The UVA School of Data Science—the first of its kind in the nation—is guided by a common goal: to further discovery, share knowledge, and make a positive impact on society through collaborative, open, and responsible data science research and education.

To achieve this goal, we recruit faculty and staff at all levels who possess a diversity of identities and 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. 

Data Activist in Residence

The School of Data Science (SDS) at the University of Virginia invites applications from activists, journalists and artists for the inaugural 2020-21 Data-Activist-in-Residence position. These residencies will support 12 months stay in Charlottesville, VA to work on a project that uses data science in support of the public interest and/or explores the social impact and ethics of data science and artificial intelligence. The intent is to highlight talents, disciplines and approaches often excluded or ignored by the field of data science. Example outcomes of the Residency could be a public exhibit, performance, popular press articles, a book, formation of new communities, or other work as proposed by the applicant. Our ultimate goal is an increased awareness of the role of data in society.

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Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The University of Virginia’s School of Data Science (SDS) seeks an Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. As a newly created role, and under the direction of the Dean, the AD-DEI will lead the development and implementation of strategies to align the School of Data Science with UVA’s Inclusive Excellence framework. The Associate Dean will serve as a strategic partner to the Dean and the directors of SDS Centers and Collaboratory’s, and will bring inclusion and diversity into the heart of the School's strategic planning process and academic initiatives. This position will be charged with developing and implementing the School’s approach to addressing the underrepresentation of women and historically marginalized groups in Data Science and related fields (e.g. Computer Science, Applied Statistics, Machine Learning). The Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion serves as a member of the Dean's Cabinet, integrating diversity and inclusion into the school's planning and operations, including budgeting and strategy. 

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Associate Director of Academic Programs

The School of Data Science at the University of Virginia (UVA) seeks an Associate Director of Academic Programs, to serve as the school Registrar and liaise between the faculty, central resources, and students to support the Academic mission of the School. They support students throughout their academic life at the School of Data Science and build trust and rapport to ensure the student has a contact for questions and concerns about their academic performance and success in the program.

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Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Responsible Data Science

The School of Data Science at the University of Virginia seeks applicants for a postdoctoral research associate position in responsible data science, with training in data ethics, law and policy development, data privacy and governance, openness and transparency in data policy, or other areas that emphasize responsible data science. The School of Data Science appointee will work in collaboration with other units and organizations across the University. The balance of duties will be comprised of service to the Center for Data Ethics and Justice and on independent and collaborative research projects in the area of responsible data science. The successful candidate will teach one course in each semester (Fall, Spring, Summer), either in-person or online, with the possibility of a heavier course load in subsequent years if the contract is renewed.

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Predictive Analytics Postdoctoral Research Associate

The Global Policy Center (GPC) at the University of Virginia in partnership with the University’s School of Data Science (SDS) is launching a project on predictive analytics with a focus in humanitarian crises. The project combines faculty from Politics, Public Policy, Systems Engineering, Data Science, and Statistics with practitioners from governmental and nongovernmental organizations to build academic research capacity that can inform work influencing humanitarian policy response.  This work includes data collection and cleaning, model development and refinement, forecasting and calibration, and visualization.

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Open Rank Data Science General Faculty

The University of Virginia School of Data Science invites applicants for multiple Open Rank (Assistant, Associate or Professor) General Faculty teaching track appointments in the broad area of Data Science based in Charlottesville. The SDS is committed to becoming a world leader in data science for the social good. A Ph.D. in a relevant field is required. A commitment to teaching excellence is essential, as is evidence of an explicit commitment to diversity and of advancing understanding and outcomes for underrepresented groups.

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Open Rank Data Science General Faculty: Data Warehousing and Cloud Computing Focus

The University of Virginia School of Data Science invites applicants for multiple Open Rank General Faculty (Assistant, Associate or Professor) teaching track appointments with expertise in Data Science, Data Warehousing and Cloud Computing to be based in Charlottesville.

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Open Rank Professor of Data Science - Data Analytics and Data Systems Engineering

The School of Data Science at the University of Virginia (UVA) seeks applicants for multiple Open Rank Tenured (including Endowed Chair appointments) and Tenure Track faculty positions starting with the August 2020 academic year, who will excel in research, teaching and service in one or more of the following areas: 

  • Data analytics and machine learning: foundational machine learning, statistics, operations research, unstructured data, image analysis, social and digital media, game theory, mechanism design, learning theory; and
  • Data Intensive Applications and Systems: Infrastructure design, data management and supporting architectures, dynamic resource allocation and scheduling, design of hybrid cloud architectures, mobile cloud computing, and collaborative methods for cloud federations.             

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Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs

The University of Virginia School of Data Science invites applicants for a tenured Professor position who will serve as the inaugural Quantitative Foundation Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs.

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Open Rank-General Faculty in Computer Science & Data Science

Candidates are expected to develop and teach potentially both residential and online courses primarily for the Master of Science in Data Science program, and to teach courses at the undergraduate or graduate level in residential programs for the Computer Science Department and School of Data Science. Candidates with strong backgrounds in areas supporting computing topics such as data mining, machine learning, databases, and cloud computing are encouraged to apply. 

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