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.
The School of Data Science – UVA’s 12th school and the first established since 2007 – will position the University as a global leader in efforts to improve society through teaching and research based on the powerful, emerging field of Data Science. UVA has offered a Master of Science in Data Science since 2013 and the new School of Data Science will offer doctoral, masters and undergraduate degree programs, helping to meet soaring demand for qualified Data Science professionals in a field that plays a key role in the global information-based economy.
The School of Data Science is committed to recruiting researchers and faculty at all levels who possess a diversity of 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. We are committed to creating and benefiting from an environment where a diverse group of capable, inspired individuals interact and collaborate to learn and advance knowledge without barriers.
The anticipated start date is August 2020, though later start dates will be considered