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Postdoc in Social Networks and Natural Language Processing (Stanford, CA, USA)

Stanford University announces a one-year postdoctoral fellowship position, jointly offered by the Institute for Research in Social Science, the Natural Language Processing group in the Departments of Computer Science and Linguistics, and the Graduate School of Education. The position is from August 1, 2015 to July 31, 2016 with the potential for renewal.

The position is in the area of social network analysis and natural language processing, using corpora related to innovation in academics (papers, patents, etc.) to study the formation and decline of knowledge domains, the diffusion of ideas, and the rise of innovation. You will be be working with an interdisciplinary team of faculty collaborators: Daniel A. McFarland (Education, Sociology and Organizational Behavior, and Director of Stanford's Center for Computational Social Science), Dan Jurafsky (Linguistics and Computer Science), and Jure Leskovec (Computer Science).

Candidates should submit the following materials electronically to Prof. Daniel A. McFarland at mcfarland@stanford.edu. To simplify the processing, please email one PDF file that includes:

  1. A brief statement of interest describing your relevant background
  2. Current CV
  3. Contact information for three references, one of whom should be your doctoral advisor (letters of recommendation will only be solicited from finalists)
  4. At least two publications or other writing samples

Review of applications will begin April 2, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.