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Assistant Professor of Communication, Networks, and Innovation (002928-2013)

The Brian Lamb School of Communication at Purdue University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor whose research and teaching center on intersections between communication, networks, and innovation, with an empirical and analytical orientation.  Example research interests include the theoretical and empirical foundations of networked innovation, modeling of behavior in communities and social networks, groups and teams, the evolution and dynamics of collaboration networks, crowdsourcing and swarm creativity, design and visualization in interdisciplinary collaboration, innovation and organizing dynamics in organizations, and networks in global contexts.  Experience with network analysis, data mining, large-scale data sets, and computational methodologies is highly desirable.

The candidate will be encouraged to participate in a growing set of interdisciplinary collaborations with colleagues in Engineering, Computer Science, Management, and research centers that center on innovation, networks, and computational social scientific approaches to human behavior.  Research programs that intersect with existing strengths of the Lamb School are highly desirable.

The successful candidate will have a record of excellence in scholarly research, demonstrable potential to establish a competitively-funded research program, be expected to teach courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and work collaboratively with graduate students.  A Ph.D. in communication or a closely related field is required by August 2014, but advanced ABDs will be considered.

Purdue University is located two hours from Chicago and one hour from Indianapolis, in the Lafayette/West Lafayette MSA with a population of about 200,000.  The university serves more than 39,000 students, and the Lamb School has approximately 650 undergraduate majors and 100 graduate students.  Visit http://www.cla.purdue.edu/communication/ for the latest news.

To apply, send a cover letter, vita, and 3 letters of reference (at least one of which addresses teaching strengths) to:  Josh Boyd, Search Chair, Brian Lamb School of Communication, Purdue University, 100 N. University, West Lafayette, IN  47907-2098.  Review of applications will begin Oct. 15 and continue until these positions are filled.  A background check is required for employment in these positions.

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