Open-rank faculty position in Data Science -- School of Applied Mathematics, Fundacao Getulio Vargas, Rio de Janeiro

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Diego Parente

Jun 16, 2023, 3:48:42 PMJun 16

The School of Applied Mathematics at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV EMAp) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, invites applications for one open-rank faculty position in Data Science to strengthen and complement our existing research activity in this area.

We are looking for established researchers (associate/full professor) or outstanding young researchers (assistant professor) who have demonstrated research and teaching expertise in Data Science. We will prioritize applicants whose research focuses on natural language processing, computer vision, reinforcement learning, network science and data mining, but we also welcome applications from other fields in Data Science.

The successful candidate is expected to develop an externally funded research programme, publish in high impact venues, supervise research (postgraduate) students, teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and provide service to the department and institution. Peer-reviewed external funding is expected to be obtained and sustained. Industrial partnerships are also strongly encouraged.


The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related discipline, at the time of the appointment. At the assistant professor level, the applicant is expected to have a compatible track of publications and strong potential for publishing in top ranked venues. At higher levels (associate or full professor) the applicant is expected to have an established line of research with a strong publication record, proven ability to attract external funding, and an established research network.

The successful candidate will also possess excellent communication and presentation skills, being capable of teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate students across our portfolio of Data Science courses. Fluence in Portuguese is desirable, but not required. However, by the end of the second year the applicant may be required to teach in Portuguese.

Start-up package

A generous package is available to provide the necessary resources for starting a successful independent research programme. These include computational infrastructure, lab space as well as postdoctoral positions and support for graduate students. There is also the possibility to apply internally for core-funded projects. During the first year, it will be possible to arrange for a reduced teaching load.

Salary and Benefits

We offer an internationally competitive salary commensurate with level of appointment – gross monthly salary ranges from R$ 20,300 to R$ 39,400 (4,050-7,900 USD), which is higher than any similar academic institution in Brazil. The benefits include health and dental plans, support for young children’s education and private pension fund.



Applicants should send their applications to: including:

  1. a cover letter describing their experience, interests, and suitability for the position;
  2. a curriculum vitae;
  3. teaching statement;
  4. research statement;
  5. electronic version of their best 3 publications (assistant professor) or best 5 publications (associate or full professor) in the past 5 years

Applicants must also arrange for three reference letters to be sent by the referees to Reference letters must be sent before the application deadline.

To be considered at the associate or full professor level, the candidate should also include evidence of experience in directing graduate students.

The deadline for applications is June 26th, 2023. Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview by July 3rd, 2023. A first round of online interviews will be scheduled starting from July 10th. Selected candidates will then be invited to FGV for final interviews and in-person meetings. Further enquiries should be sent to Prof. Cesar Camacho, Head of the School, by email

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