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Elite Network Shifts: Post-doc research positions (no longer open)
Elite network shifts during regime change; a computational approach to network analysis using Indonesian language electronic newspaper archives. This proposal is being submitted in response to the KNAW call entitled “Computational humanities. The objective of Computational Humanities is to stimulate innovative research in the social as well as the computing sciences through cross-fertilisation. Prof. dr. Franciska de Jong, the director of Erasmus Studio, is one of the researchers conducting this project.
ENS (Elite Network Shifts) is offering postdoctoral research positions for subprojects 2 and 3. The main focus of those subprojects is the combination of social and complex network analysis with historical research on Indonesian elite rotation. ENS is open to discussion with strong candidates about a flexible allocation of tasks for each subproject; in particular, subproject 2 can be split. ENS aims for a strongly collaborating team of two or three postdoctoral researchers.
ENS is offering at least two postdoctoral positions.
- Duration: at least two and up to three years (negotiable).
- Starting date: February 2013 (negotiable)
- Location: based at KITLV, Leiden, The Netherlands
- Salary: according to “CAO-Nederlandse universiteiten”, depending on age and experience, in scale 10 or 11 (with a maximum of € 3,755 gross per month).
- The successful candidate will be prepared to collaborate with an interdisciplinary team of researchers. This includes regular participation at activities of the E-humanities group, located at the Meertens Institute, Amsterdam.
- The candidate is fluent in English.
- Candidates will have a PhD and a proven research record in one of the three following fields, and a demonstrable affinity with another one:
- Social sciences (preferably historical sociology, history, sociology, anthropology or political science), specialised in research about Indonesia (preferably elites, and history of Indonesia) (see subproject 2). Reading ability of the Indonesian language.
- Social network analysis, computational and statistical methods, computational sociology, digital research methods (see subproject 2).
- Complex systems, background in either mathematics, physics, or engineering. Specialised in socio- and econophysics or internet and web science; with a focus on evolving complex networks (see subproject 3).
Invitation to apply
Applications should be submitted electronically and include:
- Two recent publications
- A letter (maximum 2 A-4 sheets) motivating the application, and proposing a preferred task allocation and timetable
- Names and contact details of two referees
Closing date for application
Applications should be sent by 30 June 2012 to the Coordinator, Elite Network Shifts: applications.ens@. gmail.com
For more details on the position and the project please visit KITLV's page for the position. For further queries, please send an email to the Elite Network Shifts project coordinator, Dr. Gerry van Klinken: queries.ens@. gmail.com