Purdue University, Mathematics

Position ID: Purdue-APDS [#16902]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Mathematics in Data Science
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-2067, United States [map]
Subject Area: Mathematics - Data Science
Application Deadline: 2021/02/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2020/11/30, listed until 2021/05/30)
Position Description:    

Purdue University Tenure-Track/Tenured Professors in Mathematics – Data Science

The Departments of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science in the College of Science at Purdue University invite applications for positions in Data Science at the level of assistant/associate professor. The appointments would start in August 2021 or a future date subject to negotiation. Early career candidates with exceptional qualifications may be considered for a term-limited early career endowed professorship.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a PhD in mathematics or a closely related field, with outstanding credentials in research related to data science, an excellent track record of publications and potential for developing a vibrant research program, as well as a strong commitment to excellence in teaching. All candidates in the broad area of data science are relevant and particular interest will be given to outstanding applicants in the areas of ● Topological data analysis, functional data analysis, applied probability, applied analysis, approximation theory for the foundation of data science, machine learning ● Data-driven modeling, simulation, inverse problems, computational methods for big data, optimization, scientific machine learning.

Successful candidates are expected to develop a vibrant research program supported by external funding, teach undergraduate and/or graduate mathematics courses to a diverse student body, and supervise graduate students. Senior faculty are also expected to mentor junior faculty and participate in the governance of the department, the College of Science, and Purdue University by serving on faculty committees. We particularly encourage candidates who can demonstrate the potential for collaboration across multiple disciplines that complements existing areas of strength within Purdue. Joint appointments in different departments are possible.

Data Science at Purdue: Data science positions come at a time of significant investment in the College of Science, comprising the mathematical, computational, physical and life sciences. Purdue is home to world-class faculty spread across multiple colleges, engaged in fundamental and applied research in Data Science. The Purdue College of Science hosts top faculty, graduate and undergraduate students who excel at a national and international level as well as unique research facilities, and a culture of collegiality and excellence. Our vision is to be at the forefront of advancing Data Science-enabled research and education by tightly coupling theory, discovery, and applications while providing students with an integrated, Data Science-fluent campus ecosystem. Over the past five years alone, Purdue has attracted over 100 new tenure-track faculty with expertise in data science fundamentals and applications.

The Departments, the College and the University: The Departments of Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics have over 100 tenured and tenure-track faculty, more than 300 graduate students, and over 500 undergraduate students between them. Over the last 5 years the three departments have hired more than 30 faculty members and made significant investments in key areas of discovery. The College and the Departments have launched initiatives in new emerging areas, such as Data Science and Quantum Information Science, and committed the resources necessary to make the new growth impactful. For more information, see http://www.math.purdue.edu/. Purdue itself is one of the nation’s leading land-grant universities, with an enrollment of over 41,000 students primarily focused on STEM subjects. The Purdue Dual Career Assistance Program provides dual career assistance and relocation services for prospective faculty. For more information, see https://www.purdue.edu/purduemoves/initiatives/stem/index.php.

Application: Applications from data science candidates with strong focus on mathematics should be submitted online through www.mathjobs.org and should include (1) the AMS cover sheet for academic employment, (2) a cover letter, (3) diversity and inclusion statement, (4) a curriculum vitae, (5) a research statement, (6) a teaching statement, and (7) at least three letters of recommendation, one of which discusses the candidate’s teaching qualifications. In addition, for purposes of equity, to be considered for the position, applicants will also need to create a profile including voluntary demographic data at https://career8.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=12172&company=purdueuniv. Reference letter writers should be asked to submit their letters online through www.mathjobs.org. Direct all inquiries to kstroud@math.purdue.edu. All applications received by December 15, 2020 will be given full consideration.

Purdue University is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in a separate Diversity and Inclusion Statement, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion. A background check will be required for employment in this position. Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Further Info:
Department of Mathematics
150 N. University St.
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2067

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