Assistant Professor Tenure Track – Data Analytics Machine Learning, Databases

  • Purdue University, Computer and Information Technology Department
  • 401 N Grant St, West Lafayette, IN, USA
  • Feb 02, 2021
Full time Computer Science/Info Tech/Systems

Job Description


Purdue University's Department of Computer and Information Technology invites applications for (2) Tenure Track Faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor for the West Lafayette campus beginning in August 2021 in the area of Data Analytics, Machine Learning, Data Engineering, and Database Management Systems.

The selected candidates will be expected to develop active research programs in these areas and to participate in both undergraduate and graduate course delivery and development in related topics. These candidates will contribute to the department’s effort to build on its long-standing data-oriented concentration to create a new data analytics and applications major. Additionally, the hires will be expected to participate actively in Purdue's Integrative Data Science Initiative (IDSI) and engage across campus in related endeavors.

Purdue University is a leading land-grant, research-intensive university. Purdue ‘s strategic plan is focused on enhancing student success with careers in a dynamic global society, enhancing interdisciplinary discovery and discoveries into innovations with economic impact, and utilizing the assets of the institution to address grand challenges of humanity.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

All candidates must have an earned PhD Degree in a related field by the start of employment. Responsibilities also include engagement with industry, the community, and colleagues within the computing discipline. Additional information about the department can be found at

Application Details

Applications should include a cover letter, complete curriculum vitae with the names and addresses of three references, and both teaching and research statements. Optionally, applicants may include copies of relevant publications.

All candidates must apply through SuccessFactors. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates are requested to submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching, research philosophy statement, a diversity statement, a professional portfolio, and a list of three professional references with contact information.


Purdue University's Department of Computer and Information Technology is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort including discovery, instruction, and engagement.  Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

A background check is required for employment in this position.

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.


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