Faculty Position in Data Science and Applied Mathematics at NYU

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Faculty Position in Data Science and Applied Mathematics

The Center for Data Science (CDS) and the Department of Mathematics within the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences seeks candidates for one (1) open-rank joint faculty position, anticipated to begin in September 2023. Faculty members are expected to be outstanding scholars and to participate in teaching at all levels from undergraduate to doctoral.

We seek to develop our strength at the interface between machine learning and science, leveraging advances in data science.  Machine learning has the possibility of transforming our ability to model multi-scale physics, chemistry and biology. We are particularly focused on expanding in the area of data science for physics applications (e.g., fluid dynamics, climate science) and computational applied sciences with machine learning. Exceptional candidates from other data-science relevant areas will be considered as well. Successful candidates could potentially hold cross appointments with physics.

This search is part of a cluster hire in Predicting Climate Change and its Impacts: From the Global to Urban Scale that includes the departments of Mathematics and Computer Science in the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Civil and Urban Engineering in the Tandon School of Engineering, and the Center for Data Science. Advances in climate science prediction will require transformative developments in and between mathematics, data science, computer science, physics, engineering and geoscience. More information about this cluster, and NYU’s broader Faculty Cluster Hiring Initiative, can be found on the Faculty Cluster Initiative, and Cluster Proposals pages. Additional faculty positions will be advertised as part of the cluster, with the intention of creating a diverse, inter-disciplinary cohort to devise cutting-edge research and curricular development. Inquiries about this position and its role within the cluster should be addressed to climatecl...@nyu.edu.

CDS is the focal point for NYU’s university-wide initiative in data science and statistics, established 9 years ago, and one of the country’s leading data science research and training facilities. CDS is a vibrant space with about 21 jointly appointed faculty and 10 associated faculty across computer science, mathematics, engineering, neuroscience, linguistics, politics, psychology, physics, biology and business; a list of affiliated faculty spanning a wide range of NYU’s schools and departments, a highly successful undergraduate and Master’s programs, and one of the first Data Science PhD programs. CDS’s research focuses on tools and methods at the intersection between applied mathematics, data science, high-dimensional statistics, machine learning, optimization, and several data-driven application areas.

The Courant Institute’s Mathematics Department is a world-renowned center for applied mathematics (including math for data science and machine learning), scientific computing, PDEs, analysis, probability, geometry and other fields. Courant is also the home of NYU’s department of Computer Science, which is a leader in machine learning and AI, among other fields.

CDS and the Courant Institute (both Math and CS) host vibrant interdisciplinary PhD programs and a number of faculty hold joint appointments at the Center for Data Science and the Courant Institute.


PhD in applied math and/or applied physics or a related quantitative field is required.

Application Instructions

Please include a cover letter, CV, a short statement of your research and teaching interests, and at least three confidential recommendation letters. We encourage applicants to include a brief statement describing how your research, teaching, and service contributes to diversity and inclusion.

Applications and supporting documents received by Friday, December 16 will receive full consideration.

Please submit your application via the Climate Cluster Position Interfolio application page.

Equal Opportunity Statement:

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NYU is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its recruitment and hiring process without regard to age, alienage, caregiver status, childbirth, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, domestic violence victim status, ethnicity, familial status, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital status, military status, national origin, parental status, partnership status, predisposing genetic characteristics, pregnancy, race, religion, reproductive health decision making, sex, sexual orientation, unemployment status, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.

Sustainability Statement 

NYU aims to be among the greenest urban campuses in the country and carbon neutral by 2040. Learn more at nyu.edu/sustainability

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