Faculty Position in Data Science

New York University Shanghai

NYU Shanghai is currently inviting applications for a tenured or tenure-track position (rank open) for outstanding candidates with demonstrated abilities in both research and teaching in applied Data Science. Candidates should have a substantive background and active research interests in the social sciences (other than economics), and be domain scientists in that sense. Candidates should also have interest and experience in Data Science methodology, broadly defined, and be using that knowledge to further their research agenda. Examples of techniques and areas with which candidates will be familiar might include supervised and unsupervised learning, pattern recognition, data mining, statistical modeling, natural language processing, high performance computing, and using ‘text as data’. A PhD either in one of the social sciences or in a field related to Data Science (such as Computer Science or Statistics) is required, and an ideal candidate would have advanced degrees in both subjects.

When discussing their teaching experience, candidates should identify courses they could teach both within and outside their specialty. We expect a high degree of English fluency and clarity of articulation, as for many students who attend NYU Shanghai, English is not their native language. We consider the desire and ability to teach to be as important as research promise.

Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. by the time of appointment. Review of applications will begin October 5, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. The appointment could begin as soon as September 1, 2017, pending administrative and budgetary approval. The terms of employment in NYU Shanghai are comparable to those in U.S. institutions. Faculty may also spend time at NYU New York and other sites of the global network, engaging in both research and teaching opportunities.

Applicants should submit curricula vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, electronic copies of up to five recent relevant publications, and the names and addresses of three or more individuals willing to provide letters of reference. Please visit our website at http://shanghai.nyu.edu/en/about/work-here/open-positions-faculty for instructions and other information on how to apply. If you have any questions, please e-mail shanghai.engineering.recruitment@nyu.edu.

About NYU Shanghai:
NYU Shanghai is the newest degree-granting campus within New York University’s global network. It is the first higher education joint venture in China authorized to grant degrees that are accredited in the U.S. as well as in China. All teaching is conducted in English. A research university with liberal arts and science at its core, it resides in one of the world's great cities with a vibrant intellectual community. NYU Shanghai recruits scholars of the highest caliber who are committed to NYU's global vision of transformative teaching and innovative research and who embody the global society in which we live.

NYU’s global network includes degree-granting campuses in New York, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi, complemented by eleven additional academic centers across five continents. Faculty and students circulate within the network in pursuit of common research interests and cross-cultural, interdisciplinary endeavors, both local and global.

NYU Shanghai affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we strive to build the strongest possible university with the widest reach.

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