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Associate or Full Professor in Data Analytics and Open Science

Georgia State University
30303, Atlanta
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The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies (AYS) at Georgia State University invites applications for a  non-tenure track, tenure track or tenured appointment in one of the academic disciplines at the associate or full professor rank to serve as the faculty lead for expanding programs in data analytics and open science across the college’s policy research centers and five academic units -- criminal justice and criminology, economics, public management and policy, social work, and urban studies.  The new faculty member will direct the expansion of research and teaching using data science to harness the insights of massive and unstructured data to address social and economic problems facing the public sector.  The successful candidate will have a track record of interdisciplinary research and a terminal degree in one of the five academic units noted above.

The position will carry a 20 percent teaching load (two courses per academic year in an area of data analytics, data ethics, open science, etc), 30 percent research/scholarship, and 50 percent service to AYS and GSU.  A successful candidate will hold a tenured or tenure track appointment in one of the academic disciplines of AYS:  Criminal Justice, Economics, Public Management and Policy, Social Work, or Urban Studies. 

Consistent with AYS’ strategic initiative to prepare its graduates and partners for the opportunities and challenges that digital technologies create for public policy and policy evaluation from a practical and academic standpoint, a successful hire will:

•    Direct the development of curricula to develop AYS’ undergraduate and graduate programs for policy science in the digital era, including but not limited to data ethics, machine learning, decision science, data analytics, and open science.
•    Participate in a consortium of schools of public affairs and public policy to develop open educational resources for teaching data science (techniques and applications);
•    Develop workshops for graduate students, faculty, and research staff on open science and research techniques needed to manage, analyze, and make decisions with large and unstructured data;
•     Partner with research centers to develop training for public sector partners in data stewardship, data analytics, and decision making with data; 
•    Collaborate with faculty on scholarship and research in the data analytics and open science policy domain;
•    Serve as a senior liaison to other disciplines, including social science disciplines, across Georgia State University, to expand the teaching and scholarship of data analytics and open science across the social sciences;
•    Serve as a point person for AYS and GSU activities related to membership as part of the Public Interest Technology-University Network (PIT-UN).

Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vita and three reference letters.  All applications must be submitted through Academic Jobs Online ( No paper applications will be accepted unless specifically solicited.  This position is subject to budgetary approval.  Complete applications must be received by October 31, 2022, to receive full consideration, however, candidates will be considered until position is filled.

Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class.  As a university with a diverse student body, we encourage applications from women and minorities.


Founded in 1913 in Atlanta, Georgia State University is the second-largest and one of four research institutions in the University System of Georgia. The University serves one-fourth of the graduate students in the university system; it is within a one-hour commute of more than one-third of the state’s population. Approximately 80 percent of all Georgia State alumni live and work in Georgia.georgia_state_university1.jpg

Georgia State’s main campus is located on 34 acres in downtown Atlanta. University centers in Alpharetta, Brookhaven, Buckhead and Henry County offer students convenient suburban locations for graduate courses in business and education.

More than 50,000 students annually attend Georgia State University. While 90 percent of the students are from Georgia, students also come from all 50 states and 160 countries. More than 1,400 international students attend Georgia State and graduate students comprise 31 percent of the student population.

georgia_state_university2.jpgThe University offers more than 52 degree programs in more than 250 fields of study – from public policy and African-American studies to biology and health sciences. Degrees are offered at the bachelor’s, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels through six units: the College of Arts and Sciences, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, College of Education, College of Health and Human Sciences, College of Law and Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. In addition to the numerous degree programs, Georgia State offers full- and part-time programs and day, evening and weekend classes.

Students have many choices in extracurricular activities including more than 22 fraternities and sororities; and some 250 chartered student groups, including 60 degree-related student groups, seven religious, 24 law-oriented and 22 multicultural/international groups; and 10 honor societies. There is also an active student government association which includes the student senate and the judicial board.

The Georgia State Panthers are members of the Colonial Athletic Association and compete in 16 NCAA Division I intercollegiate men’s and women’s sports, including basketball, baseball, softball, golf, tennis, track and volleyball. The university announced in April 2008 that is will begin Division I-AA football in 2010.

The university’s innovative Touch the Earth program brings outdoor recreation ranging from backpacking, rock climbing, sailing, kayaking, rafting and water-skiing to out-of-state snow-skiing and snorkeling trips. And WRAS, Georgia State’s popular 100,000-watt radio voice, is the most powerful student-run radio station in the United States.


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