As part of its expanding commitment to the field, The University at Albany, State University of New York, seeks a Founding Director for its recently established Institute for Advanced Data Analytics (IADA).
The Director will be responsible for leveraging the University's deep assets in advanced data analytics into a nationally and internationally recognized Institute. The successful candidate will have an international reputation as both a data scientist and a leader in building novel multi-institutional, multidisciplinary, funded research collaborations, will be able to demonstrate strong visionary and inspirational leadership skills, will be an effective and creative communicator able to convey the Institute's mission to multiple diverse audiences, and will have demonstrated success in fundraising and/or entrepreneurial revenue generation. The position will include a faculty appointment in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, possibly joint with another discipline closely related to the scientific mission of the Institute. The successful candidate will have a track record commensurate with the academic rank of full Professor in his or her primary field.
Required qualifications for the Director of the Institute of Advanced Data Analytics are; a doctoral degree in computer science, engineering, or another discipline closely related to the core scientific mission of the Institute; demonstrated history of creating and organizing interdisciplinary teams with a computational component; advanced oral and written communication skills to reach diverse audiences; successful experience in connecting and engaging government agencies in large funding opportunities including fundraising and other entrepreneurial revenue generation; evidence of scholarly accomplishments such as refereed publications, technical reports, books and grantsmanship appropriate for appointment at the rank of full Professor at a research-intensive university.