Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Mathematical Sciences

Position ID: WPI-TTFAC1 [#13353]
Position Title: Tenure Track Faculty
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Worcester, Massachusetts 01609-2280, United States [map]
Subject Area: Data Science
Application Deadline: finished (2018/12/11, finished 2019/08/08, listed until 2019/06/11)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Data Science program invites applications for a tenure track position with a research focus in Data Science to begin in Fall 2019 to strengthen this strategic 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.

The highly interdisciplinary Data Science program at WPI, a collaboration between Computer Science, Mathematical Sciences and the Robert A. Foisie School of Business, has undergone major growth since its inception in 2014 supported by a cluster hire of seven full-time faculty in Data Science and closely related disciplines. The signature Data Science program offers on-campus degree programs at all levels, including undergraduate minor in Data Science, MS degree in Data Science, and the first interdisciplinary PhD degree in Data Science in the nation.

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. Areas of strength in Data Science at WPI include statistical learning, machine learning, deep learning, large-scale data management, compressed sensing, big data analytics, signal processing, visualization, artificial intelligence, and Data Science applications from digital health, cyber security, social media, material sciences, neuro-sciences, connected communities, urban computing, to bioinformatics. Outstanding candidates in any area of Data Science will receive full consideration.

Founded in 1865, WPI is one of the nation’s first technological Universities known for its innovative project-based education. WPI’s reputation as an 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 real-world projects and purposeful research. We are most proud of a recent No. 1 ranking for “faculty who best combine research and teaching.” (Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Ed, 2016). The successful candidate will hold an academic appointment in either the Mathematical Sciences or the Computer Science Department. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Mathematical Sciences, Statistics, Electrical Engineering 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, 2018. Applications will be considered after that date until the position is filled.Questions about the hiring process should be sent to ds-recruiting@wpi.edu.

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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100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609-2280

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