Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Mathematical Sciences

Position ID: WPI-TTDS [#18350]
Position Title: Open Rank Professor of Data Science
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Worcester, Massachusetts 01609-2280, United States [map]
Subject Area: Data Science
Application Deadline: finished (2021/09/27, finished 2022/03/21, listed until 2022/03/27)
Position Description:    

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Looking for faculty colleagues who engage deeply in both research and teaching within a curriculum that embraces student projects and independent learning? Consider joining the faculty at WPI. 
 The Data Science program, an interdisciplinary program that includes faculty in Computer Science, Mathematical Sciences, and the Business School, anticipates hiring a tenure-track faculty member in Data Science starting Fall 2022 to strengthen this strategic interdisciplinary area. Outstanding candidates in any area and any rank related to Data Science will receive full consideration. Candidates should have a PhD in Data Science, Computer Science, Mathematical Sciences, Information Systems, Electrical Engineering, or a closely related field, and the potential for excellence in teaching and research.
 The new faculty will join the strong team of 18 Data Science faculty working on interdisciplinary research related to big data on real-world grand challenge problems with societal impact. Areas of interest in Data Science at WPI include machine/deep learning, large-scale data management, statistical learning, business analytics, big data analytics, optimization, natural language processing, signal processing, visualization, and artificial intelligence, with applications spanning broadly social computing, digital health, chemical engineering, fraud detection, social media, cyber-physical systems, material sciences, industrial engineering, cyber-security to urban computing. 
 The Data Science program has undergone major growth since its inception in 2014 supported by the hiring of ten full-time faculty in Data Science including in statistical learning, deep learning, big data, NLP, signal processing, and AI and closely related disciplines. The signature Data Science program offers on-campus degree programs at all levels, including BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Data Science. Construction is underway on a new state-of-the-art building, which will be the home of Data Science and other interdisciplinary programs. Occupancy in the new building is expected Spring 2022. WPI's reputation as a rigorous and innovative university rests on the shoulders of its faculty. A highly selective, private technological university and one of the nation's first, WPI believes that when great minds work together, great advances follow. At WPI the boundaries to multidisciplinary collaboration are low---faculty members, students, and other partners work together on the real-world projects and purposeful research that are hallmarks of the WPI experience. WPI is the proud recipient of the 2020 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award: https://wp.wpi.edu/journal/articles/honor-for-diversity-equity-and-inclusion/?_ga=2.26158845.1328458483.1631012401-1600936871.1629823060, highlighting our commitment to diversity. We are also proud of a recent No. 1 ranking for "faculty who best combine research and teaching." (Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Ed, 2016). Located one hour west of Boston, the university's campus is in Worcester, Massachusetts, a thriving 21st century college city recognized as a growing hub of scientific and technological innovation. The UMass Medical Center, a large number of technology companies and many colleges and universities are located in the immediate area making it ideal for two-career families. 
 Questions about the hiring process should be sent to gr-ds-recruiting@wpi.edu. Candidates should include detailed research and teaching statements, vitae and contact information for at least three references. 
 Applications should be submitted here: 
 https://wpi.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/WPI_External_Career_Site/job/Worcester/Open-Rank-Professor-of-Data-Science_R0001564 The deadline for applications is December 15, 2021. 
Applications will be considered after that date until the position is filled.

WPI is a vibrant, active, and diverse community of extraordinary students, world-renowned faculty, and state of the art research facilities. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.  At WPI, we have competitive and comprehensive benefits, including health insurance, long-term care, retirement, tuition assistance, flexible spending accounts, work-life balance and much more.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to 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.

Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

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