Full-time Faculty Position

Full-time Faculty Position

Computer Science and Engineering Program (Advert Reference Code: CS-1-2015)

Sabancı University, Istanbul, Turkey

Sabanci University, Turkey invites applications for a full-time Assistant or Associate Professor position in the general areas of Data Science and Big Data Analytics. The successful candidate would have outstanding academic credentials as well as hands-on experience on large-scale computational problems using Cloud technologies in machine learning, data mining, optimization or algorithms domains, with possible application areas in data visualization, predictive analytics, image understanding, security, finance, and energy. While the application areas are diverse, we are particularly interested in candidates who have strong system skills and firsthand experience in using Big Data platforms and developing solutions on technologies such as Apache Hadoop, Spark, Hive, Pig etc.

As a small university, we are especially interested in a candidate whose research complements existing research areas and who can help lead, initiate, and participate in collaborative research projects within the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences at Sabanci University (FENS). Potential or demonstrated excellence in research is expected, as measured in the form of publications in high quality journals and conferences.

The successful candidate is expected to develop and teach courses at undergraduate and graduate levels within the Computer Science and Engineering program and the Data Analytics professional program at Sabanci University (expected load is 3 courses/year). Responsibilities also include service to the department, faculty, and university, including student mentoring and committee work.

Applicants are invited to submit their application (CV, research and teaching statements, and two letters of references) at http://www.sabanciuniv.edu/en/staff/academic-applications (Reference Code: CS-1-2015). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, for full consideration, they should be received until February 29, 2016. The position has a start date of September, 2016. A Ph.D. in computer science or engineering, or a closely related field is required by August 1, 2016.

Sabanci University, a privately funded premier academic institution, started instruction in the 1999-2000 academic year in its new state-of-the-art campus located in suburban Istanbul. The University offers 12 undergraduate programs and 23 graduate programs in three faculties (Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, School of Management). The University aims at establishing a high standard of academic excellence and a research-oriented atmosphere both for its faculty and for its students, while nurturing productive relationships particularly with the industries in the region, which constitute the industrial heartland of Turkey. The medium of instruction is English.

Sabanci University was at the top of the “University Innovation and Entrepreneurship Index” compiled by the Turkish Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology in 2012 and 2015, and was ranked 2nd in 2013 and 2014. It is also the first Turkish private university to be included in the top 200 (182nd place) of the Times Higher Education (THE) 2014 Rankings and is ranked 13th among the universities under 50 years old worldwide.

Further information about the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science and Sabanci University can be found at the following web sites: