Position Announcement

Director, Texas A&M Institute of Data Science


Texas A&M University, the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) and Texas A&M AgriLife Research, have recently created the Texas A&M Institute of Data Science (TAMIDS). The Institute’s main thrusts in research and education, as well as outreach and service, are intended to coalesce the diverse and strong existing activities relating to data science across Texas A&M. TAMIDS brings together data science experts with researchers in several applications areas. Texas A&M has substantial expertise in many aspects of data science, including data acquisition, analysis, curation, security, visualization, storage, and communication. Data-driven application areas of strength include social media, precision medicine, precision agriculture, coastal hazards, transportation, weather prediction, the smart grid, and materials and manufacturing. Through this position announcement, Texas A&M is initiating the process to identify and recruit an individual with the vision and demonstrated accomplishments to lead the institute.

The Director of TAMIDS will report to the Texas A&M University Vice President for Research and will lead the creation of a dynamic, exciting, discovery-driven institute that broadly covers the data science arena and will attract and nurture outstanding faculty and students at Texas A&M. She or he will be an individual with a record of successful leadership who can work collaboratively with colleagues across many disciplines to facilitate and develop large multi-investigator research initiatives and creative educational and service projects. The Director will have demonstrated success in attracting research funding from federal agencies, private partnerships and other funding entities. He or she will have a record of and a deep commitment to training the next generation of data scientists through the development of inter-disciplinary educational programs. Preference will be given to candidates who are qualified to hold an appointment at the rank of full professor with tenure at Texas A&M University.

Inquiries, nominations, and candidate materials, including a CV and narrative describing background, qualifications and a brief strategic vision for TAMIDS can be sent in confidence to Ms. Shelly Martin via email to shelly.martin@tamu.edu. Consideration of applications will begin January 15, 2018, but the position will remain open until filled

Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.