Department: IU Bloomington Public & Environmental Affairs
The School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) at Indiana University, Bloomington seeks a visionary, dynamic data scientist for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in the field of environmental informatics. We are particularly interested in applicants with a strong mathematical/statistical and computing background who have experience in developing, modifying, and implementing novel methodologies to extract and integrate information from large biological, chemical, ecological, and/or geospatial datasets. Preference will be given to candidates whose research leverages these datasets to improve our mechanistic and/or biological understanding of populations, communities, and/or ecosystems, and who seek to develop interdisciplinary collaborations with colleagues in environmental science, chemistry, biology, geography, and/or public health. Persons with experience and knowledge in applying Bayesian methods, machine and deep learning, and explainable artificial intelligence to complex environmental datasets are encouraged to apply.
Faculty at Indiana University have access to state-of-the-art facilities for genomics and bioinformatics through the Center for Genomics and Bioinformatics (https://cgb.indiana.edu/index.html), supercomputing and data science through the Pervasive Technology Institute (https://pti.iu.edu/index.html), and unique field opportunities through the facilities and extensive properties of the IU Research and Teaching Preserve (https://preserve.indiana.edu/). Founded in 1972, SPEA was the first school to combine public policy, management, and administration with environmental science. The School is committed to excellence in research, teaching, and service addressing critical issues in environmental science, policy and management (www.indiana.edu/~spea/research/index.shtml). Presently, SPEA ranks first in the nation in environmental policy and management in U.S. News and World Report. For more information see: http://www.indiana.edu/~spea.
Applicants should have a PhD in statistics, mathematics, environmental science, computational biology, or a related data science discipline, post-doctoral experience, and a record of publication commensurate with appointment at the Assistant Professor level. The successful applicant will be expected to establish and maintain an externally funded research program and contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching, including developing a graduate-level course in their area of specialty.
We are especially interested in applicants with a record of successful teaching and/or supervision of students and employees from all backgrounds (including first-generation college students, low-income students, racial and ethnic minorities, women, LGBTQ, etc.) and an interest in contributing to SPEA's programs, curricular offerings, and research portfolio in ways that enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion; applicants are encouraged to address these topics in the letter of application.
Department Contact for Questions:
Inquiries regarding the position should be sent to Joseph Shaw (firstname.lastname@example.org)
OAA #: 21808-15
Appointment Status: Tenure Track
Internal Number: 6501
About Indiana University
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.