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Visiting Assistant Professor of Data Science

University of Richmond
Virginia, Richmond, USA

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Engineering & Mathematics, Mathematics, Statistics
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Data Science - 000901 and 000902

The Interdisciplinary Program in Data Science and Statistics at the University of Richmond invites applications for two full-time, visiting assistant professor positions beginning in August 2024. These are one-year appointments, renewable annually for up to three years, contingent upon performance, budget, and continued need. We seek candidates with a strong commitment to student-centered and inclusive undergraduate education who will also enhance the academic opportunities provided by our program. Successful candidates will teach three courses per semester and will be appointed to one of the many departments that contribute to our interdisciplinary program. All areas of data science and statistics are welcome, including work consisting of applications of computational methodologies within other disciplines. A Ph.D. is required prior to the start date.

We seek candidates whose experience in teaching courses in data science, as well as research and/or service, has equipped them to contribute to our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are firmly dedicated to these goals, striving to ensure that all students interested in data science can access the opportunities, acquire the requisite skills, and receive the necessary support to succeed. We seek colleagues who share these aspirations, with a mutual commitment to broadening access and inclusivity in general, and within the field of data science specifically, a vision that closely aligns with the University's strategic plan (, as well as that of the School of Arts & Sciences (

The University of Richmond is a private university located just a short drive from downtown Richmond, Virginia. Through its five schools and wide array of campus programming, the University combines the best qualities of a small liberal arts college and a large university. With nearly 4,000 students, an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, and more than 90% of traditional undergraduate students living on campus, the University is remarkably student-centered, focused on preparing students "to live lives of purpose, thoughtful inquiry, and responsible leadership in a global and pluralistic society."

The University of Richmond is committed to developing a diverse workforce and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of difference in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development, and institutional success. Our academic community strongly encourages applications that are in keeping with this commitment. For more information on the program, please see

Applicants can apply online ( with a curriculum vitae and cover letter. Applicants should discuss in their cover letter how their commitment to teaching excellence is interwoven in their approaches to fostering an inclusive learning environment and to affirming diverse perspectives and viewpoints. Candidates for this position may be asked, later, to provide the names and contact information for three references who may be asked to provide recommendations. Review of applications will begin on November 15th and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the search should be directed to Dr. Taylor Arnold (, chair of the search committee.


Working at University of Richmond

Founded in 1830, the University of Richmond is one of America's premier private universities. The University blends the intimacy of a small college with exceptional academic, research, and cultural opportunities usually found only at large institutions. A nationally ranked liberal arts university, Richmond offers a unique combination of undergraduate and graduate programs through its schools of arts and sciencesbusinessleadership studieslaw, and continuing studies. The 350-acre suburban campus, including a 10-acre lake, is consistently cited by The Princeton Review as one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation.

With approximately 3,000 undergraduate students, Richmond offers 55 majors, 42 minors, and 12 concentrations at the bachelor's level. Graduate students can choose from six master's degrees programs, an MBA program, a juris doctorate, and six dual-degree programs in law. Continuing studies options include programs at the associate, bachelor, and master levels, in addition to numerous non-credit offerings.

Richmond faculty members are outstanding leaders in their fields. Of the 312 full-time faculty at the University, 98 percent hold doctorate or terminal degrees. Richmond has a student-faculty ratio of 9:1, with zero classes taught by teaching assistants. Our faculty members are in the classrooms and the labs, working closely with students to maximize their educational experiences.

U.S. News & World Report ranked Richmond one of the best liberal arts universities in the nation and in the top 35 for undergraduate research. BusinessWeek ranked The Robins School of Business in the top 20 nationally and fourth for academic quality, as well as among the top 15 part-time MBA programs. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine named Richmond in the top 25 for best value among private colleges and universities

As locals like to say, Richmond is "easy to love" because of its rich history, stunning architecture, natural beauty and quality of life. It's been named one of the top cities in which to live and work by numerous national sources, including Forbes magazine. As the capital of Virginia, Richmond is home to the state legislature, a growing number of Fortune 500 companies and industries ranging from finance to agriculture. In fact, Forbes also recently ranked Richmond as the sixth best city to get a job in the U.S. Nearly one million people live in the Greater Richmond region and enjoy an array of cultural opportunities including 35 museums; numerous theatre companies; a symphony, a ballet and an opera; a thriving public forum; three professional, minor-league sports teams; a coliseum for major concerts and sporting events; and much more. Located just 100 miles south of Washington, D.C., Richmond is only 90 minutes from Virginia's beaches and 90 minutes from the spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains.

UR is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success.  In keeping with this commitment, our academic community welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and candidates who support diversity. EOE

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