Assistant Professor of Government (Data Science/Computational Soc. Sci.)

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Position Information

Position Information

Present Position Number F0997W Role Title Assistant Professor/9-Mth Position Title Assistant Professor of Government (Data Science/Computational Soc. Sci.) Position Summary

The Department of Government at William & Mary seeks applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level with a focus on data science / computational social science. We encourage applications from excellent candidates in any subfield of political science (or cognate discipline) who have a strong focus on topics such as, but not limited to, the collection, management, analysis, visualization, or ethical use of data. The successful candidate will have excellent preparation; will possess a demonstrated commitment to producing high-level scholarship and outstanding classroom teaching; will help the Department bring new perspectives to its research profile and curricular offerings; and will be interested in mentoring student research or conducting collaborative research with students.

Teaching will include a mix of lecture and seminar courses, including capstone seminars, at the undergraduate level, offered in the Department of Government and cross-listed with the Data Science Program. The position’s tenure home is in the Department of Government.

Information on the Department of Government is at We are one of the largest majors on campus and our faculty participate in and receive support from various research centers on campus as well. Our faculty also contribute to interdisciplinary programs such as Africana Studies, Data Science, Environmental Science and Policy, Gender Sexuality and Women’s Studies, Global Studies, International Relations, Public Health, and Public Policy. Information on the Data Science Program is at: William & Mary is located in Williamsburg, Virginia, convenient to Richmond (the state capital) and Washington, DC.

Required Qualifications

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in political science or a cognate discipline at the time of appointment (August 10, 2019). Applicants must be prepared to teach Government courses to undergraduates at the intermediate and advanced level that will cross-list with Data Science.

Preferred Qualifications

There are no additional preferred qualifications for this position.

Department Government Dept - 3KH310 Location William & Mary Job Open Date 12/07/2018 Review Begin Date 01/15/2019 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Job Category Instructional Faculty Special Application Instructions

Applicants must apply online at Submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter including statement of research and teaching interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, transcript (unofficial is acceptable for initial application), a writing sample, and a statement describing previous professional experiences or future plans (or both) that demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion. You will be prompted to submit online the names and email addresses of three references who will be contacted with instructions for how to submit a letter of reference. For full consideration, submit application materials by the review date, January 15, 2019. Applications received after the review date will be considered if needed.

Background Check Statement

The College of William & Mary is committed to providing a safe campus community. W&M conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

EEO Statement

The College of William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Supplemental Questions

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Required Documents Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Other Doc
  4. Other 2
  5. Other 3
  6. Writing Sample
Optional Documents
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  2. Other 5




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Posted: 12/19/2018
Application Due: 6/18/2019
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