Senior Research Associate in Data Science

Chicago, Illinois
12 Aug 2020
End of advertisement period
10 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Senior Research Associate in Data Science
Department of Computer Science, Physical Sciences Division
Position Type: Other Academic Appointee
Chicago, IL


The University of Chicago invites applications for a Senior Research Associate position in the area of Data Science. The selected candidate will have a leadership role in Data Science. The appointment will be for a term of up to five years, renewable. This position has competitive salary and benefits. 

The University of Chicago is initiating an ambitious plan for research and education in Data Science including new academic programs. The initiative is a collaboration among the Department of Computer Science, the Department of Statistics, and other units on campus. We particularly seek individuals who can provide oversight of the Data Science Initiative, including strategic planning and goal setting, and can help establish collaborations across the university with faculty and academic leadership to align Data Science Initiative offerings with areas of opportunities. The selected candidate needs to understand the intersection between research, applied science and the private sector, and demonstrate experience in growing and leading a team.

The Departments of Computer Science ( and Statistics ( at University of Chicago are home to a diverse community of educators and researchers focused on advancing the foundations of statistics and computing, and driving their most advanced applications. The larger data science community includes the Center for Data and Applied Computing, the Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago (TTIC), the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation and Argonne National Laboratory. 


A Ph.D. in Statistics, Computer Science, Mathematics or a related field required; research experience in data science; and experience in leading a Data Science initiative or institute.

Application Instructions

Applications must be submitted online through the University of Chicago‚Äôs Academic Jobs website: Review of applications will begin on August 11, 2020 and will continue until all positions are filled. 

The following materials are required:

  • cover letter;
  • curriculum vitae

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-1032 or email with their request.