Professor (Open Rank) – Data Science – Worcester Polytechnic Institute – Worcester, MA

Job ID: 5979
Job date: 2016-09-20

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Job Description:
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Department: COMPUTER SCIENCE

Basic Function:
The Data Science program invites applications for a tenure track (open rank) Professor position with a research focus in Data Science to begin in the Fall of 2017 to strengthen this important interdisciplinary area.

The new faculty will join the strong team of existing data science faculty working on interdisciplinary research related to big data on real-world grand challenge problems with societal impact.

Areas of strength in Data Science at WPI include statistical machine learning, large-scale data management and computing, data mining, compressed sensing, big data analytics, and numerous data science applications from digital healthcare, cyber security, smart cities to bioinformatics.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

WPI is interested in applicants with research and teaching expertise in all areas of Data Science, but in particular in applicants with strong background complementary to the existing expertise; including in statistical learning, predictive modeling, large-scale data management, machine learning theory, distributed computing, text mining, compressed sensing, big data analytics, signal processing, and Data Science applications. Beyond these specific areas, outstanding candidates in any area of Data Science will receive full consideration.

The successful candidate will hold an academic appointment in either the Mathematical Sciences or the Computer Science Department.

Position Requirements
Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Mathematical Sciences, Statistics, or a closely related field, and the potential for excellence in teaching and research.

Candidates should include detailed research and teaching statements, vitae, and contact information for at least three references.

The deadline for applications is December 16, 2016 with applications continuing to be considered after that date until the positions are filled.

Criminal Background Check Statement:
A pre-employment criminal records check is required.

Applications should be submitted per instructions at:
https://careers.wpi.edu/postings/3868

Founded in 1865, WPI is one of the nation's first technological universities. A highly selective private university located within an hour of Boston, WPI is consistently ranked among the top 60 research institutions by US News & World Report. The university is home to an innovative and intensive project-based curriculum that empowers students with the knowledge and skills to address real world problems around the globe, an approach repeatedly cited for excellence by The Fiske Guide to Colleges and The Princeton Review.

EEO Information:
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status or disability. We are looking for individuals who value creativity, diversity, inclusion, and collaboration.

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