Penn State is adding new open-rank faculty positions to build on existing excellence in astrophysics, data sciences, computational and statistical sciences, through a cluster hire with a theme of Data Sciences for application to large astronomical surveys, such as the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST). We seek outstanding data scientists with experience applying advanced statistical and computational methods to making research breakthroughs with large astronomical surveys, a compelling vision for extending their research program into the LSST-era, and a demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary research and education.
Successful candidates will become part of the Institute for CyberScience. They will be expected to contribute to a collaborative, interdisciplinary, scholarly community focused on the development and application of innovative computational and statistical methods. Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in a relevant field (e.g., astronomy, astrophysics, big data systems, computer science, data sciences, high-performance computing, informatics, machine learning, physics, or statistics) prior to starting. We encourage applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds, candidates interested in developing interdisciplinary research programs to increase the scientific impact of LSST, and candidates interested in teaching in Computer Science and/or Data Sciences, a new intercollege undergraduate major.
Candidates are encouraged to identify collaboration opportunities within ICS and/or Penn State’s others centers of excellence, such as the Center for Astrostatistics, Center for Big Data Analytics and Discovery Informatics, Center for Machine Learning and Applications, and Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos. Penn State is a member institution of the LSST, a partner in the Hobby-Eberly Telescope (HET) and the HET Dark Energy Experiment, a Participating Institution in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, a major partner in the Chandra and Swift X-ray observatories, and home to Astrophysical Multimessenger Observatory Network.
To apply, please visit https://psu.jobs/job/82072 and upload only basic personal information, but not other information listed below. In addition, interested applicants must submit the following material to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11590 for the application to be complete: (1) cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae including publications list; and (3) a description of future research plans and teaching interests. Applicants should also arrange for three references to be submitted via AcademicJobsOnline. In order to accommodate the multidisciplinary nature of this search review of applications will begin October 1, 2018 and continue until all positions are filled. Complete applications received by December 31, 2018 are guaranteed to receive full consideration.
Additional information on this position can be found at https://psu.jobs/job/82072.
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