[Ieee_vis_open_positions] Iowa State University - Faculty Position

Heike Hofmann hofmann at mail.iastate.edu
Fri Dec 7 18:22:56 CET 2012

Assistant or Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science and Department of Statistics

Iowa State University seeks applicants for assistant or associate professor in big data analytics. This is a tenure track position with joint appointments in both the computer science and statistics departments. The tenure home department is negotiable. The successful candidate will conduct research in big data analytics; publish in top tier venues in both machine learning and statistics; work with other researchers throughout campus who are involved in data driven discovery; secure research funding; and instruct undergraduate and graduate students.

Iowa State’s doctoral program in statistics is ranked as one of the top programs in the country, and Snedecor Hall, home of the department, has recently undergone a $9 million renovation. The computer science department offers nationally and internationally recognized research and educational programs and both departments play a central role in a number of nationally recognized interdisciplinary programs.

Iowa State University is the nation’s most student-centered public research university. One hundred majors, 800 student organizations, learning communities, undergraduate research opportunities, study abroad programs, and faculty committed to the land-grant principle of knowledge with practice has resulted in record enrollment, donations, and sponsored programs. Iowa State is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and is ranked as one of the top 50 public universities in the nation by U.S.News and World Report. The university is located in Ames, Iowa, a community ranked as one of the top 10 places to live in the United States by Money magazine. See www.iastate.edu/about. 

Qualifications: Ph.D. in computer science, statistics, or a closely related field. In addition, applicants for associate professor must meet university standards for appointment at this rank, including evidence of a substantial body of high quality publications and successful grant activity.

Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated potential for outstanding research in big data analytics; experience that demonstrates the following abilities: to publish in top tier venues in both machine learning and statistics and to secure research funding; and also experience that demonstrates outstanding undergraduate and graduate instruction and supervising research of graduate and undergraduate students.

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women and minorities. Iowa State University is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples, offers family-friendly policies, and is the recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE award for gender equity and a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award for broadening participation in the professoriate.

Applications should be submitted online at www.iastatejobs.com; search for vacancy #121180. Review of applications will begin on January 7, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled.


Heike Hofmann                                           2413 Snedecor / 2624C Howe
Associate Professor                                                     phone 515 294 8948
Department of Statistics                                                     fax 515 294 4040
Iowa State University                            www.public.iastate.edu/~hofmann

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