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Professorship (open rank) in Data Science

Università della Svizzera italiana

  • Department: Faculty of Informatics / Institute of Computational Science
  • City: Lugano
  • Country: Switzerland
  • Posted on: Wednesday, 17 May 2017
  • Application Deadline: Friday, 01 September 2017

Job Description

USI, the Università della Svizzera italiana, located in Lugano, Switzerland, invites applications from candidates of excellent international research standing and visibility for a Professor position in Data Science with open rank. The position will be located in the Institute of Computational Science (ICS), Faculty of Informatics. ICS was established in 2008 and is one of the largest institutes in Computational Science in Switzerland. The ICS wants to expand its activities in the area of data science.

The successful candidate is expected to conduct world-class research in Data Science with a strong focus on computational methods, their statistical and mathematical analysis, and their applications. The successful candidate is expected to contribute actively to the growth of the field Data Science at the ICS. Interdisciplinary work is welcome. The successful candidate will contribute to teaching at all levels in the faculty of informatics, including the teaching offers of the ICS related to Data Science and Computational Science.

Candidates from statistics, applied mathematics, physics, computer science, quantitative social sciences and related disciplines are particularly encouraged to apply.

USI is committed to increasing the proportion of female professors, and therefore encourages female candidates to apply. The official teaching language of the Faculty is English

Basic requisites

  • PhD or equivalent

Applications with curriculum vitae, list of publications, names of three referees, and statements on research and teaching should be sent in electronic form to DataScience@usi.ch.

Applications received by September 1st, 2017 will be given priority. Targeted starting date for the position is February 1st, 2018.

General information about the Faculty of Informatics can be found at http://www.inf.usi.ch
General information about the Institute of Computational Science can be found at http://ics.usi.ch.

Questions concerning the position and the ICS can be addressed to DataScience@usi.ch and to the director of the ICS, Prof. R. Krause, rolf.krause@usi.ch