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Tenure Track Assistant / Associate Professor, Data Science 

University of Delaware: College of Engineering: Computer & Information Sciences

Location                         Open Date
Newark, DE                     Nov. 1, 2019


The University of Delaware (UD) (  invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions in Data Science at the Assistant or Associate Professor levels beginning September 1, 2020. We are seeking exceptional candidates with interests in a wide range of topics within the mathematical, statistical, and computational foundations of data science including the development of the underlying theory, tools, and techniques necessary to extract meaning from large, complex or unstructured data sets.

This search is part of a university-wide “cluster” recruitment effort to expand research in data science and related areas. These hires will support our new Data Science Institute and new data science degree programs that have been launched or are currently being planned, complementing ongoing departmental hiring efforts. This cluster hire seeks interdisciplinary researchers attentive to the forefront of data science methodology. To foster collaborations across academic units, we are open to making interdepartmental joint appointments, or more traditional departmental appointments, in any college of the university. Faculty hires under this initiative will also have the opportunity to serve as Resident Faculty at the Data Science Institute, allowing such hires to shape the future of data science at the University of Delaware for years to come.


With roots tracing back to 1743, the University of Delaware combines tradition and innovation, offering students a rich heritage along with the latest in instructional and research technology. Located in Newark, Delaware, within two hours of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., the University is a Land Grant, Sea Grant, and Space Grant University. It is classified as a Carnegie R1 Doctoral University (Highest research activity), with external funding exceeding $200 million. A state-assisted, privately governed institution, the University enrolls approximately 18,500 undergraduates and 4,500 graduate students. The University of Delaware has been recognized for the past five years by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of America’s best universities to work for.

The University of Delaware recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusive excellence in supporting our academic mission and enriching the experience of our employees. We are committed to attracting candidates with varying identities and backgrounds, knowing that diversity enriches the academic experience and expands the knowledge base for innovation. We strongly encourage applications from scholars from under-represented groups. UD provides equal access to, and opportunity in, its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. The University is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, and supports work-life balance through our family-friendly policies.


Applicants should hold a Ph.D. or its equivalent. We encourage all ambitious, innovative individuals, who have demonstrated excellence in research and drive to become leaders in their fields while engaging in high-quality teaching and mentoring of diverse students, to apply.


Application Instructions
Applicants should apply on-line at: should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, description of research plans, statement of teaching philosophy and arrange for submission of at least three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2019 and will continue until the positions are filled.  All application materials will be shared with faculty.  Questions should be directed to Ms. Lynn Popowich at:


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans. The University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at

Open Faculty Positions Tenure Track Assistant / Associate Professor, Data Science