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  • Postdoc position in SNA The Gatton College of Business and Economics’ Department of Management invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral position in the area of social network analysis and network science, with a ...
    Posted Apr 19, 2019, 10:39 AM by Steve Borgatti
  • Looking for a roommate? Contact Connie Blakemore and let her know. She will act as a clearing house to match people who are looking. As always, you can find contact info on our Contact ...
    Posted May 21, 2015, 12:17 PM by Steve Borgatti
  • Pre-arrival info Announcements  Rather than send mass emails, I will generally communicate with participants via this website, so please check the announcements page, and particularly the pre-arrival post (this page), which ...
    Posted May 22, 2018, 5:30 PM by Steve Borgatti
  • Recommended readings None of our workshops assume any readings, but if you want to get a head start on the material, click on one of the modules and you will find a ...
    Posted May 28, 2018, 1:02 PM by Steve Borgatti
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Postdoc position in SNA

posted Apr 19, 2019, 10:39 AM by Steve Borgatti

The Gatton College of Business and Economics’ Department of Management invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral position in the area of social network analysis and network science, with a focus on scientific collaboration and team science.

This is a position involving research between the University of Kentucky’s (UK) LINKS Center for Social Network Analysis, the UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS), and the University of Florida. The candidate will be an active participant in the LINKS Center, the preeminent center for the study of social networks in organizations, which is housed in the Department of Management. The LINKS Center hosts an annual workshop on network methods and analysis, a biennial small conference that attracts many of the top faculty in social network analysis from around the world, and an active seminar series. More information about the LINKS Center can be found at www.linkscenter.org. The UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) unites clinicians, researchers, and communities through innovative team science to accelerate the translation of basic science discoveries to tangible improvements in health.

The ideal candidate should have expertise in social network analysis, network science, and data science (including familiarity with R, Python and databases), and an interest in the study of science and scientific collaboration. Familiarity with Natural Language Processing will be considered a plus. The candidate should hold a Ph.D. in a related area, although exceptional Ph.D. candidates at the ABD stage might also be considered.

The position will open immediately and cover a one-year term; a renewal is possible pending funding renewal. To apply, interested applicants should apply online at: http://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/225735.

Applications must include the following: a cover letter detailing your expertise and research interests (upload under Specific Request 1), an academic transcript, and a curriculum vitae. You will be asked to provide the names and contact information for at least two references when prompted in the application (upload under Specific Request 2). This information will be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.  Applications will be received until the position is filled.

Over the last 95 years, UK’s Gatton College of Business and Economics has been preparing principled leaders for the global economy, producing high quality, influential research, and supporting economic growth in Kentucky and beyond. Accredited by the AACSB, Gatton proudly offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional business and economics degrees and certificates. We are housed in a recently renovated 220,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility where the college accommodates the fastest growing enrollment on UK’s campus, expected to reach over 4,000 Students by fall of 2019. Through teaching, research, and outreach, the Gatton College has a direct, tangible influence on the lives of Kentucky’s citizens and people around the world. We are looking for professionals who embody the College’s tagline of “Blue Means Business”. Please consider joining our team.

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Looking for a roommate?

posted May 21, 2015, 12:13 PM by Steve Borgatti   [ updated May 21, 2015, 12:17 PM ]

Contact Connie Blakemore and let her know. She will act as a clearing house to match people who are looking. As always, you can find contact info on our Contact page.

Pre-arrival info

posted May 18, 2014, 3:56 PM by Steve Borgatti   [ updated May 22, 2018, 5:30 PM ]

Announcements  
  • Rather than send mass emails, I will generally communicate with participants via this website, so please check the announcements page, and particularly the pre-arrival post (this page), which will be updated as needed over time
Communicating with other participants
  • If you would like to exchange email with other participants, one way to do it is to join the Google group. To join, click the Google Group tab above
  • Another way to communicate is via Twitter. The official hashtag for the workshop is #Links18. 
Hardware and software
  • Remember to bring a laptop! 
  • Make sure it is capable of wifi! (so you can download datasets generated during the workshop)
  • We strongly recommend downloading and installing the software used in your workshop now to make sure it runs on your laptop.  Most of the modules use UCINET, and it is helpful if everyone has a recent version. Current version is 6.649.You can download UCINET here: https://sites.google.com/site/ucinetsoftware/downloads
    • Please install the 32-bit version, not the 64-bit version
    • After installation run this installation exercise to make sure is working ok
    • Mac and Linux users: Please note UCINET is Windows software only. See this FAQ for more information.
  • The Stochastic Models track uses different software. Click here for more information
Reading
  • If you click on the link for any module, you'll see a list of any readings the instructor has recommended. Some of these are books, so you might want to order now 
Dress and weather
  • Dress at the workshop is extremely casual
  • It's normally hot and humid outside, but the session rooms can be on the chilly side for some, so packing a light jacket might come in handy
Airport
  • Best way to get from LEX airport to your accommodation is a cab. Takes about 15 minutes. 
On-campus Summer Conference housing
  • For those of you that have signed up for UK Summer Conference Housing, here is their contact information:  uksch@uky.edu or (859) 963-3041. 
  • Once on campus, the front desk number for Jewell Hall is (859) 629-3777 if you have any questions.  You will call this number when you arrive to be let in the front doors of Jewell Hall, University of Kentucky, 344 South Martin Luther King Boulevard, Lexington, KY  40526.  
  • You will be able to check-in and get your suite key when you arrive.  For security protection, the doors will be locked but someone will be at the front to let you in.  Suggestion:  You might want to check ahead of time with UK Summer Conference Housing to get more information on the best place to park and unload, and ask any other questions you have about staying on campus.
  • For more details regarding Jewell Hall, please check the Accommodations web page.
  • Parking for Jewell Hall guests please contact UK Parking Special Events, Brandy Reynolds, at bareyn2@email.uky.edu or 859-257-9680 to obtain parking information and maps.  Be sure to contact Parking at least a week before the Workshop.  Parking Offices will be closed on the weekends.
Sunday night outing
  • For those around on Sunday evening (5:00-7:30pm), there will be a pre-workshop social event at Buffalo Wild Wings, located at 1080 S Broadway. Workshop TAs will be in attendance wearing blue polo shirts with the LINKS insignia.
In case of trouble
  • Visit our contact page for information on who to call.

Recommended readings

posted May 7, 2014, 12:58 PM by Steve Borgatti   [ updated May 28, 2018, 1:02 PM ]

None of our workshops assume any readings, but if you want to get a head start on the material, click on one of the modules and you will find a list of recommended readings. 

Three of the workshops recommend this book, available on Amazon or Sage:
In addition, you may be interested in this recent volume:
  • Brass, D.J., Labianca, G., Mehra, A., Halgin, D.S., and Borgatti, S.P., (Eds.) Research in the Sociology of Organizations. Volume 40. Emerald Publishing: Bradford, UK.

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