CDS Faculty Fellow

NYU Center for Data Science
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 20, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Computer Sciences & Technology, Other Science & Technology
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

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The Center for Data Science (CDS) at New York University (NYU) invites applications for its highly prestigious CDS Faculty Fellow positions. Building on the success of the Moore-Sloan Fellows program, CDS has created a Faculty Fellow program to continue to develop outstanding researchers in Data Science. Alumni of the distinguished Moore-Sloan Fellowship program have secured top-level academic positions or industry jobs. For instance, our former Fellows obtained faculty positions here at NYU, the University of Chicago, Johns Hopkins, the University of Michigan, and the University of Amsterdam, to list just the most recent ones. 

CDS currently has up to 4 Faculty Fellowship positions available. Given the prestigious nature of the position, we offer a generous compensation package which may include NYU faculty housing as well as funds to support research and travel. Review of applications will occur in two waves: for those submitting by November 1, 2021 review begins immediately after that date. The second wave of reviews starts in late December 2021. Extension of fellowship offers will begin as soon as application review begins, with approximately equal numbers of positions available in each wave.

CDS is the focal point for NYU’s university-wide initiative in data science and statistics, established 8 years ago, and one of the country’s leading data science research and training facilities. CDS is a vibrant space with 18 jointly appointed faculty (growing to over 20 in the next two years) and 11 associated faculty across computer science, mathematics, engineering, neuroscience, linguistics, politics, psychology, physics, biology and business; a list of affiliate faculty spanning a wide range of NYU’s schools and departments, a highly successful Master’s program and one of the first Data Science PhD programs as well as the new undergraduate program in data science. CDS’ research focuses on tools and methods at the intersection between applied mathematics, data science, high-dimensional statistics, machine learning, optimization, and several data-driven application areas.

The CDS Faculty Fellow will be expected to work at the boundaries between the data-science methods and domain sciences. They are also encouraged to develop collaborations with faculty at CDS and NYU. They will lead original research projects of their choosing with impact in one or more scientific domains and in one or more methodological domains (computer science, statistics, and applied mathematics).

We seek outstanding interdisciplinary researchers with expertise in the methods of data science possibly with application in physical, life, or social science. The program recognizes that rapid advances in our ability to acquire and generate data are transforming all fields of discovery from data-poor to data-rich. A significant bottleneck to discovery is our ability to perform inference over heterogeneous, noisy, and often massive datasets. Successful candidates will bring a research agenda that can take advantage of the unique intellectual opportunities afforded by NYU, and will have experience in working with researchers across different fields.

This is a full-time, non-tenure position, with a light teaching load of one (1) CDS course per year as the primary instructor. You will also be expected to participate in service activities of the Center for Data Science (such as helping review admissions applications, committee work, etc.). Appointments will be for two years. Fellows will be offered a competitive salary and benefits, with funds to support research and travel. A start date of September 1, 2022 is planned.


Applicants must possess a doctorate degree.

Application Instructions

Please submit your curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and a brief statement of research interests (no longer than 4 pages) via our Interfolio application page.

The statement of research interests should mention the names of one or more faculty members associated with the NYU Center for Data Science who would have substantial intellectual overlap with the applicant’s interests and likely program of research. More information about relevant faculty members can be found at

We encourage applicants to include a brief statement describing how your research, teaching, and service contributes to diversity and inclusion.

If you would like your file to be considered in the first wave, please submit your application by November 1, 2021 for full consideration. If you would like your file to be considered in the second wave, submit by December 22, 2021 for full consideration. Any questions may be directed to our Director of Administration and Operations, Remi Moss who can be reached at:

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