Complex Systems tenure-track position at IUB

Katy Borner katy at INDIANA.EDU
Mon Oct 13 09:54:25 EDT 2008

Dear all,
Please feel free to contact Filippo Menczer, Luis Rocha, Alessandro Flammini (all three cc'd), or me if you have any questions regarding the position below.
Best regards,

The School of Informatics at Indiana University in Bloomington seeks a tenure-track appointment at any level in the area of Complex Systems. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in any relevant field such as Computational, Systems, Cognitive, Physical, Mathematical, Economic, and Information Sciences; research interests in Complex Systems; and a well-established record or demonstrable potential for excellence in research and teaching.

The School of Informatics at Indiana University is the first of its kind and among the largest in the country, with a faculty of more than 80 full time members, 150 doctoral students, 200 masters students, and a large number of undergraduates majoring in either Informatics or Computer Science. ComputerWorld ranked Informatics as a "top-ten program to watch" thanks to its excellence and leadership in academic programs, interdisciplinary research, placement, and outreach.

The Complex Systems group ( currently has 10 faculty members with strong ties to several other units at Indiana University that pursue research in the field of Complex Systems, including Cognitive Science, Psychology, Physics, the Biocomplexity Institute, and the School of Library and Information Science.

The research sub-areas in the group include complex networks, artificial life and robotics, computational intelligence, bio-inspired computing, computational biology and epidemiology, large scale data modeling and simulation, and Web applications. We are particularly interested in strengthening our emphasis on modeling the dynamics of complex information networks, social networks and media, and their broad societal implications. We also encourage applicants whose interests link to other areas of strength of the School of Informatics including Computer Science, HCI, Social Informatics, Security, Life Science, and Music.

Successful applicants are expected to conduct an independent research program, establish scientific collaborations with present members of the group, participate in joint grant efforts, teach relevant graduate and undergraduate courses, and mentor graduate students.

We have excellent work conditions including low teaching loads, attractive salaries, and world-class computing, networking, and library facilities. Located on the wooded, rolling hills of southern Indiana, Bloomington is a culturally thriving college town with moderate cost of living. It is renowned for its top-ranked music school, performing and fine arts, historic campus, food tourism, cycling traditions, active lifestyle, and natural beauty.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching, and the names of three references (six for associate and full professors) using the online application form. Supporting materials can also be sent to:

Chair, Faculty Search Committee
School of Informatics
919 E. 10th Street
Bloomington, IN 47408
E-mail: hiring at

Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Indiana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged.

Katy Borner, Victor H. Yngve Associate Professor of Information Science
Director of the Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center
School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University

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