Clinical Faculty of Data Science

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

The NYU Center for Data Science (CDS) seeks to fill a Clinical Faculty position in Data Science at its Washington Square campus.

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 primary responsibilities will be:

  • teaching and coordinating three (3) entry- and advanced-level courses for undergraduates- and masters-level students in Data Science during each of the Fall and Spring semesters. Topics of courses might include some subset of: probability and statistics, statistical modeling, causal inference, machine learning, computer vision, artificial intelligence, natural language processing, “big data”, visualization, programming for data science.

  • training and evaluating teaching assistants

  • other responsibilities related to the administration of the undergraduate and graduate programs including but not limited to: helping with the administration of admissions to the MSDS, designing and revising curricula when required, advising students on optimal course choices and sequences. ​​These other responsibilities may lead to a reduction in course load.

This Clinical Faculty position is not a tenured or tenured-track position. The initial appointment is typically for one (1) year with potential for three-year renewals.


Applicants must have a strong background in Data Science and a Ph.D. in a related field, as well as experience in and knowledge about undergraduate and graduate teaching, learning, and curricular issues.

Application Instructions

Please provide in your application:

  • A cover letter indicating how the position relates to your overall career plans

  • A complete curriculum vitae

  • Three confidential letters of recommendation are required, including one that focuses on your teaching. Please follow the prompts in the application. Once you submit your application, an automated email with a link will be generated to your recommenders asking them to upload their confidential letters of recommendation. 

  • A 1-2 page teaching statement

  • A teaching portfolio.  The portfolio may include a list of courses taught, sample teaching materials, evaluations of teaching, certifications, or other supporting documents.

  • (preferred, but optional) A 15-minute video of your teaching.  Upload your video to a public streaming site (such as YouTube or Vimeo) and submit the URL with your application.

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

Applications received before March 1, 2022 will be given full consideration.

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