Assistant Professor-Data Science

Morgantown, West Virginia
Dec 18, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Eberly College of Arts and Sciences at West Virginia University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Data Science starting August 2021. The Data Science program is part of the new School of Mathematical and Data Sciences. A PhD or equivalent degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics or a closely related field with a research specialization in data science is required at the time of employment. The successful candidate is expected to develop a research program, obtain external funding, mentor and teach students in the undergraduate data science major and minor programs, and be an active interdisciplinary collaborator. This is the second position in a series of new positions in Data Science and is an exciting opportunity for someone to join a nascent program and help to shape its growth. For additional information email [email protected].

WVU ( is a comprehensive land-grant university with a total enrollment of 29,000 students. It is classified as “R1-very high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation. WVU is located in Morgantown (, a city ranked in the Top 100 Best Places to Live in America ( The immediate region has a diverse population of about 200,000 residents, and is readily accessible to Pittsburgh and Washington, DC. The city lies within a high technology corridor that includes several federal research facilities such as DOE’s National Energy Technology Laboratory, CDC’s NIOSH Laboratory, the NASA IV&V facility, as well as resource-based industries and the Virgin Hyperloop Certification Facility.

To apply for this position, visit, navigate to the position title listed above, and submit, (1) a single PDF file including a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching philosophy, a current curriculum vitae, and a statement describing the candidate’s potential to further our progress in building a diverse and inclusive academic community (to be reviewed without consideration of your personal demographics); and (2) a list of names and e-mail addresses for at least three individuals who can provide prompt letters of recommendation.

Review of applications will commence on February 15, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. WVU is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

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