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Professor of Data Sciences

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Completed applications received by March 25, 2018, will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position. Applicants should submit (1) cover letter, (2) complete curriculum vitae, (3) statements of research and teaching, and (4) the names, titles, addresses, and contact information of at least four references.

Position Details

Position Information

Posting Number F394P
Quick Link for Posting http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/25354
Working Title Professor of Data Sciences
Department Vice Provost - Research & Economic Devel
About the University

Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,100 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.

Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country’s finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation’s best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

About the College/Department
Department Home Page
Job Type Faculty
Faculty Status Tenured
Appointment Percent 100
Benefits Eligible Yes
Salary Competitive
Campus, Office Location Fayetteville Campus - Administration Building
Summary of Job Duties

This position leads research in the broad areas of big data, data analytics, data mining, visual analytics, and computational science. The position requires an excellent track record in scholarship and funding, and the ability to provide evidence of high scholarly productivity through publication and service, as well as having a strong interest in teaching, mentoring students, and supporting research and curricular development in the areas of data science.

Regular, reliable and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.

Minimum Qualifications: Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.
  • Ph.D. or equivalent in a data science related discipline conferred by the start of employment
  • Demonstrated success in scholarship and funding
  • Evidence of high scholarly productivity through publication and service
  • Strong interest in teaching, mentoring students, and research and curricular development in the areas of data science
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience teaching at an accredited higher education environment
  • National and international recognition in data science
  • Achieved the rank of associate or full professor with tenure or equivalent professional status in industry or government
Physical activities associated with this position

The following physical activities are associated with the position and will be performed with or without an accommodation. All individuals are encouraged to apply.

Occasionally

  • Standing
  • Walking

Frequently

  • Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding
  • Repetitive motion
  • Sitting
  • Talking

Constantly

  • Hearing

The worker is required to have visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes.

Types of Background Checks Required National criminal background and registered sex offender check
Pre-employment Screening Requirements

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Posting Detail Information

Future Open Date
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Anticipated Start Date 08/13/2018
Anticipated End Date
Recruitment Contact Information

Ralph K. Davis, Associate Vice Provost for Research and Innovation
479.575.5624

All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A’s employment system at jobs.uark.edu. Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Special Instructions Summary

Completed applications received by March 25, 2018, will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position. Applicants should submit (1) cover letter, (2) complete curriculum vitae, (3) statements of research and teaching, and (4) the names, titles, addresses, and contact information of at least four references.

Hiring Location 222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.
EEO Statement

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Internal Posting No
Work Location Fayetteville, AR

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Statement of Research Philosophy
  5. List of five Professional References (name, title, email address and contact number)
Optional Documents
  1. Proof of Veterans Status