Junior Faculty Position

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Junior Faculty Position
New York University Arts and Science 

The Department of Economics in the Faculty of Arts and Science and the NYU Center for Data Science invite applications for one junior tenure track position (“Assistant Professor of Economics and Data Science”) to begin September 1, 2019, subject to administrative and budgetary approval.   

This position is a joint appointment between the Department of Economics and the Center for Data Science, distinct from other junior tenure track positions at the Department of Economics. The successful candidate will be a faculty member in both units, with teaching, service, and other professional duties split between them.  

Candidates must have outstanding research records, including a proven research record in data science with applications to economics. Examples of data science research areas could include inter alia supervised and unsupervised learning, “big data”, natural language processing, computer vision, neural networks and non-convex optimization. Responsibilities of the position include instruction of undergraduate and/or graduate courses within the Department of Economics and Center for Data Science.  

Applications should be completed by December 1, 2018. Candidates should submit curriculum vita, statement of research, recent papers, and the names of three references through 
 http://apply.interfolio.com/57087. Because diversity is an important part of the NYU mission, as part of your letter of interest, please describe briefly how diversity figures into your past, present and future teaching and, if applicable, research. Please visit our website at: http://as.nyu.edu/econ/home/faculty-openings.html for information on how to apply.   

NYU Economics, housed within the division of Arts & Sciences, is one of the world’s leading economic research departments. With a faculty operating on the frontier of knowledge about markets, data, psychology and their all-important interaction, it is consistently ranked as one of the top departments for academic study in economics.  

Center for Data Science (CDS) is the focal point for NYU’s university-wide initiative in data science, established 5 years ago, and one of the country’s leading data science research and training facilities. CDS is a vibrant space with about 15 jointly appointed faculty (growing to over 20 in the next two years) and about 10 associated faculty across computer science, mathematics, engineering, neuroscience, linguistics, politics, psychology, physics, biology and business; a list of affiliate faculty spanning a wide range of  NYU’s schools and departments, a highly successful Masters program 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 Faculty of Arts and Science at NYU is at the heart of a leading research university that spans the globe. We seek scholars of the highest caliber, who embody the diversity of the United States as well as the global society in which we live. We strongly encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, and other individuals who are under-represented in the profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, gender and sexual identity, or any other legally protected basis. NYU affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we strive to build the strongest possible university with the widest reach. To learn more about the FAS commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion, please read (

EOE/Affirmative Action/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.