JungWon Yoon jyoon at usf.edu
Tue Dec 1 11:39:58 EST 2015

University of South Florida
School of Information
Assistant Professor
Closing date: Open until filled

The University of South Florida, School of Information (see
http://si.usf.edu) is inviting applications to join our faculty in the
area of data science. This position is at the rank of Assistant
Professor (tenure track), and we encourage recent PhDs and ABDs with a
strong expectation of completing the dissertation by Aug, 2016 to
apply. The successful candidate will join our faculty in a highly
collegial environment that promotes collaboration amongst our school
faculty and other members of the university community.

We seek colleagues who can deepen and extend our emerging strengths in
data science and analytics. We see this as comprising a broad domain
of skills in the areas of: computational social science; data mining;
visualization; analytic approaches such as NLP, IR, machine learning
and predictive analytics; tools and socio-technical process
development for scientific and communities collaboration, data access
and data retrieval; and other possible areas emphasizing analysis and
representation of large scale data.  Competitive applicants will
demonstrate how their research interests both connect to and extend
current faculty interests and program objectives. The ability to
obtain research grants and other external funding will be considered a
competitive advantage in our evaluations, as will evidence of teaching
experience and a commitment to teaching excellence. A publishing
record of impactful scholarship is expected.

The University of South Florida (http://www.usf.edu) is a high-impact,
global research university dedicated to student success, with over 240
degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate, specialty, and
doctoral levels. USF is a Top 50 research university among both public
and private institutions nationwide in total research expenditures,
according to the National Science Foundation. Serving nearly 48,000
students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.5 billion and an
annual economic impact of $4.4 billion. USF is a member of the
American Athletic Conference.

The USF School of Information (SI) (http://si.usf.edu) is housed in
the College of Arts and Sciences (http://cas.usf.edu), which consists
of 23 academic departments and a number of centers and institutes that
are highly collaborative and interdisciplinary in nature. SI enjoys a
strong tradition of educating information professionals in a variety
of settings. Three degree programs are currently offered in the
School: a M.A. in Library and Information Science, which has been
continually accredited by the American Library Association since 1974;
a new STEM-based MS in Intelligence Studies, which offers
concentrations in Cyber Intelligence and Strategic Intelligence; and a
B.S. in Information Studies that integrates a strong foundation in
information science with information technology to emphasize how
people interact with information and technology.

The following are the required and preferred qualifications of
potential candidates:


•       A Ph.D. in information science, data science, or a related
discipline; or evidence of completion of the Ph.D. by August 2016.
•       Evidence of expertise in applying data science and data
analytics methods.


•       Evidence of ability to contribute to service of the School
and/or profession.
•       A record of research in data science, including presentations,
publications, and similar forms of scholarly engagement.
•       Demonstrated ability to make use of innovative distance
learning technologies to support their teaching.
•       Ability to advise undergraduate and graduate students, and
participate in shared governance.
•       Evidence of ability to secure extramural research funding.

Review will begin immediately, with preference for applicants
submitting by December 18, 2015. The review process will continue
until the position is filled. Appointment is expected for Aug. 2016
(Fall 2016 semester).  Applicants who wish to apply for this position
should go to: http://www.usf.edu/administrative-services/human-resources/careers/browse-apply-for-job-openings.aspx
 and follow the links and instructions for applying for the faculty
line (job # 9026). When applying, required elements include a cover
letter, CV, and a list of the names and contact information for three
references. Optional material may be included with a URL for online
portfolio materials. Additional questions about this position should
be directed to the search committee chair Dr. Steven Walczak,
swalczak at usf.edu.

Conclusion of this search is subject to final budget approval. USF is
an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer, and is committed to
diversity in hiring, complies with the Americans with Disabilities
Act, and is a Public Records Agency. According to Florida Law,
applications and meetings regarding them are open to the public. For
ADA accommodations, please contact Dr. Walczak or Dina Castellon
(813-974-3522) at least five working days prior to need.

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