Essential Functions: Wayne State University (WSU), an urban Carnegie Research 1 and Community Engaged institution in Midtown Detroit, is launching an exciting multidisciplinary initiative in "Big Data". The intent of this initiative is to build on our existing strengths in research and curricula in Big Data and its applications in and implications for business, health, law, social sciences, arts, humanities, science and engineering. For more information on Big Data at WSU, please see http://bigdata.wayne.edu.As part of this initiative, we will recruit up to 9 faculty with complementary research and/or teaching interests in the following focus areas: 1.Social Sciences, Business and Health2.Arts and Humanities3.Science and EngineeringThis posting is for the focus area of Social Sciences, Business and Health. There will be separate postings for the other two focus areas. We seek candidates who are suitable for appointment as tenure-track or tenured faculty (open rank). They will be expected to integrate with departments and colleges/schools consistent with their area of expertise and shared interests, and engage in all aspects of the WSU academic mission including research, education and service. The primary tenure home and possible joint appointments will be determined in department(s) of school(s) or college(s) within WSU, based on the best fit for the candidate. Examples of areas of interest include, but are not limited to: analysis of health disparities, health risks and target interventions to improve clinical intervention strategies; statistical evaluation of individual patient health risks and treatment optimizations to enhance patient outcomes; understanding communication patterns, networks and sentiments in mass and social media; identifying social and legal implications of the increasing reliance on big data and machine learning algorithms by the corporate and government sectors; analysis and optimization of supply chains and related processes to increase revenue generation and maximization of shareholder wealth; developing and/or applying novel genomics technologies, machine learning and statistical methods to analyze large scale datasets to better understand social inequality, urban informatics and environments, and contemporary social problems in Detroit and around the globe.Responsibilities: Research, teaching, and service in the social sciences, business or health areas in academic units within WSU that are consistent with the norms of the home units, as determined by chair(s) of departments and dean(s) of schools or colleges. Please see https://wayne.edu/about/schools/ for a list of schools and colleges within WSU.
Qualifications: Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree from an accredited institution that aligns with research and curricula in the area of Big Data & Analytics and its applications in and implications for the social sciences, business and health. Candidates must have a record of research or professional attainment, and if applicable, both teaching and service experience that merit appointment as a tenured or tenure track faculty. In addition, they should have:- Proven ability to work collaboratively with others;- Commitment to integrating and advancing the university's core values, mission and vision (please see http://strategicplan.wayne.edu for more information);- Excellence in scholarship and teaching that bridges disciplines;- Commitment to working with diverse populations and conversant in multicultural issues;- Commitment to fostering an atmosphere of mutual respect and a history of developing and maintaining consensus and cohesiveness; and- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
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About Wayne State University
Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.