[Humanist] 29.427 faculty positions in data science at Rochester

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Tue Oct 27 07:48:01 CET 2015

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 427.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Tue, 27 Oct 2015 03:20:48 +0000
        From: "Christensen, Peter" <pchrist5 at ur.rochester.edu>
        Subject: All-Level Faculty Positions in Interdisciplinary Research in Data Science, University of Rochester

To Whom it May Concern:
Please circulate the attached faculty position at the the University of Rochester to your website.

Sincerely, Peter Christensen

Peter H. Christensen
Assistant Professor
Department of Art and Art History
Graduate Program in Visual and Cultural Studies
University of Rochester
516 Morey Hall, Box 270456
Rochester, NY 14627
(585) 276-7173 (office)
(631) 268-6677 (cell)
peter.christensen at rochester.edu<mailto:peter.christensen at rochester.edu>


All-Level Faculty Positions in Interdisciplinary Research in Data Science

The University of Rochester has made data science as a centerpiece of its 5-year strategic plan, committing new faculty lines, a new building, and the establishment of the Goergen Institute for Data Science. We are seeking applicants for tenure track positions in interdisciplinary research in data science.

The interdisciplinary search focuses on candidates who will engage in collaborative research that connects advances in computational models and methods with the humanities, sciences, or medicine. 

Successful candidates will receive a primary appointment in one of the areas (Art & Art History, Biomedical Engineering, Brain & Cognitive Sciences, Computer & Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Digital Media Studies, English, History, Linguistics, Political Science, and the School of Medicine & Dentistry) supporting the search.

Focus areas for this year’s interdisciplinary searches are:

●      Neurally-inspired Computing:  Research in artificial neural networks, including the fundamental theory of deep learning, practical applications to tasks such as perception, or as a tool for modeling and understanding biological neural networks.

●      Computer Vision and Image Analysis: Research in the theory and applications of computational methods of image or video understanding, with a particular interest in applications to biomedicine or the humanities.

●      Computational Linguistics: Research in the theory or applications of natural language processing, with a particular interest in applications to linguistics, the social sciences, or the humanities.
Apply online at: https://www.rochester.edu/faculty-recruiting.

You may apply to this interdisciplinary search in addition to applying to individual departmental searches. Direct questions to michelle.vogl at rochester.edu<mailto:michelle.vogl at rochester.edu>. For more information about the Institute, visit http://www.rochester.edu/data-science.

Applicants should hold a PhD and will be required to supply a set of refereed scholarly publications, names of references, and research and teaching statements. The application will ask applicants to select a set of disciplines most relevant to their research area. Review of applications at any rank will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. For full consideration, applications should be completed by January 15th, 2016.

The University of Rochester is a private, Tier I research institution located in western New York State. It consistently ranks among the top 30 institutions, both public and private, in federal funding for research and development. The university has made substantial investments in computing infrastructure through the Center for Integrated Research Computing (CIRC) and the Health Sciences Center for Computational Innovation (HSCCI). The university includes the Eastman School of Music and the University of Rochester Medical Center, a major medical school, research center, and hospital system. The greater Rochester area is home to over a million people, including 80,000 students who attend the 8 colleges and universities in the region.

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

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