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Instructional Professor (open rank) in Data Science

Department of Statistics, Physical Sciences Division
Position Type: Other Academic Appointee

Chicago Il 

Dec 3, 2020 

Description 

The University of Chicago invites applications from Data Science educators for the position of Instructional Professor (open rank). The selected candidate will be appointed as Assistant Instructional Professor, Associate Instructional Professor, or Instructional Professor, depending on qualifications and educational background. The appointment will be for a term of up to five years, renewable. This is a career-track position with potential progression, competitive salary, and benefits. 

The terms and conditions of employment for this position are covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the University. 

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 fulfill our educational objectives in data science. Position responsibilities include teaching (average teaching load is two courses per quarter in the fall, winter and spring quarters), non-classroom instructional or service duties as needed, and professional development. 

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.

Qualifications

By the time of hire candidates must have completed all requirements for the PhD in statistics, computer science, or some field of mathematics or science where data science concepts play an important role. Prior college teaching experience, either as an instructor of record or as a teaching assistant, is required. Candidates who are qualified to teach undergraduate courses in data science or machine learning are preferred.

Application Instructions

Applications must be submitted online through the University of Chicago’s Academic Jobs website: http://apply.interfolio.com/81608. Review of applications will begin on January 4, 2021 and will continue until all positions are filled.

The following materials are required:

  • cover letter;
  • curriculum vitae including teaching experience and publications;
  • description of teaching philosophy and experience; ability to interact with a diverse group of students is valued. Must include a list of courses that the candidate is qualified to teach;
  • applicants are required to request at least three confidential letters of recommendation via Interfolio.

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at https://provost.uchicago.edu/statements-diversity.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-1032 or email equalopportunity@uchicago.edu with their request.

William H. Kruskal Instructor, Statistics

Department of Statistics, Physical Sciences Division
Position Type: Faculty

Chicago, Il

Oct 23, 2020


Description

The Department of Statistics at the University of Chicago invites applications for the position of William H. Kruskal Instructor. We seek recent or expected Ph.D. graduates doing advanced research with a connection to statistical methodology and applications, machine learning, or data science. Kruskal Instructor responsibilities include teaching up to three courses in statistics or related fields, and engagement in independent research. The position is for two years, with the possibility of renewal.

 The University of Chicago has the highest standards for scholarship and faculty quality, is dedicated to fundamental research, and has an inherently inter-disciplinary structure that is very supportive of newly emerging research opportunities. We particularly seek individuals whose research interests are related to those of faculty in the Department of Statistics https://stat.uchicago.edu/people/#faculty.

Qualifications

Completion of all requirements for the Ph.D. in statistics, mathematics, computer science or a related field by the time of hire.

Application Instructions

Applications must be submitted online through the University of Chicago’s Academic Jobs website: http://apply.interfolio.com/80271  Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2020 and will continue until all positions are filled. 

The following materials are required:

  • cover letter;
  • curriculum vitae including a list of publications;
  • statement describing past and current research accomplishments and outlining future research plans;
  • teaching statement;
  • contact information for three references who can provide confidential letters of evaluation.

Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor, Data Science
The University of Chicago: Physical Sciences Division: Departments of Computer Science and Statistics

The University of Chicago invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, and tenured faculty positions at the ranks of Associate Professor and Professor in the area of Data Science. The University of Chicago is initiating an ambitious plan for research and education in Data Science including new academic programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels and new cross-disciplinary research programs. The initiative is a collaboration among the Department of Computer Science, the Department of Statistics, and other units on campus. The search is open with respect to subfield, but we encourage applications from researchers focused on developing the theory and practice of Data Science as an emerging field. Appointments may be made in either department, jointly between Statistics and Computer Science, or jointly with another department in the University.

Members of the faculty are expected to lead research programs that will produce significant contributions to a field, and teach and mentor at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Data Science initiative focuses on research that advances fundamental theories at the intersection of data science, artificial intelligence, and computing in the context of real world and domain specific problems.

The Departments of Computer Science (cs.uchicago.edu) and Statistics (stat.uchicago.edu) are home to a diverse community of researchers focused on advancing the foundations of statistics and computing, and driving their most advanced applications. The larger data science community at the University of Chicago 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.

Completion of all requirements for a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Statistics, or a related field is required at the time of appointment. Candidates for Associate Professor and Professor positions must have evidence of leadership in their field and successful independent research.

Applications must be submitted online through the University of Chicago’s Academic Jobs website:

Assistant Professor: [https://apply.interfolio.com/79577]
Associate Professor: [https://apply.interfolio.com/79578]
Professor: [https://apply.interfolio.com/79579]

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2020 and will continue until all positions are filled.

The following materials are required:

  • cover letter;
  • curriculum vitae including a list of publications;
  • statement describing past and current research accomplishments and outlining future research plans;
  • description of teaching philosophy and experience;
  • applicants are required to request at least three confidential letters of recommendation via Interfolio.

The following materials are optional:

  • up to three sample publications

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at https://provost.uchicago.edu/statements-diversity.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-1032 or email equalopportunity@uchicago.edu with their request.

Senior Instructional Professor (open rank) in Data Science
Department of Statistics, Physical Sciences Division

Position Type: Other Academic Appointee
Chicago IL
Jul 25, 2020

Description

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. 

Qualifications

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.

Application Instructions

The following materials are required:

  • cover letter;
  • curriculum vitae;
  • statement of teaching philosophy and curricular development experience; ability to interact with a diverse group of students is valued;
  • syllabi of courses you have designed and taught;
  • description of experience in managing personnel, budgets, and academic programs;
  • contact information for three references who can provide confidential letters of evaluation.

The following materials are optional:

  • Evidence of successful management of programs previously (or evidence of potential to do so)

Applications must be submitted online through the University of Chicago’s Academic Jobs website: http://apply.interfolio.com/77500. Review of applications will begin on August 28, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. 


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-1032 or email equalopportunity@uchicago.edu with their request.