Multiple Faculty Positions in Computing & Data Sciences


  • Professional
  • Boston, MA
  • Posted 1 month ago
  • Expires on: December 31, 2020

Boston University
Faculty of Computing & Data Sciences

The Faculty of Computing & Data Sciences at Boston University invites applications for three faculty positions. Qualifications required of all applicants include a PhD in any of the disciplines that span computing and data sciences; a strong record of research; a demonstrated capacity for interdisciplinary collaboration; and a commitment to innovation in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Founded in 2019, CDS is a university-wide, degree-granting academic unit comprising scholars in core and applied areas of computing and data science. CDS will be housed in an iconic 19-story building with a convention-bending design inside and out at the heart of the BU Campus.

BU expects excellence in teaching and in research and is committed to building a culturally, racially, and ethnically diverse scholarly community, which is essential to its mission. While all candidates will be considered, special attention will be given to candidates from underrepresented groups. Candidates working in the following broad areas of research should apply:

(1) Research examining issues related to the design and analysis of algorithmic, computational, and data-driven/AI decision systems within the context of legal, societal, and public policy frameworks, including the consideration of verifiability, transparency, privacy, security, and trust of computing and data systems as they relate to concepts of autonomy, consent, governance, liability, equity, fairness, and ethics.

(2) Research on design and implementation of data mining, machine learning, and AI systems, which are inspired by concepts from, or address unique challenges arising in specific application domains, ranging from the natural, physical, biomedical, and social sciences to public health, education, business intelligence, emerging media communications, computational humanities, human-computer interactions, and digital arts.

(3) Research at the interface of social sciences, economics, and computation, including algorithmic mechanism design, computational social choice, bounded rationality and regret minimization, explainable machine learning, behavioral modeling for autonomous and multi-agent systems, data markets, pricing and fair division of shared resources, reputation systems, online and multisided marketplace platforms, and human-centered AI.

We are accepting applications for a tenured position in the first area identified above and tenure-track positions in the other two areas. Information about all positions is available at https://www.bu.edu/cds-faculty/join-us/faculty-positions-available/.

BU is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.