[AISWorld] University of Virginia seeks candidates for two or more open-rank, tenured or tenure track faculty positions

Aretha Wright aretha at aisnet.org
Thu Mar 10 16:44:56 EST 2016

The University of Virginia seeks candidates for two or more open-rank, tenured or tenure track faculty positions in a new, interdisciplinary initiative in Cloud Scale Data Analytics. Hires will be affiliated with the Data Science Institute and would have an appointment in one or more of the following schools: the School of Engineering and Applied Science, Darden School of Business, McIntire School of Commerce, Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, and the College of Arts & Sciences.
The successful candidate will have a strong record of scholarship in a technical core in data science areas such as computer systems, architectures, and languages for cloud-scale analytics; or cloud-scale analytic methods such as machine learning, data mining, unstructured data analysis, econometrics, modeling and simulation, or predictive analytics. Experience applying this core knowledge to business, social science or policy related questions is highly desired.
Candidates must have a record of excellence in scholarship, as appropriate for the candidate's rank, and a commitment to teaching excellence.  Applicants should have or expect to receive a PhD in a field appropriate to the school of appointment by the position start date. Candidates will be expected to pursue high-impact scholarship, teach, and perform service for the University and professional organizations.
Successful candidates will find a stimulating and nurturing academic environment where innovative, interdisciplinary, and foundational research is conducted in a collegial atmosphere that prizes collaboration across departments and schools. Interdisciplinary hiring is one of the pillars of the University's new Cornerstone Plan (http://planning.virginia.edu/about/current-strategic-plan).
The University of Virginia is committed to enhancing a culturally diverse community, is an active dual career employer, and is actively boosting the participation of women faculty in science and engineering with the support of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE grant. The University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The University of Virginia is rated as one of the top 3 public universities in the nation and in the top 30 among all universities, public and private. Charlottesville is frequently cited as one of the best cities in which to live and work. More information about the town, school, faculty benefits, and other topics can be found at: http://uvacharge.virginia.edu/guide.html
To apply, applicants must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs at UVA<mailto:Jobs at UVA> (https://jobs.virginia.edu<https://jobs.virginia.edu/>), search on posting number 0618174.  Applicants should submit a cover letter summarizing their fit for this initiative and preferred school(s) of appointment, CV, teaching statement, research statement, and names and contact information for 3 references. (If more than 3 references are listed, only the first 3 will be contacted.) In the research statement, applicants should discuss any experiences with or plans for collaborative or cross-cutting research. We will begin reviewing applications on March 1, 2016 and will continue to review applications as they are received until the positions are filled.
Saonee Sarker
McIntire School of Commerce
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22093
Email: saonee at virginia.edu<mailto:saonee at virginia.edu>

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