The Center for Data Science (CDS) and the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences seeks candidates for an open rank joint faculty position, anticipated to begin in September 2020, subject to administrative and budgetary approval. Appointments may be made at either a junior or senior level.
The Center for Data Science (CDS) and the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences seek candidates for an open rank joint faculty position, anticipated to begin September 2020. Faculty members are expected to be outstanding scholars and to participate in teaching at all levels from undergraduate to doctoral. Appointments may be made at either a junior or senior level. 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, neuroscience, 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 Master’s program and 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. The Courant Institute houses one of the top applied mathematics departments in the world. CDS and the Math department both host vibrant interdisciplinary PhD programs and several faculty at NYU are already jointly appointed at both the Center for Data Science and Courant. We seek to develop our strengths in statistics, leveraging the connections to data science. We are particularly focused on expanding in the area of Applied and Theoretical Statistics as well as interdisciplinary areas where the innovative and principled use of statistics is of vital importance. Exceptional candidates from other data-science relevant areas, such as optimization and the mathematical foundations of inference and data-representation will be considered as well.
A PhD in Statistics, Computer Science, Mathematics, or a related quantitative field is required. Applications can be submitted through our Interfolio application page. Please include a CV, a short statement of your research and teaching interests, and a list of at least three references capable of providing a letter on your behalf. Applications and supporting documents received by December 15th, 2019 will receive full consideration.
About Center for Data Science & Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
The NYU Center for Data Science is a focal point for New York University’s university-wide initiative in data science and statistics. The Center was established to help advance NYU’s goal of creating the country’s leading data science training and research facilities, and arming researchers and professionals with tools to harness the power of big data.
New York University's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences (NYU Courant) is a leading center for research and education in mathematics and computer science. For seventy-five years, NYU Courant has contributed to U.S. and international science and engineering by promoting an integrated view of mathematics and computation. Its research activities are broad, covering many areas of mathematics and computer science, as well as the application of these disciplines to problems in the biological, physical, and economic sciences.