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LINGUIST List 23.3945

Mon Sep 24 2012

Jobs: Comp Ling; Mathematics; Statistics, Data Mining: Asst Prof, U of Memphis

Editor for this issue: Amy Brunett <brunettlinguistlist.org>

Date: 21-Sep-2012
From: Vasile Rus <vrusmemphis.edu>
Subject: Computational Linguistics; Mathematics; Statistics, Data Mining: Assistant Professor, University of Memphis, Tennessee, USA
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University or Organization: University of Memphis
Department: Institute for Intelligent Systems / Mathematics
Job Location: Tennessee, USA
Web Address: https://www.memphis.edu/iis/
Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Mathematics, Statistics, Data Mining


Description:

The Institute for Intelligent Systems (IIS) and the Department of
Mathematics at the University of Memphis invite applications for a
tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin in August 2013. The
position is a 9 month appointment to the IIS with a home in the Department
of Mathematics.

Applicants must have completed (or be completing) a Ph.D. in mathematics,
statistics, or a related field, and must have a record of interdisciplinary
research. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications. A
successful candidate will be expected to spearhead new externally funded
research initiatives, to build and lead a team of graduate students in
Ph.D. research, and to teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

All candidates with empirical interdisciplinary research related to
statistics will be considered. General areas of research could be in
statistical computing and computer experiments including Bayesian and
nonparametric procedures, analysis of massive data, and data mining.
Specific areas of interest include probabilistic and Bayesian procedures
for graphical models, spectral clustering, classification methods, and
pattern detection applied to social science research, education
assessments, and social and cognitive theory, among others. Candidates
whose research areas strengthen existing areas of IIS researchers are
particularly encouraged to apply.

The Institute for Intelligent Systems consists of 31 faculty members across
9 departments including Communication Sciences and Disorders, Computer
Science, Engineering, Education, Linguistics, Philosophy and Psychology.
The IIS offers a graduate certificate in Cognitive Science and is
affiliated with BA and MS programs in other departments. The IIS has
received over $30 million in external awards in the past four years.
Further information about the Institute for Intelligent Systems can be
found at http://iis.memphis.edu.

The University of Memphis, Department of Mathematics is a highly ranked
program nationally, offering MS and PhD degrees in both mathematics and
statistics. Its 37 faculty members are among the best research groups in
the world in the area of Graph Theory and Combinatorics as well as very
highly regarded research groups in Partial Differential Equations, Ergodic
Theory and Dynamics, Analysis, and Bio-Statistics. The Department website
may be found at the university URL.

Please complete an on-line application at the application URL below. Click
on the faculty box to find the posting for Assistant Professor. You will be
required to upload a cover letter, research and teaching statements,
curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Application review
will begin December 15, 2012, and will continue until the position is
filled. The University of Memphis is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer. We urge all qualified applicants to apply for this
position. Appointment will be based on qualifications as they relate to
position requirements without regard to race, color, national origin,
religion, age, gender, handicap or veteran status. Successful candidates
must meet guidelines of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. For
any questions regarding this position, please contact the chair of the
search committee, Dr. Vasile Rus, at the contact email address below.

Application Deadline: 15-Dec-2012

Web Address for Applications: http://workforum.memphis.edu
Contact Information:
Vasile Rus
Email: vrusmemphis.edu

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