Assistant or Associate Professor in Data Analytics and Public Policy – The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

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The University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for a tenured (Associate) or tenure-track (advanced Assistant) professor who will actively participate in ourinterdisciplinary Public Policy PhD Program. We seek candidates whose research applies data science methodology and advanced quantitative methods to the study of public policy. The area of research specialty is open, but we will give preference to candidates with interest in collaborating with faculty in a newly developing security and justice policy research cluster, broadly defined. Candidates should have a record of research that utilizes advanced quantitative methods (e.g. causal inference, time series analysis, hierarchical modeling, simulations) and data science skills (e.g. data visualization, machine learning, computational modeling, natural language processing, network science) and be prepared to teach in graduate courses in these areas.

Required qualifications include the following: (1) a Ph.D. in Public Policy or a closely related social science or data science discipline; (2) a strong record, appropriate to rank, of high quality peer-reviewed publications related to public policy; (3) a program of research likely to generate publications and extramural funding; (4) teaching experience, appropriate to rank; and (5) a commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion as values in the program and college.

Candidates at the Associate level should possess credentials and experience appropriate for a tenured associate professorship at UNC Charlotte. A track record of extramural funding is required for candidates at the associate professor rank. We will give preference to candidates with experience working within an interdisciplinary environment, and who have experience in areas such as graduate recruitment, curriculum development, mentoring, and preparing students for an academic and applied job market. Applicants must submit a statement on diversity and inclusion and finalists will be asked during their screening interview how diversity and inclusion are incorporated into their teaching, service, and research.

The Public Policy Program is an interdisciplinary PhD granting program that draws upon faculty and resources from seven departments and three colleges. The position will contribute to the development and integration of data science curriculum into our current PhD program and help develop new graduate certificate programs. At least fifty percent of the teaching and service expectations will be committed to the Public Policy Program. The position will have a tenure home in one of the following four departments: Criminal Justice, Geography and Earth Sciences, Political Science and Public Administration, or Sociology. Research active faculty at UNC Charlotte typically teach two courses per semester. The position begins on August 12, 2019.

The Public Policy Program is supported by over 30 core faculty drawn from departments and colleges throughout the university including Criminal Justice and Criminology, Economics, Geography and Earth Sciences, Philosophy, Political Science and Public Administration, Public Health, and Sociology.

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a doctoral, research-intensive university, located in one of the nation’s fastest-growing metropolitan areas on an expanding modern campus. One of sixteen campuses in one of the oldest public university systems in the United States, UNC Charlotte offers over 28,000 culturally diverse students a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Charlotte’s metropolitan area is rich in cultural and racial diversity (over 40% Hispanic/Latino and African-American) and our faculty strives to reflect and interact positively with that population. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences houses 20 departments in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, physical sciences, and military sciences, as well as 8 research centers and institutes and 13 interdisciplinary programs.

Applications must be submitted electronically at https://jobs.uncc.edu (use position number #004161) and the following documents should be attached: cover letter describing your qualifications, teaching, and scholarship; a separate statement addressing commitment to diversity and inclusion; a recent CV, and the names and contact information for three references. Please contact Dr. Cherie Maestas, Director Public Policy Program at cmaestas@uncc.edu with questions about the position. Review of files will begin December 6 and continue until the position is filled.

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. The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an official transcript of their

highest earned degree and submit to a criminal background check.

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