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Position TitleAssistant Professor, Tenure Track, MS in Data Science Program
The University of San Francisco is located in the heart of one of the world’s most innovative and diverse cities, and is home to a vibrant academic community of students and faculty who achieve excellence in their fields. Its diverse student body enjoys direct access to faculty, small classes and outstanding opportunities in the city itself. USF is San Francisco's first university, and its Jesuit Catholic mission helps ignite a student’s passion for social justice and a desire to “Change the World From Here.” For more information, visit http://www.usfca.edu.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach graduate courses in the Data Science Program, to engage in service to the program and college, and to maintain an active research program that involves students when possible. Close interaction between students, faculty and industry is a hallmark of the Data Science Program. The teaching load is typically two to three half-semester courses per year, plus serving as a practicum mentor to student practicum teams. The candidate will be primarily expected to support the graduate program in data science, but duties may also include supporting the undergraduate programs in data science, mathematics and statistics.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in the field of analytics or data science, earned by August 2020. Areas of interest include but are not limited to applied mathematics, statistics, computer science, engineering, and operations research. Relevant research areas include applied probability, applied and theoretical statistics, statistical and machine learning, deep learning, data mining, natural language processing, distributed computing, network analysis, graphical models, and signal processing, among others. This position requires a commitment to excellence in teaching within a culturally diverse environment. In addition, a strong record of teaching at the university level, evidence of scholarship, and an understanding of and commitment to support the mission of the University of San Francisco are required.