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University of Rochester Assistant Professor in Rochester, New York

Computer Science, Data Science
Department of Computer Science

Faculty Position in Computer and Data Science

The University of Rochester seeks applicants for a tenure-track position as assistant professor with a primary appointment in the Department of Computer Science and a joint appointment in the Goergen Institute for Data Science. We are eager to hire in natural language processing, including language understanding and dialog systems, and in machine learning, including optimization methods and trustworthy learning. Exceptional candidates in all areas of computer science and data science are encouraged to apply. Candidates must

have (or be about to receive) a doctorate in computer science, data science,

electrical engineering, or a related discipline.

Computer science at Rochester ( has a distinguished history of research in artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction, systems, and theory. We nurture a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary culture, with exceptionally strong external funding and with active ties to numerous allied departments, including brain and cognitive science, electrical and computer engineering, linguistics, optics, biomedical engineering, the laboratory for laser energetics, the school of education, and several departments in the medical center. Recent faculty hires have received a host of national honors, including NSF CAREER awards, the MIT TR35 award, honorable mentions in ACM dissertation competitions, multiple Google research awards, and best paper designations at top-tier conferences.

The Goergen Institute for Data Science (GIDS -- was founded in 2015 as part of the University of Rochester’s $100 million commitment to making data science its top research priority. The Institute serves as a hub for interdisciplinary data science research, interdepartmental datascience academic programs, and collaborations with industry. GIDS is housed in the newly constructed Wegmans Hall, a brand new 58,000-square-foot building completed in 2017. The Institute offers Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Science degrees, as well as an Advanced Graduate Certificate program in data science for professionals. Seventy-seven faculty members from a variety of disciplines across the campus are affiliated with GIDS. Areas of

expertise of these faculty members include foundations of AI and ML; health analytics and digital health; life sciences and biomedical data science; imaging science, visual science, and optics; human-data-system interfaces; AI-augmented learning and work; audio and music engineering; economics and business data analytics; computational social science; materials design; network data science; and robotics. With a unique structure, GIDS

fosters industry engagement via the Center of Excellence (CoE) in Data

Science ( ). The CoE helps drive regional economic development through basic research, training, and technology development in all areas related to data science.

The University of Rochester is deeply committed to building a more diverse and representative faculty, and strongly encourages applications from groups underrepresented in computer science and in higher education. We have a vibrant Women in Computing / Minorities in Computing community, and were a charter member of the BRAID Initiative, which leveraged funding from major industrial sponsors to foster diversity and inclusivity in the undergraduate program and to rigorously evaluate factors that contribute to change. We are actively working to improve the environment for all underrepresented groups. The University of Rochester is a private, Tier I research

institution with approximately 6,500 undergraduates and 5,200 graduate students.

Anchoring the Finger Lakes region of western New York State, the greater Rochester area is home to over a million people, and offers unsurpassed quality of life, with a thriving arts scene, outstanding public schools, affordable housing, and a huge range of cultural and recreational opportunities.

Interested Individuals should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement and copies of or links to important publications and/or working papers and must arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted online. Upload of application materials will also require a statement of your commitment to advancing equity and fostering an inclusive and diverse community in academia. Application can be found and completed at the University of Rochester Faculty Recruiting website .

Applications must be received by January 1, 2022 to be guaranteed full consideration; submissions beyond this date risk being overlooked due to limited interview slots.

The University of Rochester, an Equal Opportunity Employer, has a strong commitment to diversity and actively encourages applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in higher education.

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