CEDAR email: Data Science Professor Position

School of Physics, Astronomy & Computational Sciences spacs at gmu.edu
Fri Feb 28 13:34:33 MST 2014

George Mason University
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Data Science

The George Mason University, College of Science invites applicants for an Assistant Professor of Data Science position in the School of Physics, Astronomy, and Computational Sciences (SPACS).

This is a tenure-track position with an emphasis on "Big Data" and is scheduled to start in August 2014. Possible areas of expertise include computational statistics and machine learning, optimization and large-scale computation, and system design for large-scale data science.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree related to statistical or machine learning (data science) with applications to physical science or engineering. Degrees in a similar field compatible with existing SPACS programs will also be considered if research interests are aligned with data science, and the candidate has experience using data science techniques as a research tool. Postdoctoral work experience in data science is preferred.

The successful candidate will be expected to establish an independent, externally-funded research program, and be able to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in one or more of our degree programs. The candidate will also be expected to establish collaborative relationships with other groups to complement or enhance the diverse set of research programs within SPACS.

SPACS is an innovative, interdisciplinary school with a variety of research centers and degree programs including Ph.D. programs in Computational Sciences, Informatics and Physics. For more information, visit: http://spacs.gmu.edu/.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F9801z athttp://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, CV, teaching philosophy statement, research interests statement, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

Review of applications will begin March 21, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries about the position should be addressed to: spacs at gmu.edu<mailto:spacs at gmu.edu> and list "position number F9801z" in the subject line. AA/EOE

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