Postdoctoral Fellow in Network Science

Art Women & Gender Studies

Competition No.  -    A111444771
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

Starting May 1, 2021 or later and ending on December 31, 2023, this position offers a comprehensive benefits package which can be viewed at Postdoctoral Fellows Benefits Overview.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

The Postdoctoral Fellow will be based in the Women’s and Gender Studies and the Digital Humanities programs and will work closely with Prof. Deb Verhoeven on research concerned with dynamics and control of complex networks and associated research projects.

This position will be part of an international research project, funded by the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council investigating gendered inequality in the global screen industries: “GEP Analysis: Assessing, understanding, and modelling the impact of gender equity policies (GEP) in the film industry ”.

We are looking for a Postdoctoral Fellow, who has extensive hands-on experience in network science, social network analysis, simulation, mathematical modelling, and machine learning. This Network Scientist/Analyst position is responsible for conducting network analysis on large data sets.


  • A PhD in an appropriate area of computer science
  • Successful record of research achievement
  • Data analysis experience including pertaining to qualitative and quantitative research design
  • Demonstrated knowledge in areas directly relevant to Network Science
  • Hands on experience on network science areas, such as dynamics modelling, link prediction, control in complex networks
  • Hands on experience on programming e.g. Python, Matlab, Pytorch, Numpy, scipy
  • Demonstrated capacity to work independently and as part of a team
  • Potential to publish in journals of international repute
  • Ability to undertake empirical research
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and writing skills
  • Time and project management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to forge links with the Network Science profession and other key stakeholders
  • Understanding of the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action and ability to incorporate these into academic life

    Please send applications through email (PDF files) to:

    Dr. Deb Verhoeven, Professor
    Digital Humanities, Women & Gender Studies
    Faculty of Arts - University of Alberta

    The position is now open and applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled. To apply, the candidates may email the application package to Dr. Deb Verhoeven. The email subject should contain the job ID A111444771. The application package should be a PDF file with the file name in the format of A111444771_lastname_firstname.pdf and contain the following:

    1. A cover letter
    2. A detailed academic CV including a minimum of three references (including PhD supervisor)
    3. Copies of 2 relevant journal publications related to the research area (most relevant and impact)

    Contact Person
    Deb Verhoeven
    Canada 150 research Chair in Gender and Cultural Informatics

    How to Apply


    All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered. The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.