Director, Center for Data Science

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, November 10, 2017
Archive Date: 
Friday, January 5, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
New York University
Department Name: 
Center for Data Science
New York
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

New York University (NYU) seeks a director for its Center for Data Science (CDS). Candidates with imagination, energy, and experience are encouraged to apply, and could come from a wide range of professional backgrounds that involve data science. Among the qualities that the director should possess are:

  • An exceptional research record in data science or related fields.
  • Scientific leadership and vision.
  • Experience and capability to manage CDS, including developing new projects and programs, mentoring junior researchers, and administration of the center.
  • Ability to connect to a wide range of constituents in academia, industry, foundations, and government.

The Center for Data Science is located at NYU’s Washington Square campus in the heart of Greenwich Village and shares faculty with the Langone School of Medicine, the Tandon School of Engineering, the Stern School of Business, and the Faculty of Arts & Sciences. It borders many prominent high-tech companies—AIG, Facebook, Google, Microsoft among others—and is part of the neighborhood’s vibrant start-up culture. CDS has a strong interdisciplinary faculty and has established thriving Masters and PhD programs in data science.

The director will be responsible for recruiting and maintaining an exceptional faculty and administrative team, attracting high quality students, and building and sustaining partnerships with other units of NYU and in the local entrepreneurial ecosystem. The ideal director will enhance NYU’s prominence as a leader in data science research and education across a range of rapidly evolving fields.

To assist in this search, NYU has retained Park Square Executive Search. To nominate a candidate or to express interest in the opportunity in confidence, please email Jonathan Fortescue or Kyle Meingast at or call 617-401-2991. Applications will receive fullest consideration if received by 19 January 2018. The search will remain open until the position is filled.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, January 19, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, January 19, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
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