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Syracuse iSchool: Asst. Professor, Data Science

Syracuse iSchool is soliciting applications from scholars to join its renowned and interdisciplinary faculty in the area of data science.

Syracuse iSchool At: Syracuse iSchool
Location: Syracuse, NY

Syracuse University
School of Information Studies

Syracuse University's School of Information Studies (The iSchool, see is soliciting applications from scholars to join its renowned and interdisciplinary faculty in the area of data science. This position is at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure track), and we encourage recent PhDs and ABDs with a strong expectation of completing the dissertation by August 2016 to apply. The successful candidate will join our "Faculty of One" in a highly collegial environment that stresses collaboration amongst our school's faculty and with other members of the university community.

We seek colleagues who can deepen and extend our emerging strengths in data science. We see this as a broad area that employs large scale, often heterogeneous, data sets in the areas of: computational social science; data curation; visualization; analytic approaches such as NLP, IR, or machine learning; tools and socio-technical process development for scientific collaboration, data access and data retrieval; and other possible areas emphasizing analysis and representation of large scale data. Competitive applicants will demonstrate how their research interests both connect to and extend current faculty interests. The ability to obtain research grants and other external funding will be considered a competitive advantage in our evaluations, as will evidence of teaching experience and a commitment to teaching excellence. A publishing record of impactful scholarship is expected.

Applicants must submit a cover letter outlining their interests and qualifications; a current curriculum vitae; a statement describing research and teaching interests and accomplishments; and names and contact information of at least three references to:, search for JOB #072041

or Apply Here.

Strong candidates will be contacted for letters of reference and asked to provide research samples and a teaching portfolio or other evidence of teaching experience. Please do not submit these items with the initial application. We strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities to apply. We are interested in candidates who have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of students, colleagues and community members.

We will begin screening applicants mid-October, 2015 and continue accepting applications until the position is filled. Direct questions to Dr. Murali Venkatesh, search chair, [email protected].

Located at the center of picturesque Syracuse University, the iSchool is at the cutting edge of scholarship and instruction. The iSchool has seven degree programs and an enrollment of 30 doctoral students, 650 masters' students and 650 undergraduates, led by over 40 full-time faculty and 100 part-time faculty. Our faculty have recognized strengths in information retrieval, information management, library programs and services, natural language processing, computational social science, online communities and civic participation, new forms of organization and collaboration, information and communications policy, smart energy systems, digital literacy, information and network security, globalization, data science, entrepreneurship, and social media.

The iSchool hosts five research centers and laboratories, including the newly created Center for Library Advocacy and Center for Computational and Data Sciences. The SU-ADVANCE program ( provides extensive mentoring services for women faculty in STEM disciplines.

Syracuse University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

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