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Organization: James Madison University
Title: Assistant or Associate Professor of Data Science
Location: Harrisonburg, Virginia USA
Application Deadline:
Posted: 2017-10-30

Position Description:

The Department of Integrated Science and Technology (ISAT) at James Madison University (JMU) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor beginning August, 2018. The Department of Integrated Science and Technology (soon to become the School of Integrated Sciences) is a dynamic, highly interdisciplinary academic unit of 50 faculty with terminal degrees in 39 different fields. Our graduates are innovative problem solvers with strong analytical and teaming skills that enable them to work on complex socio-technical problems facing organizations, communities, and society. Additional information on the department and its individual programs can be found at http://www.isat.jmu.edu.

The Department seeks a broadly trained Applied Data Scientist whose specializations complement one or more of the undergraduate programs housed within the department: Integrated Science and Technology, Geographic Science, and Intelligence Analysis. Potential areas of focus might include but are not limited to Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, Big Data Engineering, Spatial Analysis/GIS, Data Mining, Data Visualization, Computational Sciences, and Applied Statistics. Example application areas of interest to the department include: information and knowledge management, national security/business intelligence, environmental modeling, telecommunications, geography, health informatics, energy, manufacturing, and demography. A strong understanding of issues related to data ethics is desired.

The successful candidate will teach courses in one or more programs, maintain an active portfolio of scholarship that involves undergraduate students, and participate in service activities that contribute to the vitality of the university and profession. The successful candidate must embrace the interdisciplinary nature of the department by actively seeking opportunities to collaborate across program boundaries, and by leading the department into innovative applications of data science with fellow faculty. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching.

An earned Ph.D. or comparable terminal degree at the time of appointment is strongly preferred, but candidates with extensive industry or government experience and a master's degree will be considered. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the department's diversity. We value candidates who can demonstrate a history of working effectively with diverse groups of students, colleagues, and community members.

To apply visit http://joblink.jmu.edu/postings/2351 or go to JobLink.jmu.edu and reference posting number F1066. Complete the faculty profile and upload the following: a cover letter that includes a statement on teaching, research, and methodological interests; a curriculum vitae; and a statement of teaching philosophy, please include evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available). The names and contact information for three references will be requested as part of the application. If selected for an interview, each reference listed will receive an email requesting that they submit a reference through the JobLink system.

Salary is commensurate with experience. Screening of applications begins on December 1, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. For further information please contact Dr. Zachary Bortolot, Search Committee Chair, at bortolzj@jmu.edu.

Established in 1908, James Madison University is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, masters and doctoral programs to more than 20,000 students. JMU is regarded as one of the finest regional universities in the nation and has been continuously cited in U.S. News and World Report, Changing Times and Money Magazine as an outstanding public university. Located in the heart of Virginia's beautiful Shenandoah Valley, the city of Harrisonburg is approximately 120 miles from Washington, D.C. and Richmond, VA. Known for its livability, diversity, local food, arts and natural surroundings, this Virginia Main Street community is a great place to live and work.

James Madison University is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.

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