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Requisition ID:  7129

Asst or Assoc Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering - Foundations of Data Science

Job Summary

The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University invites applications for tenure-track positions at the Assistant and Associate Professor levels. Purdue University seeks to attract exceptional candidates with interests and expertise in machine learning, artificial intelligence, computer vision, imaging, robotics, natural language processing, computational neuroscience, learning for control, signal processing, and other data science-related methodologies. This position is aligned with Purdue Engineering’s initiative on Data and Engineering Applications. Successful candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree in computer science, electrical and computer engineering, statistics or a related discipline and demonstrate excellent potential to build an independent research program at the forefront of their field, as well as potential to educate and mentor students.  The successful candidates will conduct original research, advise graduate students, teach undergraduate and graduate level courses, and perform service both at the School and University levels. Candidates with experience working with diverse groups of students, faculty, and staff and the ability to contribute to an inclusive climate are particularly encouraged to apply.

School and College

The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University is proud of its leading research groups in computer architecture, dependable computing, haptics, internet systems, machine learning, planning and reasoning, programming languages, computer vision, robotics, control, signal processing, communications and networking. The School hosts several nationally recognized research centers including the Center for Brain-Inspired Computing (C-BRIC) and the Center for Programming Principles and Software Systems (PURPL).

 

The School is an integral part of Purdue’s College of Engineering. Purdue Engineering is one of the largest and top-ranked engineering colleges in the nation (8th for graduate programs and #9 for undergraduate per USWNR, 2019) and renowned for top-notch faculty, students, unique research facilities, and a culture of collegiality and excellence. The College goal of Pinnacle of Excellence at Scale is guiding strategic growth in new directions, by investing in people, exciting initiatives, and facilities.

 

Purdue and the College of Engineering have a Concierge Program that provides dual career assistance and relocation services.

University

Purdue University has launched the Integrative Data Science Initiative as a presidential Purdue Moves initiative. Our vision is to be at the forefront of advancing Data Science-enabled research and education by tightly coupling theory, discovery, and applications while providing students with an integrated, Data Science-fluent campus ecosystem.

 

Purdue is home to a large number of world class faculty spread across multiple colleges, engaged in fundamental research in Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, as well as the applications of these methodologies and techniques to advance knowledge in other domains. Over the past five years alone, Purdue’s commitment to these areas has attracted over 100 new tenure-track faculty with expertise in data science fundamentals and applications. In 2019-20, Purdue is inviting applications for an additional 20 faculty positions. A complete list of ongoing data science searches is available at https://www.purdue.edu/data-science/hiring/index.php.

Applications

Submit applications online at https://careers.purdue.edu/go/West-Lafayette-Faculty/7721600/ including curriculum vitae, teaching and research plans, and names of three references. For information/questions regarding applications contact the Office of Academic Affairs, College of Engineering, at coeacademicaffairs@purdue.edu. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2019 and will continue until position is filled.  A background check will be required for employment in this position.

 

Purdue is an ADVANCE institution http://www.purdue.edu/advance-purdue/. Purdue University’s School of Electrical and Computer Engineering is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort including discovery, instruction, and engagement.  Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion

Community

Greater Lafayette Indiana is home to Purdue University and is one of the fastest growing communities in the Midwest. Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Caterpillar, Corteva Agriscience, Rolls-Royce, GE Aviation, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Wabash National, Saab Global Defense and Security Company, high tech firms and small businesses all call Greater Lafayette their home. Conveniently located between Chicago and Indianapolis, Greater Lafayette is also near several other major metropolitan cities. Visit Lafayette-West Lafayette and Greater Lafayette Commerce are resources that highlight our great community. The Purdue Research Foundation’s flagship incubator, the Purdue Research Park, is the largest university-affiliated business incubation complex in the country, and Purdue Research Foundation operates one of the most comprehensive technology transfer programs among leading research universities in the United States. 

Equal Opportunity

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

 

Revised description 9-13-19


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