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The Data Science Institute (DSI) is offering online informational sessions on November 27th for the Preceptorships and Postdoctoral Scholars programs. For early career academics who are interested in a more teaching-oriented career in data science, the Preceptor in Data Science program informational session will provide details about this unique opportunity. For those primarily interested in expanding their research experience in the multidisciplinary field of data science and artificial intelligence, they should attend the DSI Postdoctoral Scholars Program informational session.

Preceptor in Data Science

In partnership with the City Colleges of Chicago (CCC), the DSI invites applications for the position of University of Chicago (UChicago) Data Science Preceptor. The UChicago and CCC Preceptorship program aims to develop the next generation of outstanding teaching faculty for data science, engineering, and computer science education. This unique program emphasizes STEM pedagogical best practices and allows the Preceptors to broaden their classroom skills and enhance their teaching and scholarship portfolios with the support of UChicago and CCC faculty mentorship.

The initial appointment is expected to begin August 1, 2024. Preceptors will work side by side with faculty from UChicago and CCC on teaching and scholarship. Preceptors will gain experience teaching across learning environments with opportunities in STEM courses to engage with UChicago and CCC students. This position also includes professional development, administrative duties, scholarship, and student mentoring activities.

The position is for an initial two-year appointment with a possible third year renewal.

Registration is now open for the November 27th information session at 4PM CT. Review of applications will start January 16, 2024 and will continue until all positions are filled.

Data Science Institute Postdoctoral Scholars Program

The University of Chicago’s Data Science Institute (DSI) is now accepting applications for its Postdoctoral Scholars Program. The aim of this program is to foster pioneering research in data science and AI theory, methods, and applications. The DSI combinescombines a commitment to foundational and interdisciplinary research, fostering strategic partnerships across industry, government, and social sectors, and embracing a comprehensive educational approach to data science.The Postdoctoral Scholars program is a reflection of this ambitious and innovative vision. The Postdoctoral Scholars program is a reflection of this ambitious and innovative vision.

Leveraging the University of Chicago’s distinguished programs and outstanding faculty, alongside a dynamic and rapidly growing data science landscape, the program offers postdoctoral scholars a unique opportunity to engage in groundbreaking research in data science and artificial intelligence. Participants will have the opportunity to conduct original research addressing pivotal questions within the field with faculty across campus.

A key aspect of the DSI’s mission is to cultivate a nurturing and supportive environment, emphasizing community building and professional development. Consequently, the program includes specialized lectures on communication skills and workplace culture, aiming to cultivate a diverse group of well-rounded scholars. This initiative is designed to prepare participants for versatile career paths across the spectrum of data science disciplines.

Registration for the informational session is now open and will be held online at 5pm CT on November 27th. Review of applications will begin on January 9, 2024 and will continue until all positions are filled.

Learn more about both positions and application deadlines here.

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