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Faculty Position in Inverse Problems and Imaging

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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-system open-rank faculty position in the broad area of Inverse Problems and Imaging. 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.

Exceptional candidates from all areas of inverse problem and imaging will be considered with particular attention to algorithm and theory developments for applications in medical imaging, geoscience, remote sensing, and other related inversion and imaging problems.

Research within CMSE will focus on the synergy between algorithms for computational modeling and data science in applications by the creation of joint positions in physical, biological, and engineering departments with tenure home in CMSE. The department is developing an innovative graduate and undergraduate curriculum in algorithm development, massively parallel and heterogeneous computing, and the use of computational tools in problem solving.

Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in either Mathematics, Geoscience, Biomedical Engineering or other computational 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.

Online application is required via MSU’s online job application website:  https://jobs.msu.edu.  Apply to Position #4100.  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 Professor Jianliang Qian (jqian@msu.edu), Chair of the Search Committee.


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