HDSI Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute (HDSI) and the UC Berkeley Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing have created a joint two-year postdoctoral fellowship opening aimed at preparing outstanding researchers for academic and leadership careers in the theoretical aspects of Data Science. The postdoctoral Fellow will be based at HDSI and will spend up to one quarter per year at the Simons Institute in Berkeley.  The jointly-appointed fellow will be given a research budget and faculty-type office, as well as a subsidy to cover the housing expenses during the course of postdoctoral appointment. Though not required, fellows will have the option to teach one or two data-science related classes during their two-year appointment.

The Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute at UC San Diego is an academic unit with undergraduate and (upcoming) graduate degree programs in Data Science. The Institute’s core faculty consists of 47 faculty members with sole full-time appointment at the Institute or with a joint appointment in another academic department. Among the departments with jointly appointed faculty with HDSI are: Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Bioengineering, Mathematics, Cognitive Science, Neurobiology, Neurosciences, Biostatistics, Communications and Philosophy. The postdoctoral fellows will be able to work with any of the faculty members on the faculty council of the Institute. 

More information about the institute and its faculty can be found here: https://datascience.ucsd.edu and here: https://datascience.ucsd.edu/about/faculty/hdsi-faculty-council/.

Applicants are encouraged to consult the current research initiatives at HDSI, which are listed here: https://datascience.ucsd.edu/research/. Exceptional, self-motivated candidates with outstanding research records are encouraged to apply. We also encourage you to visit UC Berkeley Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing: https://simons.berkeley.edu/.

All applications received by February 15, 2021 will receive full consideration. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Postdoc positions will normally start July 1, 2021. Positions are normally for two years. Appointments and salary are commensurate with research experience and accomplishments following current UCSD guidelines.

Application materials required:

  • Cover letter indicating your interest in HDSI and identifying UCSD researchers with whom you may have common research interests
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Publication list
  • Research Interests and Plans
  • 3 Reference Letters (to be uploaded by the letter writers via Academicjobsonline.org)
  • Teaching experience or diversity activities (optional)
  • As additional information, applicants should specify any teaching experience they have, especially related to data science, and any activities that have broadened participation and that support institutional goals for equity and diversity.

Application must be submitted through: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/13192

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity (http://diversity.ucsd.edu).