Open-rank Faculty Position in Sociotechnical Data Studies and Human-Centered Data Science

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Sep 23, 2017
Data Science
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (the iSchool at Carolina) invites applications for a tenure/tenure-track faculty position with a starting date of July 1, 2018. Candidates at all ranks are welcome to apply.

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The faculty seeks an outstanding colleague with research and teaching interests in sociotechnical data studies and human-centered data science. Research areas include, but are not limited to:

  • Data ethics, law, and policy, including security, privacy and society
  • Human-data interaction and sociotechnical perspectives on data work
  • Data-oriented design, infrastructure, and theory
  • Computational science (including computational social science, computational biology, as well as other computational scientific disciplines)
  • Data science methods (from machine learning to human-computer interaction)

Faculty are expected to engage in research, teach, advise students, and participate in school, university, and professional activities. Candidates should thrive in an intellectually stimulating, multidisciplinary environment. Those with fresh and innovative ideas, a commitment to professional engagement, and an appreciation for cultural diversity are encouraged to apply.

SILS offers an array of undergraduate and graduate degrees. We are an intellectually curious, collegial scholarly community whose expertise spans a range of disciplines, methodological approaches, and research paradigms. See for more about our school, programs, and faculty.

SILS faculty are part of a thriving data science research community at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Collaboration opportunities in data science span the university, from cyberinfrastructure and statistics to health and the humanities. The recent Data@Carolina initiative works to promote and unite these efforts. Centers and programs such as the Odum Institute for Research in Social Science, the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI), and the Carolina Digital Humanities Institute (CDHI) contribute to a rich and diverse data science environment.

An earned doctorate is required at the time of employment.  Degrees can be in any appropriate discipline. Candidates should provide evidence of research and teaching excellence, and potential for leadership in their area of expertise.  Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications.

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.  Applications should include:

  • A cover letter that articulates your interest in the position and your anticipated fit within SILS.
  • Research statement.
  • Teaching statement.
  • Names and contact information of four references.

For questions, please contact Susan Sylvester (

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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes all to apply, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities