Program Director (Associate Professor/Professor)

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Position Number 998716 Functional Title Program Director (Associate Professor/Professor) Position Type Tenure Stream Position Eclass FG - Faculty 12 Mo Leave Earning University Information

UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a higher-research activity university as classified by the Carnegie Foundation. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC system institutions, UNCG is one of the most diverse universities in the state with nearly 20,000 students and over 2,700 faculty and staff members representing more than 90 nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 100 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNCG is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit

The Graduate School at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) is responsible for the welfare of all the graduate programs on campus and approximately 3600 graduate students from 33 states and 34 foreign countries.

The University is organized into seven disciplinary units: College of Arts and Science; College of Visual and Performing Arts; Joseph M. Bryan School of Business and Economics; School of Education; School of Health and Human Sciences; Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering; and School of Nursing.

The Graduate School has general supervision of graduate study throughout the colleges and schools. The University offers doctoral degrees in 26 areas of study, 55 Master’s degrees, 2 specialists in education degrees, and more than 50 graduate certificate programs Each of these programs is described in detail in the UNCG Catalog.

Position Summary

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro seeks a dynamic Founding Director on a 12-month tenure-track or tenured appointment for its newly established Master of Science in Informatics & Analytics program. The preferred starting date is August 1, 2019. The Director will provide leadership in founding this new academic program, collaborating closely with the program committee. The MSI&A is a trans-disciplinary applied program intersecting multiple academic domains related to analytics and data science. The hallmark of this program will be the capstone experience, which bridges knowledge-to-practice. The capstone provides students with a mentored experience to solve important data science problems with local industries and not-for-profit organizations.

As a trans-disciplinary program, the MSI&A Program and the Program Director will be housed in the Graduate School and report to the Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School. Faculty contributing to the MSI&A program will be housed in a variety of departments/units and may contribute not only to the six- course core (Introduction to Data Analytics – Methods and Approaches, Statistical Methods for Data Analytics, Preparing Data for Analytics, Machine Learning and Predictive Analytics, Data Visualization, and Solving Problems with Data Analytics), but also in the disciplinary concentrations. The Founding Director will have the opportunity to mount faculty searches for the new program. Concentrations currently in development include Advanced Data Analytics, Business Analytics, Computational Analytics and Geospatial Analytics. Under the leadership of the founding director, concentrations in Bioinformatics, Health Informatics, Sports Analytics, and Cultural Analytics (among other options) may be developed.

The Program Director will have a tenure home in some academic unit depending on her/his core area of expertise but will have an opportunity to forge collaborations with faculty involved in Data Science projects supported by the University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s Institute for Data, Evaluation, and Analytics (IDEA). IDEA is a “virtual research network” developed to promote and support UNCG’s wide expertise in data analytics, evaluation and research. It provides a visible and easily accessible point of contact for the external community seeking consulting services and technical assistance. Comprised of university departments (faculty, department, other centers), IDEA spans a wide range of skills supported by a comprehensive array of analytical software and technology, as well as a robust computing environment with data security and comprehensive backup.

The successful candidate will be primarily expected to provide leadership and general administration of the MSI&A program, teach courses in the graduate core and/or the candidate’s disciplinary concentration, as well as maintain an active research program. Close interaction between students, faculty and community partners is a critical component of the MSI&A program. The position will include practicum partner recruitment as well as practicum mentoring and duties with community partners.

Minimum Qualifications

The position is open only to candidates holding a Ph.D. degree, with work experience in the fields of analytics and data science, and who have at least a five-year post-Ph.D. experience. A strong record of teaching and research at the university level with an understanding of and commitment to teaching within a culturally diverse environment is essential. Candidates from academia must currently hold a rank of at least an Associate Professor. Candidates from Industry may be considered if they have at least five-years of academic experience.

Preferred Qualifications

If no applicants apply who meet the required competency level and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.

Tenure Status Tenure, Tenure Track Special Instructions to Applicants

Application materials should be submitted electronically at Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vita, description of current and past research, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a statement describing their Informatics & Analytics background.

Applicants are also asked to provide the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three (3) professional References (at least one of these references should address the candidate’s background in Informatics & Analytics).

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. For specific questions regarding this position, please contact the search chair Dr. Sat Gupta at [email protected]

UNCG is a Minority Serving doctorate-granting Institution that prides itself in both faculty and student diversity. Its undergraduate student body consists of 33% African Americans and 8% Hispanic or Latino Americans. We seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. UNCG is an EOE//M/F/D/V employer and are strongly committed to increasing faculty diversity. Recruitment Range Commensurate with experience Org #-Department Graduate School - 11401 Job Open Date 09/27/2018 For Best Consideration Date 11/01/2018 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes FTE 1.0 (Full-Time) Type of Appointment Permanent Time Limited Duration Number of Months per Year 12 FLSA ADA Checklist

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