Yale University's Department of Statistics and Data Science invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions at all levels to start in July 2021. The Department especially encourages applications from scholars working in the areas of Machine Learning, Data Science, and Applied Statistics. Current faculty in the department have Ph.D.s in fields including Applied Mathematics, Brain & Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Political Science, and Statistics. We take a broad and multi-faceted view of Data Science, which we consider the foundation of cross disciplinary research crucial to solving fundamental problems in areas including Science, Health, Economic and Financial technology, and Public, Social and Environmental Policy. We consider the responsible and ethical use of data, algorithms and machine learning to be critical. All areas of expertise related to Statistics and Data Science will be considered.
The Department of Statistics and Data Science at Yale is growing and has hired seven faculty in the last three years, five of whom hold joint appointments with other departments. The Department has a growing Ph.D. program and a new undergraduate major in Statistics and Data Science. In 2018, Yale announced that Data Science would be one of its top five priority areas for new investments in Science. The initiatives proposed by the University Science Strategy Committee include the establishment of a University-wide Institute for Integrative Data Science and its Mathematical Foundations. The Institute will foster collaboration between many different components of the University, bringing together faculty and students across the sciences, social sciences, medical school, law school, arts and humanities. New faculty in the Department of Statistics and Data Science will have an opportunity to play a key role in developing this new institute.
Joint appointments with the Department of Computer Science may be available to interested applicants. Faculty with a strong interest in Computer Science are also advised to apply to the openings in that department and are welcome to apply to both departments.
Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.