, or any related field.

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Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants should apply through the University of Florida's GatorJobs on-line applicant tracking system at and submit: a letter of interest (indicating research and teaching interests), curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the positions have been filled. This search is part of a cluster of strategic hires through the Informatics Institute at the University of Florida. The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The selection process will be conducted in accord with the provisions of Florida "Government in the Sunshine" and Public Records laws. Search Committee meetings and interviews will be open to the public; and all applications, CV's and other documents related to the search will be available for public inspection. All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.