WPI: Teaching Professor or Instructor, Data Science

Full-time non-tenure track position for Fall 2015 to strengthen WPI fast-growing interdisciplinary Data Science program.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute At: Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Location: Worcester, MA
Web: www.wpi.edu/academics/datascience/bsms-program.html

Teaching Professor, Professor of Practice or Instructor, Computer Science

The Data Science program is actively seeking applicants for a full-time non-tenure track position for Fall 2015 to strengthen our fast-growing interdisciplinary Data Science program. Depending on qualifications and experience, the appointment may be as a Teaching Professor, Professor of Practice or Instructor.

All appointments may be for multiple years and subsequently are renewable.

WPI is interested in applicants with teaching and project advising expertise in all areas of Data Science, but is particularly interested in applicants with industrial experience and with a strong interest in guiding students through Graduate Qualifying Data Science project work. These projects are a unique feature of our Data Science graduate program providing all of our students with an authentic sponsored project experience.

Extensive industrial experience would be a plus so to expose students to real-world big data problems and case studies and to be versed in the best practices in industry and other organizations.

The 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 several faculty in Data Science and closely related disciplines last year.

The new faculty would join a strong team of Data Science faculty working on interdisciplinary research and project work related to big data in grand challenge problems. We aim to strengthen our expertise in areas in Data Science already present at WPI, including statistical machine learning, large-scale data management and computing, data mining and machine learning, business intelligence, big data analytics, as well as broaden our collective expertise into new areas including text analytics, web mining, image analysis, and others.

Outstanding candidates in any area related to Data Science will receive full consideration. Candidates should have an advanced degree in Computer Science, Mathematical Sciences, Statistics, or a closely related field, the potential for excellence in teaching, and practical experience in a Data Science related field.

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.

Questions about the hiring process should be sent to datascience@wpi.edu.

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Candidates should include statements on teaching experience, project interest and experiences, vitae, and contact information for at least three references.

Review of applications will begin effective immediately, and continue until the position is filled