ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR-DATA SCIENCE THEORY

Location
Amherst, Massachusetts
Posted
Sep 29, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

About University of Massachusetts Amherst:
 
The College of Information and Computer Sciences is highly supportive of junior faculty, providing both formal and informal mentoring. Many of our faculty are involved in interdisciplinary research, working closely with other departments including statistics/mathematics, linguistics, electrical and industrial engineering, biology, physics, behavioral sciences, economics, political science, and nursing, as well as new green initiatives. Amherst, a historic New England town, is the center of a vibrant and culturally rich area that includes five colleges. For more information about our college, visit https://cics.umass.edu.
 
Job Description:
 
The College of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Computer Science for the 2018-2019 academic year. One opening is available for an Assistant or Associate level Professor in Theoretical Computer Science with a preference for candidates whose work is related to Data Science including, but not limited to, theoretical aspects of machine learning, privacy, game theory, optimization, and algorithms for processing large data sets and graphs. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration for these openings.
 
Requirements:
 
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a related area, and should show evidence of exceptional research promise.
 
 
Application Instructions:
 
All applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, and statement of teaching interests at http://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=89975. Applicants at the Assistant Professor level should submit the names and contact information for three references and links to two papers that best represent their research/experience. Applicants at the Associate Professor level should submit the names and contact information for four references and links to three papers that best represent their research/experience.
 
Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2017. We will continue to accept and review applications through the spring.
 
Additional Information:
 
Rank and salary will be highly competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Inquiries and requests for more information can be sent to: facrec@cs.umass.edu.
 

The university is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University's goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual's record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.