University of Illinois at Chicago, Mathematics, Statistics, & Computer Science

Position ID: UIC-IDEAL [#21376]
Position Title: Research Assistant Professor in the Foundations of Data Science
Position Type: Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Chicago, Illinois 60607, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science
Application Deadline: 2023/01/27 4:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/11/01, listed until 2023/03/08)
Position Description:    

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University of Illinois at Chicago

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science

Applications are invited for the following position, effective August 16, 2023. Final authorization of the position is subject to the availability of funding.

Research Assistant Professor in the Foundations of Data Science. This is a non-tenure track position, normally renewable annually to a maximum of two years. This position has been established as part of interdisciplinary activities under a collaborative grant to Chicago-area institutions, which form The Institute for Data, Econometrics, Algorithms, and Learning (IDEAL):

UIC faculty members involved with the institute span 3 departments:

- Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science,

- Computer Science,

- Electrical and Computer Engineering,

While the position will be hosted in the Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science, the incumbent may be mentored by faculty in any of the three departments and co-mentored by faculty at other IDEAL-affiliated universities.

This position carries a teaching responsibility of up to one course per year and the expectation that the incumbent interacts with researchers across the three departments and across IDEAL-affiliated departments and universities in the Chicago area. Applicants must show evidence of outstanding research in the foundations of data science within mathematics, theoretical computer science, probability, statistics, information theory, electrical engineering, or a related field. Applicants should expect to have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree by the start date.

Applicants should provide a vita, research statement, and at least three (3) letters of recommendation. Applications should be submitted through No applications will be accepted by surface mail or e-mail. To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by December 31, 2022, but applications will be accepted through January 27, 2023.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is a Minority Serving Institution, an HSI, and an AANAPISI. UIC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, Veteran or disability status.

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Further Info:
M/C 249
CHICAGO, IL 60607-7045