Tenure Track Faculty Positions in Data Science, Assistant/Associate Professor
The University of Delaware invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions in Data Science at the Assistant or Associate Professor levels beginning September 1, 2020. We are seeking exceptional candidates with interests in a wide range of topics within the mathematical, statistical, and computational foundations of data science including the development of the underlying theory, tools, and techniques necessary to extract meaning from large, complex or unstructured data sets.
This search is part of a university-wide “cluster” recruitment effort to expand research in data science and related areas. These hires will support our new Data Science Institute and new data science degree programs that have been launched or are currently being planned, complementing ongoing departmental hiring efforts. This cluster hire seeks interdisciplinary researchers attentive to the forefront of data science methodology. To foster collaborations across academic units, we are open to making interdepartmental joint appointments, or more traditional departmental appointments, in any college of the university. Faculty hires under this initiative will also have the opportunity to serve as Resident Faculty at the Data Science Institute, allowing such hires to shape the future of data science at the University of Delaware for years to come.
With roots tracing back to 1743, the University of Delaware combines tradition and innovation, offering students a rich heritage along with the latest in instructional and research technology. Located in Newark, Delaware, within two hours of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., the University is a Land Grant, Sea Grant, and Space Grant University. It is classified as a Carnegie R1 Doctoral University (Highest research activity), with external funding exceeding $200 million. A state-assisted, privately governed institution, the University enrolls approximately 18,500 undergraduates and 4,500 graduate students. The University of Delaware has been recognized for the past five years by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of America’s best universities to work for.
The University of Delaware recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusive excellence in supporting our academic mission and enriching the experience of our employees. We are committed to attracting candidates with varying identities and backgrounds, knowing that diversity enriches the academic experience and expands the knowledge base for innovation. We strongly encourage applications from scholars from under-represented groups. UD provides equal access to, and opportunity in, its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. The University is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, and supports work-life balance through our family-friendly policies.
Applicants should apply on-line at and should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, description of research plans, statement of teaching philosophy and arrange for submission of at least three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2019 and will continue until the positions are filled. All application materials will be shared with faculty. Questions should be directed to Ms. Lynn Popowich at: email@example.com.
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About University of Delaware
The University of Delaware has a great tradition of excellence, from our roots extending back to a small private academy started in 1743, to the research-intensive, technologically advanced institution of today. Our alumni tell our story of achievement, from our first class, which included three signers of the Declaration of Independence and one signer of the U.S. Constitution, to the more than 154,000 living Blue Hens who are making vital contributions to the world. Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and his wife, Jill, are both UD alumni. The University received its charter from the State of Delaware in 1833 and was designated one of the nation’s historic Land Grant colleges in 1867. Today, UD is a Land Grant, Sea Grant and Space Grant institution. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies UD as a research university with very high research activity—a designation accorded less than 3 percent of U.S. colleges and universities. UD ranks among the nation’s top 100 universities in federal R&D support for science and engineering. A state-assisted, privately governed institution, UD offers a broad range of degree programs: 3 associate programs, 147 bachelor’s p...rograms, 119 master's programs, 54 doctoral programs, and 15 dual graduate programs through our seven colleges and in collaboration with more than 70 research centers. Our student body encompasses more than 17,000 undergraduates, more than 3,600 graduate students and nearly 800 students in professional and continuing studies from across the country and around the globe. Our distinguished faculty includes internationally known authors, scientists and artists, among them a Nobel laureate, Guggenheim and Fulbright fellows, and members of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. State-of-the-art facilities support UD's academic and public service activities. Our 146-foot coastal research vessel, Hugh R. Sharp—the most advanced in the U.S.—helps scientists across the region explore the sea. World-class figure skaters train at our High Performance Figure Skating Center. Partnerships with Nemours/A. I. du Pont Hospital for Children, Christiana Care and Thomas Jefferson University; the U.S. Army; Winterthur; Longwood Gardens and Hagley Museum offer unparalleled experiences in health sciences, defense research, art conservation, horticulture and history. The University is now transforming a 272-acre parcel, the site of a former auto assembly plant, into the Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus. Distinguished speaker series, symposia, 21 intercollegiate athletics programs and numerous intramural and club sports, more than 300 student organizations, concerts, exhibits and other arts and cultural activities enrich campus life.Thomas Jefferson once described Delaware as a "jewel" among states due to its strategic location on the East Coast, halfway between Washington, D.C., and New York City. Today, however, the location of Delaware's flagship university increasingly is invoked as "halfway between Los Angeles and London."In addition to our Georgian-inspired main campus in Newark, Del., UD has locations across the state--in Wilmington, Dover, Georgetown and Lewes. A thriving study-abroad program and expanding international partnerships further enhance our students' education as global citizens. We invite you to visit our campus or take our virtual tour today! http://video.realviewtv.com/education/udel/