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    Tier II Canada Research Chair in Data Science

The Mathematics Department at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver is seeking candidates for a Tier II Canada Research Chair, with a starting date of July 1, 2014. The successful candidate will have a PhD, normally obtained in the last ten years, and a record of world-class research accomplishments in mathematics, and will be expected to teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels and to supervise graduate students.

The successful candidate will have an excellent record of scientific accomplishment in the development of innovative mathematical approaches to address challenges posed by large datasets, interpreted broadly. Mathematical researchers who are developing techniques to interpret, analyze and extract information from large datasets in any field are encouraged to apply. Potential mathematical areas include (i) compressed sensing; (ii) computational harmonic analysis; (iii) graphical models; (iv) high-dimensional data analysis. Potential areas of application include (i) model-based approaches to environmental and industrial exploration and monitoring data; (ii) model-based analysis of genomic, patient and population-wide datasets in the health sciences; (iii) interpretation of large experimental datasets from physical science; (iv) recovery of transmitted signals in noisy communication systems; (v) reconstruction of complex images from limited observations. Neither of these lists is meant to be exhaustive. Exceptional candidates may be considered from existing or emerging areas of research excellence in the department.

Candidates should ensure that their statement of research interests includes a description of how their current and future research will address challenges arising from large-scale datasets.

The CRC Tier II is at the level of a tenure-track Assistant or tenured Associate Professor. Salary will be commensurate with experience and research record. Details about the federal government's CRC programme can be found at:

Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply on-line as described at:

Alternatively, applicants may send a current CV including a list of publications, statement of research and teaching interests, a teaching dossier or similar record of teaching experience and supervision, and should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to:

Chair, Departmental Committee on Appointments
Department of Mathematics
#121-1984 Mathematics Road
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, B.C., Canada, V6T 1Z2

Review of applications will begin on November 20, 2013.

All positions are subject to review and final approval by the CRC Secretariat. Canada Research Chairs are open to individuals of any nationality; offers will be made in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements associated with the Canada Research Chairs program. UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

The Department has strong connections with other mathematical institutes, such as the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS), MPrime (Network of Centre of Excellence in the mathematical sciences), Banff International Research Station (BIRS), and the UBC Institute of Applied Mathematics (IAM). For more information see

Submitted on Thu, 26 Sep 2013 12:00:05 -0700

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