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Open Rank Professor of Data Science, Academic General Faculty (Teaching)


Open Rank Professor of Data Science, Academic General Faculty (Teaching)

  • R0040781
  • Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
  • Faculty
  • The University of Virginia
The School of Data Science at the University of Virginia seeks applicants for multiple Open Rank Academic General Faculty (Teaching Track) Professors of Data Science. The school is assembling a diverse and world-class faculty with broad expertise in data science. We are seeking candidates with a pioneering spirit who have expertise in pedagogy, instruction, and advising in data science. Exceptional candidates will also demonstrate experience with research in an academic or industry setting and/or sustained scholarship in data science education. Candidates should also explain their methodologic expertise as it pertains to the domains of data science.

The domains of data science include, but are not limited to,
  • Data Ethics, Critical Data Studies & Policy (e.g., representativeness, privacy, ethics of algorithmic construction, interpretability)
  • Data Design (e.g., visualization, human-computer interaction, communication)
  • Analytics (e.g., predictive modeling, machine learning, imaging, computer vision, algorithm development, statistical methods)
  • Data Structures (e.g., data architecture and pipelines, database theory)
  • Informatics (e.g., graph theory, information systems, bioinformatics)
  • Data Systems (e.g., high performance computing, continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD) of data science tools, cloud architectures, federated learning, data sharing).

Candidates with backgrounds and experiences that are underrepresented in data science are especially encouraged to apply. A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in data science is essential for all candidates.

The School of Data Science at UVA was established in 2019 with the largest private gift in the institution’s 200-year history. The School seeks to set the standard in data-centered practice to harness the power of data to better humanity through the proper collection, analysis, and dissemination of data in research and teaching.

Faculty duties include teaching (in-person and online), mentoring, advising students, research and service to the university and the discipline. Faculty will have the opportunity to help shape the culture of a new school, develop modern pedagogy, and grow the discipline of data science in national and international forums.

Candidates must have earned, or be on track to earn, a PhD in Data Science or a related field (e.g., STEM, social science, or humanities degree with a Data Science focus) by August 2023 or appointment start date. We especially encourage applications from individuals who are members of underrepresented groups, candidates engaged in educational activities with underserved populations, or candidates who have worked to broaden student access to data science careers. Candidates for Academic General Faculty positions must show a demonstrated commitment to, or potential for, excellence in data science education, advancing classroom paradigms for modern environments, and making advancements accessible to students of all backgrounds.

Rank will be commensurate with academic and industry experience. Appointments will be available on 9-month contracts.

To Apply:

Apply online at https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs search for requisition R0040781. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile. Complete the application, and upload the following Required materials:
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Cover Letter that addresses your experience and qualification for this position and your interest in data science.
  • A teaching and research statement that describes your teaching and mentoring philosophy. Most of this statement should be focused on educational activities and how you see data science education evolving over the next decade. If applicable, please describe your past research endeavors and contributions as well as any future research goals.
  • A diversity statement that summarizes your knowledge of, experience with, and interest in diversity, equity, and/or inclusion. Please include issues of underrepresentation, ethics, bias, and/or disparity in data science, and draw a direct connection to your research and teaching activities where possible.
  • Contact information for 3 references (three recommendation letters will be required prior to appointment)
  • If available, reviews & course evaluations from up to 3 educational courses, seminars, and/or short courses.

Note: Application materials MUST be combined into a single file in the order listed above and uploaded to the resume / cv box.

Review of applicants will beginon 10/27/2022 and the positions will remain open until filled.

For questions about the application process please contact Rhiannon O'Coin, Senior Academic Recruiter, rmo2r@virginia.edu .

The selected candidate will be required to complete a background check at time of offer per University Policy.

For more information about UVA and the surrounding area, please visit http://uvacharge.virginia.edu/guide.html .

UVA assists faculty spouses and partners seeking employment in the Charlottesville area. To learn more please visit http://provost.virginia.edu/dual-career .

COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines

Please visitthe UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpageprior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirementsandguidelines for employment at UVA.

The University of Virginia, i ncluding the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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