Mathematical Sciences, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Position ID: WPI-TTF [#9261]
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: (posted 2016/09/21, listed until 2017/03/21)
Position Description:    

*** the list date or deadline for this position has passed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Looking for faculty colleagues who engage deeply in both teaching and impactful research within a curriculum that embraces student projects and independent learning? Consider joining the faculty at WPI.

The Data Science program anticipates hiring full-time tenure-track faculty starting Fall 2017 to strengthen this important interdisciplinary area. Outstanding candidates in any area related to Data Science will receive full consideration. Candidates should have a PhD in Mathematical Sciences, Statistics, Computer Science, or a closely related field, and the potential for excellence in teaching and research.

The new faculty would join the strong team of existing Data Science faculty working on interdisciplinary research related to the analysis of big data on real-world grand challenge problems with societal impact. Areas of strength in Data Science at WPI include statistical machine learning, compressed sensing, big data analytics, large-scale data management and computing, data mining and numerous Data Science applications from digital health, cyber security, smart cities to bioinformatics.

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, text mining, compressed sensing, machine learning theory, distributed computing, large-scale data management, big data analytics, signal processing, and Data Science applications. In addition to these specific areas, outstanding candidates in any area of Data Science will receive full consideration.

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 six faculty in Data Science and closely related disciplines. The signature Data Science program offers on-campus degree programs at all levels, including an undergraduate minor in Data Science, an MS degree in Data Science, and the first interdisciplinary PhD degree in Data Science in the nation.

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 70 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. Located in the heart of New England, WPI is surrounded by cultural and recreational opportunities. 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.

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. Applications should be submitted via mathjobs.

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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