Computer and Information Sciences, Temple University

Position ID:Temple-CIS-TT2017 [#8172]
Position Title: Tenure Track Faculty
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122, United States [map]
Subject Area: Computer Science / Data Mining and Information Retrieval
Appl Deadline:* finished (posted 2016/10/03, finished 2017/10/05)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Data Science Faculty Positions (Assistant/Associate/Full Professor)

The Department of Computer and Information Sciences (CIS) invites applications for multiple tenured and tenure track data science faculty positions. We are interested in data scientists who are developing methods and systems to collect, process, and analyze large amounts of data, as well as techniques to extract and visualize knowledge for various application domains.

Successful candidates will contribute to the newly introduced undergraduate and graduate programs in data science and join world-class investigators in the Center for Data Analytics and Biomedical Informatics, Center for Networked Computing, Institute for Computational Molecular Sciences, and Institute for Genomics and Evolutionary Medicine, co-located with the CIS Department in a state-of-the-art $140M building. Applicants for the Assistant Professor position should have the potential to excel in teaching and develop a significant, extramurally funded research program. Applicants for Associate or Full Professor positions are expected to have demonstrated excellence in teaching and an outstanding track record of research and funding. 

Recently celebrating its 50th year anniversary, CIS is one of the oldest computer science departments in the country and is experiencing growth both in research and academic programs. Over the last seven years, the CIS annual research revenue has grown more than 300%, and both the undergraduate and graduate student enrollment has doubled. CIS is among the top 60 computer science departments in the country based on the ARWU Shanghai ranking. CIS offers a highly competitive salary and start-up package, low teaching load, and institutional support for an active doctoral program.

Temple University is a Carnegie R1 (highest research activity) institution that serves more than 39,000 students and places among the top 55 public schools by the U.S. News ranking. It is the 26th largest university and 6th largest provider of graduate school education in the United States. Located in the heart of Philadelphia (the 5th largest city in U.S. known for its arts, culture and history, and affordable living), Temple University is in close proximity to many outstanding academic institutions, research centers, and industry partners in data science areas, including information technology, health care, biotechnology, and finance. 

Applications should be submitted electronically at Submitted materials should include a curriculum vita, description of research accomplishments, research statement, teaching statement, and three letters of recommendation (names of referees are sufficient for senior-level candidates). Review of candidates will begin on November 1, 2016 and continue until the positions are filled. Applicants are encouraged to meet the deadline for priority consideration. For more information, send an email to with “TT Position” as the subject. Temple University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to the quality of faculty life and committed to achieving a diverse community. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply..

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Further Info:
SERC 382
CIS Department
College of Science and Technology
Temple University
1925 N. 12th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

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