CMU: Teaching Faculty, Machine Learning
CMU has the world’s only academic Machine Learning Department, and is seeking a Teaching Faculty member to lead efforts in modernizing the teaching of machine learning inside the university and to remote locations.
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Position: Teaching Faculty
The Machine Learning Department at Carnegie Mellon University has an opening for a Teaching Faculty member to lead our efforts in modernizing the teaching of machine learning inside the university and to remote locations. As the world’s only academic Machine Learning Department, we occupy a unique position in defining the standard curriculum for the field – one that is used as a template by many other universities. With the increasing importance of machine learning over recent years, our course enrollments have more than doubled, and requests for us to service students beyond our local campus have grown significantly.
The individual filling this position will be responsible for leading the modernization of our teaching of machine learning, including developing new online and technology- assisted materials to improve educational outcomes and to extend our reach. They will work closely with the department head and other faculty to develop a strategic plan for taking advantage of new online and technology-assisted educational options over the coming decade. They will also be responsible for teaching classes and overseeing aspects of the educational program, e.g., admissions to our Ph.D. and Masters programs and advising undergraduate students minoring in Machine Learning. Candidates should have a Ph.D. with deep expertise in machine learning, and a background of demonstrated excellence and dedication to teaching. Candidates must be prepared to teach large lecture courses at the advanced undergraduate and graduate level, and also be prepared to work with the existing faculty of the department to establish, improve, and standardize the curriculum.
We particularly encourage applications from candidates who have a demonstrated track record in mentoring and nurturing female and under-represented minority students.
For more on teaching faculty appointments at Carnegie Mellon, please see www.cs.cmu.edu/~scsdean/FacultyPage/SCS-TeachingTrackPolicy.htm
Application Instructions: Apply online.
In your cover letter, indicate clearly that you are applying for a position in the Machine Learning Department.
Deadline for Applications is January 3, 2017.