Open Rank Professor of Data Science, General Faculty

Job description

Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-11-11
Req: R0019921

The University of Virginia was the first university in the US to establish a School of Data Science (SDS), in part the result of the largest gift in the university’s 200-year history. As a School without Walls, SDS is being established on guiding principles of interdisciplinarity, responsibility, openness, transparency and quality all applied for social good. This is a unique opportunity to join a new type of young and vibrant organization pushing the boundaries of education, research and community engagement.

To accomplish the new School of Data Science vision, we are seeking three Open Rank (Assistant, Associate or Professor) General Faculty teaching track appointments in the broad area of Data Science. To achieve the goal of becoming a world leader in data science for the social good, we are recruiting 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.

Candidates from a variety of backgrounds including traditional STEM fields as well as social sciences, health, business and the humanities are encouraged to apply.

Academic General Faculty (Teaching Track) spend the majority of their time teaching with a balance of effort dedicated to service responsibilities. Teaching duties may include development and teaching of residential and on-line courses for the Master of Science in Data Science program, undergraduate, and executive education programs. Service opportunities include participation in the maturation of current programs, program administration, leading efforts to increase student and team success, and community engagement activities. Candidates can also expect to advise students at the undergraduate and graduate levels; mentor capstone research projects and perform service to the institution and the profession, locally, nationally and internationally. Teaching responsibilities can be offset by administrative roles or research activity.

UVA is proud to have a strong culture of collaboration and collegiality and is committed to creating collaborative and diverse environments necessary to develop and deliver quality educational programs. Successful candidates will help build bridges and be engaged in cross-disciplinary programs between other schools at the University.

Candidates must have obtained their PhD by date of hire. A demonstration of or potential for teaching excellence is essential. Also, a commitment to diversity and of advancing understanding and outcomes for underrepresented groups is required. Rank and compensation are contingent upon qualifications and 9 or 12 month appointments are available.

Applicant review begins, December 11, 2020 . The positions will remain open until filled.


PROCESS FOR INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for “R0019921". Complete an application online and see below for documents to attach.

PROCESS FOR EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: Please visit UVA job board, "R0019921" complete the application and see below for documents to attach.

Complete an application online and attach:

  • CV Cover Letter A statement of teaching and mentoring philosophy (1-2 pages) Brief (1-2 page statement) addressing the following:
  • How you have worked to contribute to equity and inclusion in your research, teaching and/or service.
  • How your experience contributes to the School of Data Science core values of responsibility, openness and transparency and collaboration.
  • Contact information for 3 references
  • Prior to appointment three recommendation letters will be required
  • If available, reviews/course evaluations from up to 3 courses/seminars/short-courses

***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,

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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: 11/13/2020
Application Due: 2/11/2021
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