Marquette University invites applications for a Professor of Computer Science in the new Department of Computer Science (scheduled to launch in Fall 2019) and Co-Director of the Northwestern Mutual Data Science Institute (NM DSI). We are particularly interested in candidates whose area of expertise addresses one of the many facets of the broadly defined areas in data science and big data and can develop research collaborations with the institute’s partners. The Department highly regards and encourages interdisciplinary research in both academia and industry.
The NM DSI is a $40 million partnership between Northwestern Mutual, the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and Marquette University that seeks to create a world-class institute to transform the world through the power of data science. It is engaged in research, education, professional and academic career development, fostering innovation, and community impact. The mission of the institute is strongly aligned with the strategic goals of Marquette University. The institute is also aligned with regional commercial and academic efforts to advance technology in Milwaukee through programs in four key areas: talent, innovation, identity, and community.
Our campus is located in downtown Milwaukee, WI, a racially diverse city with convenient access to many government and private and nonprofit agencies, and ripe with opportunity for community engagement and research. Find out more about the city at http://choosemilwaukee.com/. Marquette University, an EOE that values diversity, is a Jesuit, Catholic university with a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs. We seek candidates who understand and respect the University’s Mission Statement, which can be found at https://www.marquette.edu/about/mission.php. Candidates from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.
Responsibilities include demonstrated excellence in teaching, research and service. This includes, but is not limited to, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, advising and directing undergraduate and graduate student research, performing service to the Department, College and University as well as the academic and civic and professional communities.
The Co-Director is expected to build highly regarded data science academic programs, develop a robust and successful research program, and create an environment of innovation with partners in the NM DSI and other collaborators in Southeast Wisconsin.
As one of three Co-Directors cooperatively provide leadership to the NM DSI, oversee the participation of all Marquette University students, faculty, and staff involved in the NM DSI and manage the operational responsibilities of Marquette University in the partnership, including budgeting and reporting as well as serving as Marquette’s liaison responsible for understanding and communicating the needs of the partners and the community to faculty and administration of multidisciplinary units on the Marquette University campus.