Post-Doctoral Research Associate, School of Data Science

Job description

Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-05-22
Req: R0015673

The School of Data Science at the University of Virginia seeks applicants for a postdoctoral research associate position in responsible data science, with training in data ethics, law and policy development, data privacy and governance, openness and transparency in data policy, or other areas that emphasize responsible data science. The School of Data Science appointee will work in collaboration with other units and organizations across the University. The balance of duties will be comprised of service to the Center for Data Ethics and Justice and on independent and collaborative research projects in the area of responsible data science. The successful candidate will teach one course in each semester (Fall, Spring, Summer), either in-person or online, with the possibility of a heavier course load in subsequent years if the contract is renewed.

The School of Data Science – UVA’s 12th school and the first established since 2007 – will position the University as a global leader in efforts to improve society through teaching and research based on the powerful, emerging field of Data Science. UVA has offered a Master of Science in Data Science since 2013 and the new School of Data Science will offer doctoral, masters and undergraduate degree programs, helping to meet soaring demand for qualified Data Science professionals in a field that plays a key role in the global information-based economy.

The School of Data Science is committed to recruiting researchers and faculty at all levels who possess a diversity of life experiences. We especially encourage applications from individuals who are members of underrepresented groups and who have worked to support the broadening of student access to Data Science careers. We are committed to creating and benefiting from an environment where a diverse group of capable, inspired individuals interact and collaborate to learn and advance knowledge without barriers.

The anticipated start date is August 2020, though later start dates will be considered

Required Qualifications:

  • Candidates must have earned or be on track to earn their PhD by June 2020 candidates must be on track to graduate with degree conferral by the appointment start date
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, demonstrated through the development of publications and delivery of presentations.
  • Motivated, enthusiastic, and collaborative.

** This position is based in UVA Charlottesville, Virginia. The initial appointment is for 1 year, with 1 year of additional funding available, contingent on performance. **

The selected applicant will be required to complete a background check prior to their first day of employment per University policy.


PROCESS FOR INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for “R001673". Complete an application online and see below for documents to attach.

PROCESS FOR EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: Please visit UVA job board, (R0015673) complete the application and see below for documents to attach. Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box or you can combine them into one PDF.

Complete an application online and attach:

  • CV/Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Contact information for 3 references

***Please note that you MUST upload ALL documents into the CV/Resume box.

Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration.***

For questions about the application process please contact Rhiannon O'Coin, Senior Academic Recruiter,

The University of Virginia, including 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.




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Posted: 5/23/2020
Application Due: 6/17/2021
Work Type: Full Time