Environmental Data Science Chair

Endowed Chair in Environmental Data Science (2023)

Boston University seeks to hire an endowed chair in Environmental Data Science, with specific focus on the theory and applications of data science to Environmental Science and Sustainability, to begin in the Fall 2023 semester pending Provost budgetary approval. The candidate we seek will be an exceptional scholar with a proven record of high-impact research at the interface of data science, environment, and sustainability. The successful candidate will be jointly appointed with tenure in Boston University’s Faculty of Computing & Data Sciences and in the Department of Earth and Environment. This position will anchor a cluster of new faculty and will support two key priorities in Boston University’s newly released strategic plan: Data Science and Sustainability. The successful candidate will provide significant guidance and leadership in recruiting a number of additional faculty members in this field.

Senior scholars focused on theoretical and applied computational and data-driven inquiry, with expertise in one or more areas of data science, broadly conceived, are encouraged to apply. Because of our focus on environmental systems, geospatial and spatiotemporal approaches to data science are of particular interest. Priority research and teaching foci include, but are not limited to the theory, methods, and computational tools for analyzing very large environmental data sets, including remote sensing data with high spatial, temporal or spectral resolution, sensor network data, and social or organizational data, with application to environmental and ecological monitoring and forecasting; energy and environmental policy analysis; coupled human and natural system modeling; integrated assessment models; or climate change projections, impacts, and adaptations.

Qualified faculty candidates are invited to submit their applications through the web portal.