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. 

IT Director/Manager 

The School of Data Science at the University of Virginia seeks applicants for an IT Director / Manager to support the strategic IT goals of the school. The role of the IT Director / Manager is to develop and maintain IT strategies, oversee systems and overall infrastructure, research and implement technological solutions, and troubleshoot and resolve technology issues. They manage resources and processes related to a CRM implementation. They provide strategic direction and hands-on oversight in the analysis, design, configuration, and data management solutions for the CRM and other programs to maximize the use of data. They must work collaboratively and effectively amongst the various teams within the School of Data Science and at UVA. Being a consensus builder that is able to get diverse teams with varied needs onboard to IT and data management solutions is essential.

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Associate or Full Professor in Environmental Science and the School of Data Science

The Department of Environmental Sciences (EVSC) and the School of Data Science (SDS) at the University of Virginia invite applicants for a full-time tenured position at the level of Associate or Full Professor in the area of Environmental Data Science, with rank commensurate to experience level. We seek applicants whose research and teaching address questions in environmental science using novel approaches to the data cycle to advance knowledge of environmental systems, and to solve problems of societal relevance.  Approaches of interest include, but are not limited to, data acquisition, analytical workflows, and data-driven computational methods (e.g. machine-learning, statistical or simulation approaches). The ideal candidate is data-oriented, has a track record of open collaborative, cross-disciplinary work, and holds a PhD or equivalent in a relevant field.  This position is open to all areas of the environmental sciences but will prioritize data science research and teaching in the hydrologic, atmospheric, or geoscience domains.

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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: 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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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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Chair of Responsible Data Science

The University of Virginia School of Data Science has an exciting opportunity for a tenured associate or full professor or an academic general faculty professor, on the practice track, who will also serve as the inaugural Quantitative Foundation Endowed Chair of Responsible Data Science.  This is a pivotal position in the development of the School, which was founded with support from the Quantitative Foundation, the largest gift in the university’s 200 year history. A start date is negotiable until August 2021.

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