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Job Title: Software Engineer
Job ID: 28498
Project Name: Social Sciences/Sociology
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the College of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology, Coherence-Based Modeling of Cultural Change and Political Violence Project, located in Honolulu, Hawaii. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, and availability of funds.


DUTIES: Writes specialized crawling software to locate, identify, analyze, and characterize virtual communities on the web starting from expert-identified seed sites and proceeding via social science theory-informed algorithms. Collaborates with Social Science personnel to incorporate social network, cultural, and rational choice models into crawling algorithms; to identify appropriate user inputs and outputs; and to design link and content analysis methods.

PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION: PhD. from an accredited college or university in Computer Science or a related field. EXPERIENCE: At least one (1) year of experience in working on projects involving web mining and/or design of web crawlers. ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS: Working knowledge in Java programming language. Ability to design and program software for web crawling. Ability to write scientific articles.

SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS: Familiarity with social science theories and methods, particularly in social network theory, game theory, expected utility theory, and/or content analysis. Experience working in collaborative teams with social scientists.

INQUIRIES: Sun-Ki Chai 956-7234 (Oahu).

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: The preferred method of applying for a job is through our on-line application process. Please go to, click on "Employment" and navigate to "Job Announcements/Apply for a Job." However, if you do not have access to the Internet, you may apply by submitting resume; cover letter including Recruitment ID#, referral source, narrative of your qualifications for position and salary history; names, phone numbers and addresses of three supervisory references and copy of degree(s)/transcripts/certificate(s) to qualify for position by fax (808) 956-5022 or mail to Director of Human Resources, Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii, 2530 Dole Street, Sakamaki Hall D-100, Honolulu, HI 96822 before the closing date. EEO/AA Employer.

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