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Brown CS Announces A Faculty Search In The Area Of Machine Learning, Broadly Construed


    The Department of Computer Science at Brown University (Brown CS) seeks applicants under a focused cluster hiring plan for multiple anticipated tenure-track faculty positions in the area of machine learning, broadly construed (including, but not limited to machine learning for speech, vision, robotics and text; machine learning theory; systems and languages for machine learning; deep learning; unsupervised learning; relational learning; reinforcement learning; optimization; and data mining).

    Brown is launching a university-wide Data Science Initiative being led by the Computer Science, Applied Math, Biostatistics and Math departments, who are closely collaborating to create a rich, multi-disciplinary research and education environment around data science and engineering. The Data Science Initiative identified machine learning as a priority area. Successful candidates are expected to actively participate in these ongoing efforts.

    The positions are expected to start on September 1, 2017. In selecting candidates, we will consider quality of research, teaching, and compatibility with the needs and interests of the department. The position is open for all ranks with preference given to junior candidates. The department is committed to building a diverse faculty and strongly encourages women, underrepresented minorities and those who can contribute, through their research, teaching or service, to the excellence, diversity and inclusivity of our academic community. We strongly encourage the candidates to report any relevant experience and plans in their teaching statements.

    The department has 27 tenured and tenure-track faculty members as well as several adjunct, research, and visiting faculty members. Department members frequently take advantage of Brown's interdisciplinary culture via collaborations with numerous other departments and centers, including Africana Studies, Applied Mathematics, Art, Biology, Brain Science, Cognitive Linguistic and Psychological Sciences, Computational Molecular Biology, Computer Vision, Economics, Engineering, Mathematics, Medicine, the Physical Sciences, and Psychology.

    Brown University is located in Providence, RI, close to Narragansett Bay, an hour from Boston and about three hours from New York City. Providence has been consistently rated as among the Northeast's most livable cities and is home to diverse intellectual, artistic, and business communities.

    Junior applicants must have completed all requirements for the doctoral degree by the start of the position. The initial appointment as assistant professor is for four years and is renewable. Applicants for a junior position must submit three letters of reference, and senior candidates should submit five names of references whom the committee may contact. To apply, please use Interfolio. Applications will be considered until the position(s) are filled but we strongly encourage the candidates to submit complete applications (including reference letters) by December 16, 2016 for full consideration.

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    Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.