Friday, December 30, 2011

Job Opportunities at University of Maryland

University of Maryland, College Park.

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences is seeking (3) computational social scientists to expand Maryland's strengths in the computational aspects of global environmental change through interdisciplinary joint appointments. Rank will start at associate professor and tenure will be in the department closest to the applicant's background. Applicants should have disciplinary backgrounds in the social sciences and most importantly, have advanced computational skills which include experience integrating social science data into computational models.

One appointment will be in economics/geography. Experience is preferred in sustainability science in combination with one or more of the following: computational economics, economic geography, spatial modeling or data visualization. Individuals selected will lead their own research, including sustaining external funding through grants, but will participate in ongoing and future interdisciplinary, environmental projects within their departments, and across the college. Faculty hired under this search will be expected to develop a college-wide course on computational social science that would fit into a sequence taken by students to cultivate research and computational skills. Student mentoring and service to the university community will be expected.

Each applicant should submit a cover letter specifying the joint position for which they are applying, along with their relevant qualifications, a curriculum vita, names of three references, and one journal article. Material should be submitted electronically (reference position 117853). Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled, however applications received by February 3, 2012 will receive best consideration. Applicants will be notified prior to reference checks. For questions, please contact the search coordinator, Sarah Goff-Tlemsani. The University of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and is proud of its diverse faculty, staff, and student body. Women, minorities, veterans, disabled veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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