Tenure Track Position - Data Analytics - School of Mathematical & Computational Sciences

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Academic Opening
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Date of Posting: 
January 9, 2017
School of Mathematical & Computational Science, Faculty of Science
Tenure Track Position - Data Analytics

The University of Prince Edward Island’s School of Mathematical and Computational Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of Data Analytics.

The School of Mathematical and Computational Sciences at UPEI consists of 16 professors and two instructors, and offers programs in Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Actuarial Science, Financial Mathematics, Data Analytics, Business Analytics, Video Game Programming and Mathematics with Engineering.

The School of Mathematical and Computational Sciences is in a period of expansion, with new programs and growing numbers of students. This position is one of several new tenure-track appointments in areas of Mathematical and Computational Sciences that the University of Prince Edward Island is making to support these new programs.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Data Analytics or Statistics with a research and teaching record of demonstrated excellence in areas related to Big Data Analytics. Preference will be given to applicants with a specialization in an area related to Climate Science (such as climate change, ocean science, environmental science, disaster Risk Assessment, or public health) and an interest in interdisciplinary collaboration.  The successful candidate would be expected to maintain an active research program and to teach broadly across all years. They would also participate in planning and implementation of new curriculum in support of Analytics programs and provide leadership in developing the Analytics programs, as well as contribute to the development and growth of UPEI’s expertise in Climate Change.

Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications. Full-time, permanent faculty receive a comprehensive fringe benefits package including group life, accidental death and dismemberment, supplemental health, travel insurance, pension, and long-term disability insurance.  This appointment is subject to final budgetary approval.

Start date: July 1, 2017

Applicants should send their full curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and experience, a statement of teaching philosophy and the names of three references to:

Gordon MacDonald, Associate Dean
School of Mathematical and Computational Sciences
University of Prince Edward Island
550 University Avenue
Charlottetown PE
Canada C1A 4P3
Telephone: (902) 628-4349
Email: smcs@upei.ca
Fax: (902) 566-0466

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment.

Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2017 and continue until a suitable applicant is identified.

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