Faculty Positions in Statistics & Operations Research at Georgia Tech Shenzhen Institute
Georgia Tech Shenzhen Institute,Tianjin University
Type: Full Time
Required Education: Doctorate
Academic / College and University
(Open Until Filled; Initial Review in June 2021)
The Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) program (www.analytics.gatech.edu) at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) invites applications for tenure track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level in Statistics, Operations Research (OR), or related areas. These are full-time positions with the Georgia Tech Shenzhen Institute (GTSI) in Shenzhen, China. These positions will reside in China.
GTSI is a Joint Institute between Georgia Tech and Tianjin University (TJU) and is located in Shenzhen, the so-called “Silicon Valley of China”. GTSI has received approval from the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia and the Chinese Ministry of Education to offer Georgia Tech’s existing Master’s degree programs in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), Analytics, Computer Science, Environmental Engineering, and Industrial Design, as well as the PhD degree in ECE. Georgia Tech is fully responsible for Georgia Tech academic programming at GTSI.
Georgia Tech is one of only six institutions in the United States that is ranked in the top-10 in all three of the constituent areas of analytics (computing, statistics/OR, and business analytics). Over the past several years, Georgia Tech has consistently been ranked between #4 and #8 in Statistics and Operational Research by the QS World University Rankings and by U.S. News and World Report as #8 or #9 in Computer Science #7 in the subfield of Artificial Intelligence, #4 in Business-Quantitative Analysis, and #3 in Business Analytics.
Successful GTSI faculty candidates will be expected to teach courses from Georgia Tech’s curriculum in MSA, mentor students, engage in field-related professional achievement and activity, and perform service to GTSI and the analytics profession.
Candidates can apply to either of the following two tracks which differ in teaching load and research expectations.
Teaching track: Teaching and service constitute the criteria for advancement for GTSI faculty on the teaching track. Although not a job requirement, teaching faculty are welcome to engage in research as well and supervise student projects. Teaching experience (demonstrated by college level teaching experience, TA experience, or teaching training programs), and some demonstrated record of professional achievement and activity are desired.
Teaching & research track: Teaching, research, funding and service constitute the criteria for advancement for GTSI faculty on the teaching & research track. Candidates shall have either demonstrated or shown a clear potential for creative and independent research that would lead to a strong, extramurally funded research program and recognition in the professional field.
Employment, compensation and benefits of these faculty members will be through GTSI. They will be interviewed by the relevant faculty body at Georgia Tech. Successful candidates will be granted Georgia Tech adjunct faculty status and are expected to teach the Georgia Tech curriculum in English at GTSI. Both the faculty and the student bodies at GTSI are expected to be diverse and international. Chinese language skills are not a requirement for employment with GTSI.
SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience, academic year (9-month) basis. Summer teaching opportunities may be available with additional summer salary of up to 1/3 of academic year salary.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. degree in statistics, operations research, or a closely related field, from a top graduate program taught in the English language, to be conferred no later than August 31, 2021.
POSITION AVAILABLE: December 1, 2021, with the spring semester beginning in January 2022, or July 1, 2022, with the fall semester beginning in August 2022.
Georgia Tech and GTSI are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the faculty and student bodies. We strongly encourage applications from women, underrepresented minorities, and individuals with disabilities. Georgia Tech and GTSI are committed to promoting work-life balance and supporting dual-career employee families.
TO APPLY: Please submit by email to email@example.com, and include “GTSI MSA faculty application from YOUR NAME” in the Subject line. Please indicate whether you are applying for the teaching track or the teaching & research track. The application package should be submitted as PDF files and include: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of professional interests and plans, a statement of teaching interests, and contact information for at least 3 professional references. In addition, up to ten sets of instructor teaching evaluations may be submitted.
CLOSING DATE: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting on June 1, 2021. The positions will remain open until filled and will close no later than November 30, 2021.
About Georgia Tech Shenzhen Institute,Tianjin University
GTSI is a Joint Institute between Georgia Tech and Tianjin University and is located in Shenzhen, often dubbed the “Silicon Valley of China”. GTSI has received approval from the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia as well as the Chinese Ministry of Education to offer Georgia Tech’s existing Master’s degree programs in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), Analytics, Computer Science, Environmental Engineering, and Industrial Design, as well as the PhD degree in ECE. Georgia Tech is fully responsible for Georgia Tech academic programming at GTSI.