[unav_all] Data Science Faculty positions at Rice University

Cin-Ty Lee ctlee at rice.edu
Wed Sep 7 12:12:54 MDT 2016

Dear Unavco members,

Rice University is seeking to fill several faculty positions in data 
science, broadly defined.  Earth and Planetary scientists are relevant 
and would be hosted within our department.

Geodetics, seismology, imaging, geo-informatics, geo-statistics, 
remote-sensing, GIS, digital mapping, visualization, etc. all may fit 
the bill.

If interested, please apply. Contact me if you have any questions.

Cin-Ty Lee
Earth Science, Rice University



    FACULTY SEARCH: Rice University's Data Science Initiative

As part of Rice University’s recently announced $150 million investment 
in research excellence, Rice intends to hire multiple faculty members 
whose research focus is in data science. We seek two distinct kinds of 
specialists: (1) data scientists who can make fundamental contributions 
to the theory, algorithms, and systems aspects of data science, and (2) 
scholars who work on emerging applications of data science to problems 
in *health and medicine 
<https://datascience.rice.edu/core-areas#health>*, *urban analytics 
<https://datascience.rice.edu/core-areas#urban>*, and *high-volume* or 
*high-velocity data-intensive science* 
<https://datascience.rice.edu/core-areas#velocity>. A successful 
candidate might have demonstrated capacity in either of these 
specialties, or in both of them.

The Data Science initiative seeks candidates *at all ranks*, for 
employment as early as July 1, 2017. All new hires will have an 
appointment in one or more relevant department. Assistant Professors 
will have a single primary department that will be responsible for their 
mentoring and promotion. At higher ranks, appointments across multiple 
departments are desirable.

Individual departments at Rice also have active faculty searches this 
year. Those searches are distinct from the Data Science search and may 
include research areas beyond those included in the Data Science search. 
Interested candidates should consider applying to both the Data Science 
search and any appropriate departmental search.

Applicants to the Data Science search should submit the following: (1) 
cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) research statement which 
describes how the candidate’s work fits with Rice’s data science 
initiative (not to exceed three pages including figures); (4) teaching 
statement; and (5) the names, professional affiliations, and email 
addresses of three references. For full details and to apply, please 
visit: https://jobs.rice.edu/postings/8141. These positions require a 
PhD, or PhD requirements fulfilled by November 1 of the year employment 
commences. Applications will be evaluated beginning on October 1, 2016 
and will continue to be accepted until all positions are filled. 
Recommendation of candidates or questions regarding this opportunity can 
be directed to the committee at datascience at rice.edu 
<mailto:DataScience at rice.edu>.

Rice University, located in Houston, Texas, is a private, coeducational, 
nonsectarian university that aspires to path-breaking research, 
unsurpassed teaching, and contributions to the betterment of our world. 
Rice fulfills this mission by cultivating a diverse community of 
learning and discovery that produces leaders across the spectrum of 
human endeavor. From its beginning in 1912, Rice has been dedicated to 
excellence in all regards.

Cin-Ty Lee
Professor of Geochemistry
Chair of the Earth Science Department

Department of Earth Science

281 250 3606

Dept of Earth Science
Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston, TX 77005

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