Posted in Other 10 days ago.
Location: Chicago, Illinois
The University of Chicago invites applications for a Senior Instructional Professor position in the area of Data Science. The selected candidate will be appointed as Assistant Senior Instructional Professor, Associate Senior Instructional Professor, or Senior Instructional Professor, with rank determined by qualifications and years of experience in a similar role. The appointment will be for a term of up to five years, renewable. This is a career-track position with competitive salary and benefits.
The University of Chicago is initiating an ambitious plan for research and education in Data Science including new academic programs at the undergraduate level. The initiative is a collaboration among the Department of Computer Science, the Department of Statistics, and other units on campus. We particularly seek individuals who can help us fulfil our educational objectives in data science and who can direct our minor and major undergraduate programs. The person hired will teach in the Data Science program. In addition, in consultation with faculty leadership, the person hired will be responsible for leading the design, development, implementation, and academic administration of the undergraduate curriculum in Data Science; supervising other teaching personnel; and providing academic and career advice to students.
Appointments will be made in either department, jointly between Statistics and Computer Science, or jointly with another department in the University.
The Departments of Computer Science (cs.uchicago.edu) and Statistics (stat.uchicago.edu) at University of Chicago are home to a diverse community of educators and researchers focused on advancing the foundations of statistics and computing, and driving their most advanced applications. The larger data science community includes the Center for Data and Applied Computing, the Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago (TTIC), the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation and Argonne National Laboratory.
A Ph.D. in Statistics, Computer Science, or a related field; two years' experience teaching in a selective college or university as an instructor of record; and experience in management of academic programs, personnel, and budgets are required.
Preference will be given to candidates whose training and experience make them exceptionally qualified to teach undergraduate courses and develop curriculum in one or more of the following areas: data science, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and applied statistics.
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