At: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Location: Edwardsville, IL
Position: Director of the Center for Predictive Analytics/(Associate) Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) is establishing the Center for Predictive Analytics (C-PAN), a university wide research center consisting of collaborating SIUE faculty who utilize state-of-the-art mathematical, statistical, computational and machine learning tools and techniques to analyze data, produce predictions, and assess the probabilities of future events. C-PAN forges relationships with businesses and governmental agencies to provide analysis of the multitude of data that these organizations collect to help them craft good policy and create effective practices. We are seeking an innovative, visionary director for the center who will provide centralized leadership in establishing research and educational initiatives across academic units at SIUE. Specifically, the director will: (a) Create multidisciplinary research collaborations across the university; (b) Foster partnerships with other universities, government agencies, and industry; (c) facilitate the pursuit of external funding opportunities; (d) Educate, mentor, and provide real-world experiences to graduate students; (e) Promote the ethical uses of predictive analytics; (f) Bring together academic researchers, educators, and industry experts to share ideas through regional workshops, seminars, and conferences. The position of director is a 12-month appointment with the opportunity of tenure in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. The director will report to the Associate Provost for Research.
SIUE is a nationally recognized university that provides students with a high-quality, affordable education that prepares them for successful careers and lives of purpose to shape a changing world. Built on the foundation of a broad-based liberal education, and enhanced by hands-on research and real-world experiences, the academic preparation SIUE students receive equips them to thrive in the global marketplace and make our communities better places to live.
Situated on 2,660 acres of beautiful woodland atop the bluffs overlooking the natural beauty of the Mississippi River’s rich bottom land and only a short drive from downtown St. Louis, the SIUE campus is home to a diverse student body of more than 13,000.
A terminal degree and eligibility for rank of Associate Professor in Mathematics, Statistics, or closely related field is required, however, a full Professor in these fields is preferred. The successful candidate must have a record of working collaboratively with internal and external academic and corporate constituents. Extensive track record of successful grant writing and capability to lead institutional change processes in a university setting are also essential.
Terms of Appointment
Full-time, twelve-month appointment with the opportunity of tenure in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. The start date for the position will be in August 2019.
Source of Funds
Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits package included.
Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts and a list of three references. Electronic submission are preferred and may be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Printed application packages may be mailed to:
Chair of the C-PAN Director Search
c/o Nina Conrad
SIUE College of Arts and Sciences
Edwardsville, Il 62026-1608
All application materials should be submitted to the department by February 28th, 2019 for priority review.
SIUE is a state university - benefits under state sponsored plans may not be available to holders of F1 or J1 visas.
Applicants will be subject to a background check prior to an offer of employment.
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workforce. We will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, national origin, religion, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation or veteran’s status. We encourage applications from women, minorities, protected veterans and people with disabilities.
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