Research Assistant Professor in the Foundations of Data Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago

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Research Assistant Professor, Data Science, Information Theory, UIC, Chicago

University of Illinois at Chicago

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science

Applications are invited for the following position, effective August 16, 2020. Final authorization of the position is subject to the availability of funding.

Research Assistant Professor in the Foundations of Data Science. This is a non-tenure track position, normally renewable annually to a maximum of three years. This position has been established as part of interdisciplinary activities under UIC’s TRIPODS grant in the foundations of data science: https://tripods.uic.edu/. Faculty members involved with the grant span three departments: - Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science, https://mscs.uic.edu/ - Computer Science, https://cs.uic.edu/ - Electrical and Computer Engineering, https://ece.uic.edu/ This position carries a teaching responsibility of one course per year and the expectation that the incumbent play a significant role in research across the three departments involved. Applicants must show evidence of outstanding research in the foundations of data science within mathematics, theoretical computer science, probability, statistics, information theory, electrical engineering, or a related field. Applicants should expect to have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree by the start date.

While the position will be hosted in the Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science, the incumbent may be mentored by faculty in any of the three departments and will be expected to interact with faculty, postdocs, and graduate students across the three departments.

Applicants should provide a vita, research statement, and at least three (3) letters of recommendation. Applications should be submitted through mathjobs.org. No applications will be accepted by surface mail or e-mail. To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by December 31, 2019, but applications will be accepted through January 24, 2020.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is a Minority Serving Institution, an HSI, and an AANAPISI. UIC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans. The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

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