Open Rank Professor - Data Science and Assistant Professor

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Job location: Worcester

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-02-17
Req: R0000705

Open Rank Professor - Data Science and Assistant Professor




Data Science


Worcester Polytechnic Institute - WPI


Looking for faculty colleagues who engage deeply in both teaching and impactful research within a curriculum that embraces student projects and independent learning? Consider joining the faculty at WPI.

The Data Science program anticipates hiring full-time tenure-track faculty starting Fall 2020 to strengthen this strategic interdisciplinary area. Outstanding candidates in any area related to Data Science will receive full consideration. Candidates should have a PhD in Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematical Sciences, Electrical Engineering, or a closely related field, and the potential for excellence in both teaching and research.


The new faculty would join the strong team of existing Data Science faculty working on interdisciplinary research related to big data on real-world grand challenge problems with societal impact. Areas of strength in Data Science at WPI include statistical learning, machine learning, deep learning, large-scale data management, compressed sensing, big data analytics, signal processing, visualization, artificial intelligence, optimization, and Data Science applications from digital health, cyber security, social media, material sciences, neuro-sciences, connected communities, self-driving cars, urban computing, learning sciences to bioinformatics.

WPI is interested in applicants with research and teaching expertise in all areas of Data Science, but in particular in applicants with strong background complementary to the expertise of our existing faculty listed above. However, outstanding candidates in any area of Data Science will receive full consideration.

The highly interdisciplinary Data Science program at WPI, a collaboration between Computer Science, Mathematical Sciences and the Robert A. Foisie School of Business, has undergone major growth since its inception in 2014 supported by a cluster hire of eight full-time faculty in Data Science and closely related disciplines. The signature Data Science program offers on-campus degree programs at all levels, including Bachelor degree in Data Science, MS degree in Data Science, and the first interdisciplinary PhD degree in Data Science in the nation.

Founded in 1865, WPI is one of the nation's first technological Universities known for its innovative project-based education. WPI's reputation as an innovative university rests on the shoulders of its faculty. A highly selective, private technological university and one of the nation's first, WPI believes that when great minds work together, great advances follow. At WPI the boundaries to multidisciplinary collaboration are low --- faculty members, students, and other partners work together on real-world projects and purposeful research. We are most proud of a recent No. 1 ranking for "faculty who best combine research and teaching." (Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Ed, 2016).

Located in the heart of New England, WPI is surrounded by cultural and recreational opportunities. The UMass Medical Center, a large number of technology companies and many colleges and universities are located in the immediate area making it ideal for two-career families.

Questions about the hiring process should be sent to

Candidates should include detailed research and teaching statements, vitae and contact information for at least three references.

The deadline for applications is December 10, 2019. Applications will be considered after that date until the position is filled.


United States of America (Exempt)

WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.




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Posted: 9/19/2019
Application Due: 12/22/2020
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