Build a New Kind of School

We are seeking talented people who are excited to create a forward-thinking community with a diversity of perspectives, backgrounds, and ideas. The School of Data Science is building a community dedicated to furthering data science education, research, and engagement. If you thrive in a startup atmosphere—where innovation, hard work, and enthusiasm are key contributors to success—and are excited to build a new kind of School, then we encourage you to apply.

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Faculty Positions

Assistant Dean of Academic and Faculty Affairs

The School of Data Science at the University of Virginia seeks an experienced and strategic-minded tenured professor to join our team. The Assistant Dean will also hold a tenured faculty position in the School of Data Science. Reporting to the Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs, the Assistant Dean will be pivotal in overseeing and managing aspects of the faculty life cycle (e.g., recruitment and professional development) and academic affairs (e.g., curricula oversight of graduate and undergraduate programs, strategic planning, oversight of day-to-day operations). The Assistant Dean holds a 5-year renewable administrative appointment for these duties. 

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Assistant Dean for Research

We seek an experienced and strategic-minded tenured professor to join our team as the Assistant Dean for Research. The Assistant Dean will also hold a tenured faculty position in the School of Data Science. Reporting to the Senior Associate Dean for Research, the Assistant Dean will work to develop, implement, and oversee research initiatives within the School of Data Science. The Assistant Dean holds a 5-year renewable administrative appointment for these duties. This position will collaborate closely with the Senior Associate Dean for Research and other school leaders to achieve our unit's goals and objectives while ensuring adherence to university policies and procedures. This position will also hold expectations of teaching, mentoring students, and engaging in research.

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Open Rank Tenured or Tenure-Track Professors of Data Science

The School of Data Science at the University of Virginia seeks applicants for multiple Open Rank Tenured or Tenure-Track Professors of Data Science. The school is assembling a diverse and world-class faculty with broad expertise in data science. Candidates with a research focus in any data science domain are encouraged to apply, especially when working in artificial intelligence systems, large-language models, machine learning, and predictive analytics. 

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Open Rank Professor of Data Science, Academic General Faculty, Teaching Track

The School of Data Science at the University of Virginia seeks applicants for multiple Open Rank Academic General Faculty (Teaching Track) Professors of Data Science. We are seeking candidates with a pioneering spirit who have expertise in pedagogy, instruction, and advising in data science. Exceptional candidates will demonstrate experience with, or the potential for, sustained scholarship in data science education in an academic or industry setting.

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Quantitative Foundation Distinguished Professorships in Data Science 

The School of Data Science at the University of Virginia seeks applicants for multiple endowed professorships in data science at the rank of tenured associate professor or full professor. These Quantitative Foundation Distinguished Professorships are made possible by a generous gift from the Quantitative Foundation to establish the School of Data Science. Candidates for endowed faculty positions (Associate and Full Professor with tenure) must have a demonstrated record of excellence in research, teaching, and advising, in data science and/or closely related fields, and must have established a national/international reputation for contribution to the field in methodology, application, and impact.

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School of Data Science Faculty Wage

The School of Data Science seeks candidates to teach undergraduate and graduate students in the data science curriculum. This opportunity includes instruction in a classroom or distance education setting and may include curriculum development.

Position Type: Part time

Workday Job ID: R0015506

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Staff Positions

Intermediate Data Scientist

The School of Data Science at the University of Virginia seeks an Intermediate Data Scientist to work in collaboration with Don Brown, Ph.D., and Sana Syed, M.D., M.S., focusing on understanding gut structure and function in common gastrointestinal (GI) diseases, using cutting-edge machine learning and artificial intelligence methods. The overarching goal of this work is to personalize care for pediatric patients suffering from chronic GI disease by improving diagnostics, predicting future disease complications, and identifying better disease biomarkers and novel drug targets. This is a one-year restricted position; continuation is based on the availability of funding and satisfactory performance.

Position Type: Full Time

Job ID: R0056431

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Assistant Director, Career and Professional Development

The transition from student to skillful professional is integral to the success of University of Virginia’s School of Data Science graduates. We are seeking an enthusiastic, dedicated, and student-centric Student Affairs practitioner to serve as our Assistant Director for Career and Professional Development for the Office of Student Affairs. The Assistant Director of Career and Professional Development will provide career guidance, professional development, and job search assistance to students and recent graduates through a strategic plan of outreach and programming. The Assistant Director will play a critical role in helping students and alumni realize their career and professional aspirations. 

Position Type: Full Time

Job ID: R0059693

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Manager for Academic and Student Information

The University of Virginia seeks a Manager of Academic & Student Information within the School of Data Science who will design, lead, and assess strategies to help faculty and staff colleagues gain confidence in their ability to ask critical questions and answer those questions with evidence. The incumbent will take data and make information using context and a deep knowledge of higher education environment to make better decisions. Through a cultivation and maintenance of collaborative and mutually beneficial relationships with faculty and staff in units across the School whose interests are aligned with those of Academic Affairs, the incumbent will lead efforts to create statistical and other evidence-informed models that advance SDS goals for enrollment, student success, and academic planning.

Position Type: Full Time

Job ID: R0061558

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Creative Manager

The School of Data Science at the University of Virginia seeks applicants for a  Creative Manager to join the Communications Team to play a pivotal role in leading creative strategy and services to support the School’s mission and vision. This new position will report to the Director of Communications and will collaborate closely with the Communications Team and School leadership on initiatives that build and strengthen the institution’s evolving brand and reputation. The Creative Manager will set institutional design and visual brand standards for the School, including digital, print, and social ecosystems. They will create, vet, and safeguard effective visual design that aligns with the School’s brand, specifically its online presence. The Creative Manager will serve as the creative lead for print and multimedia projects across the School and serve as design lead for the institution’s website and social media channels.

Position Type: Full Time

Job ID: R0062146

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Academic Administrative Assistant

The School of Data Science at the University of Virginia invites applications for an Academic Administrative Assistant to provide administrative coordination and to support office operations and special projects. This position will operate under the direction of the Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs in coordination with the administrative team across the organization directed by the Associate Dean for Administration. 

Position Type: Full Time

Job ID: R0062286

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Postdoctoral and Research Scientist Positions

Postdoctoral Research Associate: Computational Neuroimaging

The School of Data Science at the University of Virginia is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work with Javier Rasero, an assistant professor of data science, at the InDaNeurOmics research unit. The unit's mission is to investigate individual differences in clinical and preclinical populations by integrating neuroimaging and other omics data. 

Position Type: Full Time

Job ID: R0057894

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Student Positions

Instructional Assistants, Graders, Graduate Teaching Assistants, and Graduate Research Assistants

The UVA School of Data Science employs undergraduate and graduate students in instructional support positions to support the delivery of courses. For more information about eligibility, application deadlines, and more, visit our Student Opportunities page.

If you are interested in joining the School of Data Science team but do not see a position that fits your interests, send an introduction and resume to datascience@virginia.edu. We are always seeking talented individuals, so if a future position becomes available that matches your interests and background, we will be in touch.

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