Iowa State University - Ames, IA

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The Department of Computer Science and the Department of Statistics at Iowa State University seek outstanding applicants for an Assistant or Associate Professor in big data analytics. This is a tenure track position with joint appointments in both departments. The tenure home department is negotiable.

This position will conduct research in big data analytics, publish in top tier venues in both machine learning and statistics; work with other researchers throughout campus who are involved in data driven discovery; secure research funding; and instruct undergraduate and graduate students.

Iowa State University is the nation's most student-centered public research university. One hundred majors, 800 student organizations, learning communities, undergraduate research opportunities, study abroad programs, and faculty committed to the land-grant principle of knowledge with practice has resulted in record enrollment, donations, and sponsored programs. ISU is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and is ranked as one of the top 50 public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. The university is located in Ames, a community ranked as one of the top 10 places to live in the U.S. by Money magazine.

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. in computer science, statistics, or a closely related field.

In addition to the above qualifications, applicants for an Associate Professor must meet university standards for appointment at this rank, including evidence of a substantial body of high quality publications and successful grant activity.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated potential for outstanding research in big data analytics.
Experience that demonstrates the ability to publish in top tier venues in both machine learning and statistics.
Experience that demonstrates the ability to secure research funding.
Experience that demonstrates outstanding undergraduate and graduate instruction.
Experience supervising research of graduate students and undergraduates.


Commensurate with qualifications

Special Conditions

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university's verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check.

Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please click on "Apply for this Vacancy" and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following documents:

1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae
2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter
3) Contact information for at least three references
4) Statement of Teaching/Research Interests
5) In addition, applicants may wish to attach up to 3 research papers. Attach as "Other Document(s)

Additionally, as part of our application process, we are asking you to provide the names and email addresses for three references. As soon as you submit your application, an automated email will be generated to your references with instructions on how to attach the reference letter to your application through a confidential on-line portal.

If you have questions regarding this vacancy, please email Abigail Andrews at or call 515-294-7609.

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

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