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WPI: Professor (Open Rank) – Data Science


The Data Science program invites applications for a tenure track (open rank) Professor position with a research focus in Data Science to begin in the Fall of 2017 to strengthen this important interdisciplinary area.



WPIAt: Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
Location: Worcester, MA
Web: www.wpi.edu
Position: Professor (Open Rank) - Data Science

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Applications should be submitted per instructions at
apptrkr.com/880713.

The Data Science program invites applications for a tenure track (open rank) Professor position with a research focus in Data Science to begin in the Fall of 2017 to strengthen this important interdisciplinary area.

The new faculty will join the strong team of existing data science faculty working on interdisciplinary research related to big data on real-world grand challenge problems with societal impact.

Areas of strength in Data Science at WPI include statistical machine learning, large-scale data management and computing, data mining, compressed sensing, big data analytics, and numerous data science applications from digital healthcare, cyber security, smart cities to bioinformatics.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

WPI is interested in applicants with research and teaching expertise in all areas of Data Science, but in particular in applicants with strong background complementary to the existing expertise; including in statistical learning, predictive modeling, large-scale data management, machine learning theory, distributed computing, text mining, compressed sensing, big data analytics, signal processing, and Data Science applications. Beyond these specific areas, outstanding candidates in any area of Data Science will receive full consideration.

The successful candidate will hold an academic appointment in either the Mathematical Sciences or the Computer Science Department.

Position Requirements

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Mathematical Sciences, Statistics, or a closely related field, and the potential for excellence in teaching and research.

Candidates should include detailed research and teaching statements, vitae, and contact information for at least three references.

The deadline for applications is December 16, 2016 with applications continuing to be considered after that date until the positions are filled.

Criminal Background Check Statement:

A pre-employment criminal records check is required.

EOE/AA


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