Michigan State University, College of Natural Science

Position ID: 2987-CHAIRPERSON [#20147, 783945]
Position Title: CMSE Chairperson
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: East Lansing, Michigan 48824, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: computational science and data science
Application Deadline: 2022/10/31 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/06/15, finished 2023/05/06, listed until 2022/12/15)
Position Description:    

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Michigan State University invites applications and nominations for an educator and scholar with the vision to serve as Chairperson of the Department of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering (CMSE). The CMSE department (https://cmse.msu.edu/ is entering its eighth year as one of the first academic units in the nation to focus on computational science and data science as a discipline. Currently housing over 57 full-time and associated faculty members, the department seeks to educate the data-driven work force of the future and build collaborative interdisciplinary teams with expertise, amongst other, in machine learning, artificial intelligence, statistical learning, algorithm development, data analytics, mathematical theory, and application domains. The application domains span several disciplines in the natural sciences and mathematics, medicine, engineering, the social sciences, and the humanities, with a strong commitment to enhance computational science and data science across disciplines. CMSE faculty have joint appointments in eleven units and are leaders in astrophysics, bioinformatics, geosciences, machine learning, medical imaging, plant science, quantum chromodynamics, soft matter physics, scientific computing, large scale simulations, and topological data analysis. The department faculty members have strong dedications and commitments to research and education at all levels in computational and data science. The CMSE department hosts a thriving undergraduate and Master’s program in data science, and a PhD program that has a popular dual degree program across units.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree Doctorate -Computational Science, Data Science

Minimum Requirements Chair candidates should be committed to the advancement of undergraduate and graduate education, have a distinguished record of research and professional accomplishment, have strong leadership and management abilities, and be dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion among students, staff and faculty. Continuation of an active research program is expected and will be supported. The successful candidate must be eligible for an appointment at the rank of tenured full Professor in the discipline of computational science or data science.

Required Application Materials A completed application must include: 1). A curriculum vitae with full publication, funding records, and list of mentees, 2). A research statement highlighting past research accomplishments and future plans that frame the applicant’s ability to conduct independent research. This statement should include current or planned efforts relevant to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), 3). A teaching statement describing the applicant’s experience in instruction and mentoring of students, including experience teaching and mentoring students from broadly diverse demographic and social backgrounds, 4). Three-page statement of your interest and strengths related to the position, including the candidate's vision for the growth of the research, teaching, mentoring, and diversity components of CMSE, as informed by personal experience. Evidence for supporting inclusiveness should be provided in this statement, 5). A statement on leadership, including leadership roles and accomplishments, and budgetary and administrative experience, and 6). Names and contact information for four individuals who can provide letters of reference on the candidates record of research, mentoring, leadership, and building a diverse and inclusive community. Letters will only be solicited for candidates selected for on-campus interviews. Best efforts will be made to maintain confidentiality prior to this interview.

For more information contact: Christina Chan, Morten Jensen or Michael Murillo

Christina Chan - krischan@msu.edu

Morten Jensen - HJensen@frib.msu.edu

Michael Murillo - murillom@msu.edu

Together-we-will Statement The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: https://msu.edu/together-we-will/ Review of Applications Begins On 08/31/2022

Remote Work Statement MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.

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Department Statement MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities. The department is particularly interested in individuals with a history of promoting diversity in their research, teaching, and service;

MSU Statement Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

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