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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Assistant Professorship in Social Network Analysis, Zuerich, SWITZERLAND

ETH Eidgenssische Technische Hochschule Zrich

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) of Social Network Analysis

The Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences at ETH Zurich 
( invites applications for a tenure track assistant 
professorship in Social Network Analysis. The position is part of the 
interdisciplinary Behavioral Studies Section and open to applications from 
all scientific disciplines.

The candidate should have an internationally recognized track record in 
Social Network Analysis and be able to build and sustain a strong research 
program. Furthermore, he or she should document an ability to teach 
effectively and be clearly committed to doing research in an 
interdisciplinary environment. The new professor will be expected to teach 
undergraduate level courses (in German or English) and graduate level 
courses (in English) within the scope of the required electives in the 
humanities and social sciences. ETH Zurich offers an environment that 
expects and supports high quality teaching and research.

Assistant professorships have been established to promote the careers of 
younger scientists. The initial appointment is for four years with the 
possibility of renewal for an additional two-year period and promotion to 
a permanent position.

Please apply online at

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a list of publications and 
a statement of future research and teaching interests. The letter of 
application should be addressed to the President of ETH Zurich, Prof. Dr. 
Ralph Eichler. The closing date for applications is 30 September 2013. ETH 
Zurich is an equal opportunity and family friendly employer and is further 
responsive to the needs of dual career couples. In order to increase the 
number of women in leading academic positions, we specifically encourage 
women to apply.