Assistant Professor

Rochester, NY

Data Science, Social Sciences

Goergen Institute for Data Science

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Computational Social Science

The University of Rochester seeks applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor in computational social science. This will be a joint appointment between the Goergen Institute for Data Science (GIDS) and a tenure home department in Political Science, Economics, or Linguistics, depending on which best aligns with the applicant’s research and teaching. Exceptional candidates in all areas of computational social science are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must have (or be about to receive) a doctorate in computer science, data science, operations research, applied mathematics, statistics, economics, linguistics, political science, or a related discipline. Candidates should have strong skills in computational social science and/or data analytics, as well as a research agenda that uses these methods to analyze substantive issues in political science, economics, or linguistics.

Teaching responsibilities for this position will be split between GIDS and the home department. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to supervise PhD, Master’s, and undergraduate students at the home department and at GIDS.

All applications should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, and samples of written work. Candidates without a prior tenure-track appointment should include a graduate transcript. Applicants must also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted online. The University of Rochester is firmly committed to advancing equity and fostering an inclusive and diverse community. We ask candidates to include a statement detailing their past work and future plans for achieving these goals.

Application materials should be submitted online at: . We will begin reviewing applications on September 15, 2023. Applications will continue to be reviewed on a rolling basis until a candidate is hired or until February 1, 2024.

The Goergen Institute for Data Science (GIDS) was founded in 2015 as part of the University of Rochester’s $100 million commitment to making data science its top research priority. The Institute serves as a hub for interdisciplinary data science research, interdepartmental data science academic programs, and collaborations with industry. GIDS is housed in the newly constructed Wegmans Hall, a brand-new, 58,000-square-foot building completed in 2017. The Institute offers Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Master of Science degrees, as well as an Advanced Graduate Certificate program in data science for professionals. A Doctoral degree in data science is undergoing the formal approval process, with a first cohort of students expected in 2024. Eighty-five faculty members from a variety of disciplines across the campus are affiliated with GIDS. Areas of expertise of these faculty members include foundations of AI and ML; health analytics and digital health; life sciences and biomedical data science; imaging science, visual science, and optics; human-data-system interfaces; AI-augmented learning and work; audio and music engineering; economics and business data analytics; computational social science; materials design; network data science; and robotics. With a unique structure, GIDS fosters industry engagement via the Center of Excellence (CoE) in Data Science. The CoE helps drive regional economic development through basic research, training, and technology development in all areas related to data science.

The University of Rochester is a private, Tier I research institution with approximately 6,600 undergraduates and 5,500 graduate students. We are deeply committed to building a more diverse and representative faculty, and strongly encourage applications from groups underrepresented in STEM and in higher education. We are actively working to improve the environment for all underrepresented groups as we strive to weave diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the University’s mission to learn, discover, heal, and create. Anchoring the Finger Lakes region of Western New York State, the greater Rochester area is home to over a million people, and offers unsurpassed quality of life, with a thriving arts scene, excellent public schools, affordable housing, and a huge range of cultural and recreational opportunities.

Salary Range: $110,000.00 - $180,000.00

The referenced pay range represents the full base range of pay for this job. Individual salaries will be determined within the job’s salary range and established based on market data, experience and expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

The University of Rochester, an Equal Opportunity Employer, has a strong commitment to diversity and actively encourages applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in higher education.

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