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Assistant Professor (Data Science)

University of Massachusetts Boston
UMass Boston

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Job no: 510650
Position Type: Faculty Full Time
Campus: UMass Boston
Department: CSM - Dean's Office
Date opened: 26 Oct 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:

The College of Science and Mathematics (CSM) at the University of Massachusetts Boston invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professors in the general area of Data Science, to begin September 1, 2022. The new hires will further strengthen and expand the CSM interdisciplinary and data-oriented research, and demonstrate commitment to graduate and undergraduate research and education. The new hires will complement other CSM groups already involved in these endeavors. We consider Data Science broadly defined, encompassing multiple disciplines, ranging from theoretical and methodological contributions rooted in statistics, mathematics, and computer science to cutting-edge developments in computational physics, computational biology, as well as applications in engineering, healthcare and social sciences.

These positions will be situated in the departments of Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or Physics. Successful candidates must possess a PhD in one of these disciplines or a closely related field and are expected to develop a strong, independent, well-funded research program. Six PhD degree programs in CSM, including the interdisciplinary Computational Sciences PhD and Integrative Biosciences PhD programs, and various faculty conducting data driven research across the CSM and the University provide a rich environment for collaboration and career growth. We seek a colleague who will support our goal of ensuring an inclusive, equitable, and diverse workplace. A generous startup package will be provided to root a strong research program. State-of-the-art research computing facilities, including several high-performance computing clusters are available to UMass Boston researchers, including local HPC clusters and the UMass system-wide shared cluster located at the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center. Partnerships and collaborations with academic institutions and industry research laboratories in the Greater Boston area offer substantial opportunities for professional development.

To apply, please submit (i) a cover letter; (ii) curriculum vitae; (iii) a statement of current research, vision and future research plans; (vi) a description of teaching philosophy, experience and future teaching plans; and (v) a diversity statement that reflects experience and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. You should arrange for at least three referees to submit letters of recommendation to the search committee. The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled. For full consideration, applications should be received by December 17, 2021. We seek a colleague who will support our goal of ensuring an inclusive, equitable, and diverse workplace.

More information: College of Science and Mathematics URL:

Inquiries: Prof. Ricardo Castaño-Bernard, Associate Deanv College of Science and Mathematics Email: [email protected]

Located on Boston harbor, the University of Massachusetts Boston is the sole public research university in the city of Boston, offering undergraduate, Master's, and Ph.D. programs in almost 90 fields of study. It serves a diverse population of 16,000+ students and is nationally recognized as a model of excellence for urban public universities.

The University of Massachusetts Boston provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, genetic information, pregnancy or a pregnancy-related condition, or membership in any other legally protected class. The University of Massachusetts Boston complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the university operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.

UMass Boston requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and to confirm proof of their vaccination status. Exemptions from the vaccine requirement will be permitted only for qualifying religious or medical reasons. Regardless of vaccination status, you must wear a face covering in public indoor spaces on campus.

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The University of Massachusetts Boston is nationally recognized as a model of excellence for urban public universities. The scenic waterfront campus is located next to the John F. Kennedy Library, with easy access to downtown Boston. 

The second-largest campus in the UMass system, UMass Boston combines a small-college experience with the vast resources of a major research university. With a 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio, students easily interact with professors because most teaching occurs in small class sizes. Ninety-three percent of full-time faculty hold the highest degree in their fields.

UMass Boston’s academic excellence is reflected by a growing student body of nearly 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The university’s eight colleges offer more than 100 undergraduate programs and 50 graduate programs. The University Honors Program serves 300 students who thrive on intellectual challenge. Enriched courses probe more deeply into theory or venture further into application.

UMass Boston’s diverse student body provides a global context for student learning, and its location in a major U.S. city provides connections to employers in industries such as finance, health care, technology, service, and education, offering students opportunities to gain valuable in-school experience via internships, clinicals, and other career-related placements.

More than 100 student organizations — including clubs, literary magazines, newspaperradio stationart gallery, and 16 NCAA Division III sports teams — offer a rich campus life. Students live throughout Greater Boston and in apartment communities just steps from the campus, and enjoy the rich amenities, cultural attractions, and educational opportunities that make the city the biggest and best college town in the nation.

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