The Rice University Center for Transforming Data to Knowledge
, informally called the D2K Lab, is a new, first-of-its-kind center within the George R. Brown School of Engineering at Rice University in Houston, Texas. We are currently seeking applicants for the positions of Executive Director or Co-Director, Open-rank Teaching Track Faculty, as well as D2K Postdoctoral Fellowships.
The mission of the D2K Lab is to provide students with immersive, experiential learning opportunities in data science while enhancing data-intensive research at Rice and building partnerships with companies, institutions, and community organizations. This will be achieved through a series of curricular and co-curricular programs and events for students that connect them to real world data science problems from partners and clients.
Executive Director, Rice D2K Lab
The Executive Director or Co-Director will have oversight over all activities to implement the strategic vision of the D2K Lab. We are looking for a dynamic individual with strong visionary leadership and excellence as a data science manager, educator, and / or researcher. The Executive Director or Co-Director will oversee overall operation of the D2K Lab and help build and foster partnerships internally with departments, institutes, and centers at Rice, as well as externally with companies, local government, community organizations, and institutions in the Texas Medical Center. They can optionally help to teach and develop curriculum along with other D2K Lab faculty. Learn more or apply now.
Open-rank Teaching Track Faculty, Rice D2K Lab & Rice Departments of Statistics or Computer Science
Candidates for these Teaching Track positions should have a Ph.D. in a relevant quantitative field and have demonstrated potential or a strong record of teaching excellence. Candidates with industry experience or strong applied data science research experience in the areas of healthcare and biomedical research, social science and public policy, energy, finance, or technology are especially encouraged to apply. Each candidate will have an academic home in the Department of Statistics or the Department of Computer Science. Teaching track faculty positions at Rice University offer promotable career paths for faculty who are committed to excellence in teaching. Learn more or apply now.
D2K Postdoctoral Fellowships
Candidates for a D2K Postdoctoral Fellowship should have a PhD in a relevant quantitative field, strong data science research experience, and have demonstrated potential in teaching, mentoring, and applied or collaborative data science research. Candidates must already have a postdoctoral scholar position at Rice University. D2K Postdoctoral Fellows will work closely with D2K Lab faculty to co-teach 1-2 D2K experiential learning courses, mentor D2K student teams, and help foster collaborative relationships with D2K partners and clients. Learn more or apply now.