U. Tianjin: Faculty, Computer Science/Data Science

Seeking a professor whose assignment will involve both general bachelor level courses as well as specialized research oriented master level courses. The successful candidate will be expected to mentor students and have proven teaching experience.

U. Tianjin
Company: U. Tianjin
Location: China
Web: www.tju.edu.cn/english/
Position: Faculty, Computer Science/Data Science

Email to soulie@tju.edu.cn.

Title of Position Being Posted: Associate Professor, Assistant Professor or Professor - Computer Science (1 position) depending upon qualifications

School: School of Computer Software
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Position Status: Job Opening, Full-time, Benefited
Anticipated Hiring Range: Salary commensurate with experience

Job description


The teaching assignment will involve both general bachelor level courses as well as specialized research oriented master level courses. The successful candidate will be expected to mentor undergraduate or graduate students. The candidate has proven teaching experience. The exact list of courses will be discussed with the candidate and will depend on his/her background and expertise.


The candidate will join the Data Science Lab and will contribute to the collaborative research at the Lab (Machine Learning, Social Networks, and Recommender Systems). He/she will be expected to contribute to attracting significant research funding, and more broadly to the academic life of the School.

Desired skills and experience

Academic qualifications

For qualifying for the position, applicants must have a PhD degree in computer science or a closely related discipline from a major university, by the time of appointment. The successful applicant must have substantial research and teaching experience, he/she will have made significant contributions to data science, including machine learning, cloud and distributed computing. He/she will have participated in significant grant writing and projects with industry. Qualified senior candidates, with a substantive track record in Data Science may apply to a Professor position.

Academic merits and expertise

The candidate fits within the research scope of the Data Science team on Machine Learning, Social Networks, Recommender Systems and Big Data, and their applications. The candidate has outstanding academic credentials and an excellent publication record that demonstrate the required expertise. In a first phase he/she shall support the current successful research but in a second phase the candidate should develop and support his/her own research topics. Synergy with other researchers and research groups within and outside the School of Computer Software is important.


The candidate should be a Chinese speaker with fluent English (both speaking and writing).

Application deadline

Job is open until filled.

About the employer

The University of Tianjin, School of Computer Software invites applications for one faculty position to start in September 2016.

The University of Tianjin was the first modern higher education institution in China, established in 1895. It is in the 1st group of institutions of higher learning in the Chinese government 211 Project and 985 Project. In 2000 the Ministry of Education and Tianjin Municipality signed an agreement to build Tianjin University into a world famous university in the 21st Century. In the summer of 2015, Tianjin University inaugurated a new campus to allow further expansion of the University.

The School of Computer Software of Tianjin University is one of the 35 national pilot schools of software granted by the Ministry of Education and State Development Planning Commission. It started enrolling students in September 2002 and now has more than 700 undergraduate and 200 master students. More information about the School can be found at http://scs.tju.edu.cn/English/xygk/xyjj/.

In May 2015, the School of Computer Software started the Data Science Lab, under the direction of Professor Françoise Soulié Fogelman, 1000 Expert. A new Master in Big Data was created in September 2015 and conditions for creating a Data Science Institute are presently investigated. The Lab is equipped with a large 2TB RAM server, and 24 nodes cluster.

We will be looking to fill various positions in the next few years to accompany the expected growth of this field.

Required Applicant Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Sample- Research Publications
  • Research Interest and Research Statement
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Teaching Evaluations
  • Three letters of reference

To apply, email your resume and cover letter to Françoise Soulié Fogelman soulie@tju.edu.cn with the subject: “Faculty Position – Data Science”. Please provide these documents in English, and possibly in Chinese. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.

Questions about content?

Contact Prof. Françoise Soulié Fogelman at soulie@tju.edu.cn