SUNY at Albany, Mathematics and Statistics

Position ID: UAlbany-APDS [#21784]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Data Science
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Albany, New York 12222, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Data Science, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence
Application Deadline: 2023/01/11 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/12/09, finished 2023/04/12)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University at Albany (State University of New York) seeks an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in mathematics related to data science and AI, to start in Fall 2023. The new hire will be a member of the UAlbany AI Institute. The successful candidate will provide evidence of expertise in AI and address how AI is integral to their research program.

The University at Albany is currently conducting a large cluster hire of 26 faculty positions in the broad area of artificial intelligence. These positions span the campus to include eight Schools and Colleges in 20 departments. See

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics has great strength in all major areas of mathematics. It is also unique in that it has an established MS program in data science with enrollment of 90 students and is granting doctoral degrees in the area of data science. The faculty are supported by multiple grants from federal agencies such as NSF and NASA.

Located in Albany, New York State’s capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City and the Adirondacks. Moreover, a recent US News and World Report ranked Albany the best place to live in NY and the 21st best place to live in the US.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • A Ph.D. degree in mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, or a related field, from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization by May 2023.
  • Applicants with degrees outside of mathematics, applied mathematics, or statistics (e.g., operations research, electrical engineering, computer science or physics) are also encouraged to apply but must demonstrate a strong record in doing research in mathematics related to data science and AI.
  • Applicants must address in their application their ability to work with a culturally diverse population.
  • Applicants must demonstrate evidence of artificial intelligence in their existing research program.
  • A demonstrated potential for research in mathematics related to data science and AI.
  • Applicants must address their plan and ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses.
  • Applicants must have a demonstrated strong potential for seeking external funding for their research.
  • Applicants must demonstrate a potential for interdisciplinary research and contribute to the University’s AI initiative (see
Preferred Qualifications:
  • A record of research in mathematics related to data science and AI.
  • Experience teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses.
  • Demonstrated experience in applying for and obtaining external funding.
  • 1-2+ years of postdoctoral experience.
  • Demonstrated potential for collaboration with the existing machine learning and topological data analysis groups and to complement their expertise.
Applicants MUST submit the following documents:
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Cover letter
  • Research Statement
  • Teaching Statement
  • Contact information for three references.

Candidates should apply using the University employment portal: A review of applications will start on January 12, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.

The University at Albany is an EO/AA/IRCA/ADA (Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ Immigration Reform and Control Act/ Americans with Disabilities Act) Employer.

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Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University at Albany, State University of New York
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222, USA
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