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Faculty Position in Data Science

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The Department of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering (CMSE), a newly created department at Michigan State University, invites applications from outstanding candidates for a tenure-stream open-rank faculty position in the broad area of Data Science. The anticipated start date is August 16, 2017.

In service to the Global Impact Initiative, the Department of CMSE will be hiring eight faculty in computational and data science over the next two years, with the goal of growing the department to roughly 30 faculty.

A significant area of research focus within CMSE will be on the synergy between algorithms for computational modeling and data science in physical, biological, and engineering applications. The majority of positions within CMSE will be jointly held with other departments on campus, with tenure home in CMSE. Furthermore, the new department has a mandate to develop an innovative curriculum at both the graduate and undergraduate levels that expands upon the role of algorithm development, massively parallel and heterogeneous computing, and the use of computational tools in problem solving.

Exceptional candidates from all areas of data science will be considered. Particular attention will be given to algorithm development in approximate Bayesian computations, statistical learning and inference, applied harmonic analysis, data sketching/compression and data recovery, distributed and parallel algorithms in data science, as applied to materials science, earth-system science, computational biology, and data driven engineering design.

Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in either Math, Statistics, Computer Science or related fields. Faculty in CMSE are expected to develop a world-leading research program, mentor graduate students and participate in the development and implementation of the new computational and data science curriculum.

Apply to this job via MSU’s online job application website:  https://jobs.msu.edu.   Apply to position #4090.  Applications should include a cover letter, CV, statement of research plans, and a one-page teaching statement, all in a single PDF file. In addition, three letters of recommendation should be submitted electronically through this application system. Applications received by November 14, 2016 will receive full consideration, but the search will continue until the positions are filled. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Prof. B. Shanker, Chair of the Search Committee (bshanker@msu.edu).
 

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. A member of the Association of American Universities, MSU is a research-intensive institution with 17 degree-granting colleges.MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities. Job applicants are considered for employment opportunities and employees are treated without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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