Submitted: 15 October 2019
Department: Anthropology
Institution: New York University
Job type: Tenure-track
Apply by: 1 November 2019
Application URL: https://apply.interfolio.com/69382

New York University invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track position (rank open) for outstanding candidates with demonstrated abilities in both research and teaching in Social Science and Data Science. This is a fully joint position in two academic units: a Faculty of Arts and Science (FAS) social science department and the Center for Data Science (CDS).

Requirements & Application:

Candidates should have a substantive background and active research interests in ANTHROPOLOGY, Linguistics, Political Science, or Sociology. Candidates should further have substantive interest and experience in Data Science methodology, broadly defined, and use that knowledge in their research. Examples of techniques and areas with which candidates might be familiar include supervised and unsupervised learning, pattern recognition, data mining, statistical modeling, natural language processing, high performance computing, and using “text as data.” A PhD in one of the named social sciences is preferred for junior candidates, and an ideal candidate would have advanced training in both that social science and Data Science. A proven ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in both a substantive domain, and in data science techniques, is required for this position.

The starting date is September 1, 2020, subject to budgetary and administrative approval. Applications should include a CV, a teaching and research statement, a writing sample and at least three references. Because diversity and inclusion are an important part of the NYU mission, we request that you include a paragraph in your cover letter telling us how diversity and inclusion figure into your past, present, and future teaching, research and community engagement – additional information can be found here: http://as.nyu.edu/departments/facultydiversity/recruitment/diversity-statements.html. Review of complete applications will begin November 1, 2019 but all applicants will be considered until the position is filled. Applicants must apply through our Interfolio application page: https://apply.interfolio.com/69382

About FAS:

The Faculty of Arts and Science at NYU is at the heart of a leading research university that spans the globe. We seek scholars of the highest caliber who embody the diversity of the United States as well as the global society in which we live. We strongly encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, and other individuals who are under-represented in the profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, ability, gender and sexual identity, or any other legally protected basis. NYU affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we strive to build the strongest possible university with the widest reach. To learn more about the FAS commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion, please read here: http://as.nyu.edu/departments/facultydiversity.html.

About CDS:

The Center for Data Science (CDS) is the focal point for NYU’s university-wide initiative in data science and statistics, established 6 years ago, and one of the country’s leading data science research and training facilities. CDS is a vibrant space with 16 jointly appointed faculty (growing to over 20 in the next two years) and 11 associated faculty across computer science, mathematics, engineering, neural science, linguistics, politics, psychology, physics, biology and business; a list of affiliate faculty spanning a wide range of NYU’s schools and departments, a highly successful Masters program, one of the first Data Science PhD programs as well as the new undergraduate program in data science. CDS’s research focuses on tools and methods at the intersection between applied mathematics, data science, high-dimensional statistics, machine learning, optimization, and several data driven application areas.

Equal Opportunity:

We strongly encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, and other individuals who are under-represented in the profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, gender and sexual identity, or any other legally protected basis. NYU affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we strive to build the strongest possible university with the widest reach. To learn more about the FAS commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion, please read our Diversity Initiative (http://as.nyu.edu/content/nyu-as/as/administrative-resources/office/dean/diversity-initiative.html). EOE/Affirmative Action/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. New York University is situated in Greenwich Village, one of the most vibrant and family friendly neighborhoods in the City of New York.

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