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

University of Virginia
School of Data Science

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 Open Rank Tenured/Track faculty, 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.

Duties include research, teaching (residential and online), mentoring and advising students, and service to the school and university. The new faculty may conduct research and teach courses throughout the curricula in data science.

Candidates must have earned or be on track to earn a Ph.D. in Engineering or Computer Science or a closely related field. By June 2020, candidates must be on track to graduate with degree conferral by the appointment start date. Candidates must have a record of excellence in research in applications of data science to problems inappropriate domain(s), as appropriate for the candidate’s rank. A demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence to is required. Evidence of explicit commitment and activities promoting diversity and advancing understanding and outcomes for underrepresented groups is essential. Appointment with tenure requires documented excellence in research and teaching and a proven national reputation.

Please visit the School of Data Science hiring page:

For questions about this position, please contact Don Brown at For questions about the application process, please contact Rhiannon O’Coin at

The selected candidate will be required to complete a background check at the time of offer per University Policy.

 \The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician’s Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.  We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person’s perspectives and lived experiences.  We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.