Assistant Research Professor, Data Science

  • Professional
  • Stamford, CT
  • Posted 4 days ago
  • Expires on: March 4, 2022

University of Connecticut
Computer Science Engineering

The Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) Department at the University of Connecticut (UConn) seeks applications for a non-tenure track Research Assistant Professor position with expertise in Data Science. The position has a preferred start date of August 23, 2022 and is based in Stamford, Connecticut.

The University of Connecticut, with additional funding from the state, is embarking on a unique and innovative multi-year data science initiative in Stamford. The initiative itself is comprised of three primary components: 1) the establishment of a data science technology incubator built as an extension of UConn’s technology incubation program (TIP) program the largest and most successful tech incubator in Connecticut (, 2) the creation of the Stamford Startup Studio, a yearlong entrepreneurial co-op experience for extremely motivated and talented undergraduates, and 3) a cluster hire of five cutting-edge data science faculty researchers spanning four colleges/schools at UConn. The components of the initiative will work closely together – students and startups alongside top data science researchers – thus building a foundation to support both the mission of the institution and the continued economic development of the State. The present job ad deals specifically with the data science research faculty hire in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. The position emphasizes research and is situated in a newly updated Class A office building across the street from the UConn Stamford campus (co-located with UConn’s data science incubator).

This is a full-time, 9-month, renewable, non-tenure track appointment for Research Assistant Professor in Data Science. It is preferred that the successful candidate begins work on or before August 23, 2022. The position will be fully funded for the first 1.5 years. The successful candidate will be expected to secure 50% of their salary from external sources for the following 1.5 years and 100% thereafter. The position includes full benefits (, a start-up package to provide a research runway, and minimal non-research responsibilities. The salary will be commensurate with experience, with the ability to further supplement annual salary with 3-months of external funding. Employment is conditional upon the timely completion of an approved I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification Form).

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