IE University’s School of Science and Technology (Sci-Tech) invites qualified applicants for full-time, tenure-track faculty positions in Data Science beginning September 2023, in Madrid. We are currently offering 3 positions in this area, which will remain open until filled with suitable candidates.

Relevant, high-impact research and knowledge creation is a critical part of the mission of the school, and we are currently seeking to build a team of foundational research faculty as part of the next phase of our expansion.

We welcome applicants who focus on theoretical foundations of data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) as well as on knowledge transfer and applications to domain specific sectors, including (but not limited to) healthcare, energy/environment, finance, cybersecurity, marketing/retail, etc.

Positions in computer science and quantitative environmental sciences are also available.


PhD in statistics/mathematics/engineering or a related discipline from an internationally recognised institution.
Excellence in research evidenced primarily by sustained contributions and publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals
Strong commitment to teaching in machine learning, data science or business analytics.
Ability to participate in applied research in interdisciplinary teams at the interface between technical, business, and application-oriented domains.

We offer:

A friendly professional and stimulating international working environment with English as our working language.
A competitive salary in line with top ranked European academic institutions.
A generous seed research fund to cover conference, travel, equipment or relocation costs.
Full access to public health services through membership of the National Insurance Scheme plus a discount plan to acquire an additional private health insurance plan.
Newcoming high-qualified workers in Spain are entitled to a considerable income tax reduction.
Diversity and appreciation in an open-minded, inclusive and family-friendly environment
Inspiring campus life on a conveniently located, architecturally unique campus in the heart of Madrid and Segovia.

Application Instructions

Please include a cover letter and vitae, a research statement, a statement of teaching philosophy, and two confidential letters of recommendation. You may include teaching evaluations and sample course syllabi in your dossier. Pre-submission inquiries about the open positions may be addressed to Manuele Leonelli (

About IE University and the School of Science and Technology

IE University is an internationally recognized institution originally founded as a business school. We consider ourselves the most international institution of higher education with approximately 85% of our students coming from outside Spain and typically over 120 countries represented on campus. Our Madrid postgraduate campus is situated in the financial district of this vibrant, cosmopolitan capital city of over 5 million people. In 2021 we opened the IE Tower –standing as one of the 5 towers in the business district of Madrid with a 6000-student capacity.

The School of Science and Technology prepares students with industry relevant skills in the context of STEM and related educational programs. Our diverse range of disciplines use all kind of technologies to foster innovation and management. The school offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, and Data analytics. Our master´s in Business analytics and Big Data had our university ranked No. 7 globally for Master’s in Business Analytics

The School of Science and Technology boasts a diverse and international faculty of engineers, computer scientists, applied mathematicians, and experts in AI, cybersecurity, NLP and information technologies. The Impact Xcelerator offers new faculty the opportunity to participate in applied research labs in collaboration with research groups and companies in fields like healthcare, environmental science, finance and cybersecurity, profiting from the rich network of IE Business School.

Applications can be submitted here: