Jobs: Data Science Initiative

Professor of Practice

The Data Science Initiative at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte ( seeks candidates for full-time, 9-month, non-tenure-track Professor of Practice position.  The appointment will be for three years, eligible for renewal. Candidates must hold PhD degree in Data Science, Computer Science, Statistics, Engineering or a closely related discipline that emphasizes the theory and application of analytic techniques. Successful candidates will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, conduct research in their fields of expertise and participate in academic service and interdisciplinary activities. The position further entails a significant level of coordination of Data Science activities with external partners and business community. Other qualifications include:
A minimum of twenty years of professional experience in their realm of assigned responsibility and substantial professional experience, typically at a managerial level,
Distinguished achievement as a practicing professional in an analytics field;
Demonstrated ability to direct activities in the field of analytics;
Established reputation in the professional field;
Demonstrated ability and willingness to participate in unit, department, college and university affairs.
We are seeking individuals committed to integrity and ethics; respect, diversity and pluralism; innovation and flexibility; professional development, teamwork and collaboration.
UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research university. Located in the state's largest metropolitan area, it is the fastest growing university in the UNC System. UNC Charlotte has identified Data Science as the major emphasis area for education, research and industry collaboration.  At this time, professional MS programs in Data Science enroll over 250 students.  An interdisciplinary BS program in Data Science is currently under development.
Anticipated start is in Fall 2019, with application reviews initiating on May 15. Applications must be made electronically at (Position No. 004672) and should include a full CV, teaching and research statement, a brief plan for coordination of UNC Charlotte Data Science Initiative with external partners and business community and contact information of at least three references.  In the cover letter, applicants should clearly identify the area(s) that best describe their academic interests and relevant past industry experience. Finalists will be asked to forward official transcripts and other supportive materials. For additional information, contact Prof. Chandra Subramanian (  
As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. All finalists are subject to criminal background checks.
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