Assistant Professor in Social Research for Responsible Data Science
Job location: Charlottesville, VA
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-12-14
The School of Data Science (SDS) at the University of Virginia invites applications for an Assistant Professor position (full-time, tenure-track) with a focus on social research for responsible data science. Responsible data science may include research in data ethics, open science, fairness, accountability, transparency, and equity in big data or related fields. Scholars in the social sciences or humanities, and in particular, those whose work emphasizes social justice, are invited to apply. We expect candidates to demonstrate capacity for leadership in interdisciplinary research.
The successful candidate will have responsibilities in teaching, research, and service, which will include some combination of the following opportunities:
-teach in the interdisciplinary Masters and later other undergraduate and graduate programs offered by the School of Data Science;
-establish a strong collaborative research agenda in responsible data science;
-build respectful and mutually beneficial relationships with academic and non-academic partners (such as community organizations, policy makers, or UVA departments);
-help shape the future of UVA’s Center for Data Ethics and Justice;
-lead the School’s Open Hardware Lab to develop and study open source tools for data acquisition, processing and visualization.
Candidates must have earned a PhD in a social sciences or humanities field by the start date of the appointment. Commitment to teaching excellence is essential, as is evidence of an explicit commitment to advancing diversity, inclusion, and equity for groups historically underrepresented in higher education. Preference will be given to candidates with a history of public engagement, as indicated by public service and scholarship in addition to traditional academic publications.
About the School of Data Science
The University of Virginia (UVA) established the School of Data Science (SDS) in 2019, an effort made possible in part by the largest private gift in the institution’s 200-year history. The School of Data Science 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. It builds on a foundation set in place at UVA by the Data Science Institute (DSI), a pan-University institute established in 2013 that grants graduate degrees and has a dual mission in education and research. The new School of Data Science will ultimately offer both doctoral and undergraduate degrees and certificates, helping to meet soaring demand for qualified data science professionals in a field that plays a key role in the global information-based economy.
HOW TO APPLY:
PROCESS FOR INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS:
Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for “R0020611". Complete an application online and see below for documents to attach.
PROCESS FOR EXTERNAL APPLICANTS:
Please visit UVA job board at: https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs "R0020611", 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:
·Cover Letter addressing research goals and teaching approach, not to exceed 3 pages
·Statement, not to exceed 2 pages, detailing the applicant’s contributions to Inclusive Excellence (Guidance on preparing this statement can be found here.)
·Evidence of teaching effectiveness (for example, teaching materials, course evaluations for up to 3 courses, TA or guest lecture experience)
·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.
Applicant review will begin on February 15, 2021, this position will be open until filled
For questions about the application process please contact Rhiannon O'Coin, Senior Academic Recruiter, firstname.lastname@example.org
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The selected applicant will be required to complete a background check prior to their first day of employment per University policy.
The School of Data Science at UVA is 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.
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.