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Humanist Archives: July 11, 2019, 5:59 p.m. Humanist 33.134 - asst. professorship in data science

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        Date: 2019-07-10 05:57:28+00:00
        From: "Frett, Dianna" 
        Subject: Assistant Professor: Society and Ethics in Data Science (JPF02161)


I am writing to ask that you post/distribute our Faculty Ad for Assistant
Professor: Society and Ethics in Data Science (JPF02161)

Full Ad:

Assistant Professor: Society and Ethics in Data Science
Job #JPF02161
Social Sciences - COMMUNICATION
Halacioğiu Data Science Institute 

Open date: July 1st, 2019
Next review date: Monday, Jul 15, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received
after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been


The Department of Communication within the Division of Social Sciences at the
University of California, San Diego and Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute
(HDSI) are seeking to make a joint appointment at the Assistant Professor level,
to begin Fall 2020 in the following area: Society and Ethics in Data Science.
This is a shared appointment between the Department of Communications and
Halicioglu Data Science Institute (HDSI) with teaching and service
responsibilities evenly distributed between the two units. The Department of
Communication will be the candidate's home department and will oversee the
process of appointment and future review. Moreover, this search is part of an
ongoing cluster hire, sponsored by the Institute for Practical Ethics (IPE)and
focused on the social implications and ethics of science, technology and
medicine. It is expected that the successful candidate will participate in
relevant activities of the IPE. The candidate will also engage in social science
research and teaching on the power, peril and promise of data science/artificial
intelligence with a focus specifically on how, in what ways, to what ends and
with what consequences the infrastructures and methods of data analytics are
reshaping social life, political institutions and processes and ethical regimes.

Completion of PhD in a social science field or a PhD in computer science by
date of hire or completed now is required. Candidate is also required to have
significant training in social science identified by degrees and/or multiple
years of work experience.

Data Science has emerged as an area central to advances in our understanding
of nature, improving the quality life and a healthy society. Data collection,
stewardship and analyses are already integrated into the infrastructure for
commerce, healthcare, governance and education. The ubiquitous practical uses of
digital data have raised awareness of the need to further develop the underlying
scientific, technological, social and ethical basis for understanding and
exploiting data.

HDSI is a new strategic academic institute tasked with hosting and
coordination of Data Science research and education activities at the University
of California, San Diego. Among HDSI academic programs are the Data Science
major and minor currently with nearly 600 undergraduate students. The Department
of Communication brings multiple disciplinary traditions and methodologies to
bear in the study of communication as an institutional, technological, cultural,
architectural, and cognitive phenomenon, inextricably anchored in and shaped by
questions of democracy, diversity, social justice, and social change.

The University of California San Diego is committed to academic excellence and
diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. We seek candidates who
will maintain the highest standards of scholarship and professional activity and
make a strong and meaningful contribution to the development of a campus climate
that supports equality and diversity. Salary is commensurate with qualifications
and based on published University of California pay scales. To ensure full
consideration, all application materials must be submitted electronically by
October 15, 2019, at the following link - https://apolrecruit.ucsd.edu/JPF02161.

UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong
institutional commitment to excellence through diversity. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran


La Jolla, CA

More information about this recruitment: http://datascience.ucsd.edu


Document requirements

-- Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
-- Cover Letter - A two to three page cover letter
-- Statement of Research - Statement detailing your research
-- Statement of Teaching
-- Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should
summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty
Equity site for more information.
-- Writing sample(s) - Writing sample(s) up to 50 pages total.

Reference requirements

3 required (contact information only)

Also, here is the link to the Ad posting - https://apol-
recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF02161. Once you have distributed, can you send me a copy as
proof of the distribution?

Kindest regards,

Dianna Frett
Interim AP/HR Manager
Halacioğiu Data Science Institute
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive| La Jolla, CA  92093|MC 0555

(O) 858.246-3040
(E) dfrett@ucsd.edu

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