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McCollum Family Endowed Chair of Data Science

Waco, Texas 76798
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

The McCollum Family Endowed Chair in Data Science is a research-focused position in the Baylor University Computer Science Department. Data Science is one of the five Signature Academic Initiatives in Baylor’s strategic plan Illuminate (https://www.baylor.edu/illuminate). This transformative, endowed position represents a visionary investment in the future of Data Science research and education across the university. An ideal candidate will help shape a comprehensive, university-wide strategic plan for Data Science through leadership, collaboration, and management of future infrastructure and growth of interdisciplinary research.

Qualifications: Applicants should have a Ph.D. in computer science or a related discipline with academic credentials sufficient to merit the rank of full professor. This includes an established history of extramural funding, high impact academic artifacts, and graduate student mentorship. A viable applicant should demonstrate excellent potential as an individual researcher and collaborator across multiple disciplines.

The Department: Computer Science is one of three departments in the School of Engineering and Computer Science. It offers an ABET-accredited B.S. in Computer Science, a B.A. with a major in Computer Science, a B.S. in Informatics with a major in Bioinformatics, a B.S. in Computing with a major in Computer Science Fellows, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science. The Department has 16 full-time faculty, over 280 undergraduate majors, and more than 20 graduate students. Interested candidates may contact any faculty member to ask questions and/or visit the departmental web site at http://www.ecs.baylor.edu/computerscience.

The University: Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally-ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education's "Great Colleges to Work For." The university is recruiting new faculty with a deep commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and scholarship. Baylor seeks faculty who share in our aspiration to become a tier-one research institution while strengthening our distinctive Christian mission as described in our strategic vision, Illuminate (https://www.baylor.edu/illuminate). As the world’s largest Baptist University, Baylor offers over 40 doctoral programs and has over 17,000 students from all 50 states and more than 85 countries.

Appointment Date: Fall 2020.

Application Procedure: Applications, including cover letter and detailed curriculum vitae, should be submitted at http://apply.interfolio.com/68123. Given the institutional impact this role will have at Baylor, the search committee will consist of Computer Science Faculty and representatives from other Data Science-related disciplines. Questions can be emailed to CSSearch@Baylor.edu.

We strongly encourage applicants to apply as soon as material are ready. For full consideration, applications should be received by January 1, 2020. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.


Posted: 2019-09-13 Expires: 2019-11-12

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