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Assistant Professor in Data Science

Organisation
London School of Economics
Reference
VAC-14658
Contract Type
Permanent
Sector
Education
Location
London
Salary
£54,984
Expiry Date
31/10/2018
Applications for this new post are invited from outstanding candidates in the field of data science, including machine learning and statistical approaches.

Job Description

The successful candidate will join an established and successful department and contribute to its research and teaching in data science. The post is tenable from 2nd September 2019. You will maintain an active research programme and contribute to the general work of the department, including the teaching of a range of courses in data science.

 

You will have expertise and research interests in data science and have an established track record or trajectory of research at a level of international excellence and proven ability, as evidenced by existing publications, or potential to publish in top journals in data science. You will have a completed (or nearly-completed) PhD in computer science, mathematics, statistics or other related area, by the post start date. You will have experience of undertaking research in methodology of data science (including, but not limited to, supervised learning, unsupervised learning, reinforcement learning, deep learning, optimisation for machine learning, statistical models and inference, data mining, network data analysis, and natural language processing).

 

You will have the ability to teach data science courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. In particular, the teaching may include courses in recently established MSc in Data Science programme run by the Department of Statistics.

 

The successful candidate will join a vibrant research environment in the department as well as in the school with exciting developments and growing activities in data science area. 

 

The other criteria that will be used when shortlisting for this post can be found in the person specification, which is attached to this vacancy on the LSE’s online recruitment system.

 

In addition to a competitive salary the benefits that come with this job include an occupational pension scheme, a research incentive scheme with personal reward options, generous research leave (sabbatical) entitlement, a collegial faculty environment and excellent support, training and development opportunities.

 

For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification.

 

To apply for this post, please go to www.lse.ac.uk/LSEJobs. If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page. Should you have any queries about the role, please email the Head of the Department of Statistics, Professor Pauline Barrieu (P.M.Barrieu@lse.ac.uk).

 

The closing date for receipt of applications is 31 October 2018 (23.59 UK time). We are unable to accept any late applications.