Assistant Professor, Data Science and Spatial Analysis (TE)
University of Arizona
 Tucson, AZ

Position Details

Position Information

Title Assistant Professor, Data Science and Spatial Analysis (TE) Department Sch of Geography & Development (3008) Medical Sub-Speciality Location Main Campus Position Summary

The School of Geography and Development seeks a tenure-eligible Assistant Professor in data science, spatial analysis, statistics and quantitative methods. The ideal candidate will advance the School's research on pressing social, political, economic, and environmental issues. Successful applicants will have an active research program in data science and spatial analysis of complex data sets. We particularly seek individuals whose scholarship can contribute to the School's program in Urban and Regional Development, which includes the study of cities and their environs. The candidate selected will enhance the School's research and teaching capacities across a diverse range of topics and contribute to the Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Statistics and Data Science. The position will provide opportunities to connect with research communities and resources across campus, including the Cyberinfrastructure for Data Management and Analysis Center.

Please note that if invited to a campus interview, candidates will be asked whether it is permissible to video or audio record their research talk and to post it on a limited-access account to ensure that voting eligible members of the relevant unit have access to information in the event they are unable to attend the presentation(s). Any recordings that are made will be subject to the university retention schedule and will be accessible only to authorized university personnel.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; sick leave and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

The Assistant Professor will teach a mix of undergraduate and graduate courses in quantitative methods and in topical areas to support our programs in Urban and Regional Development and Geographic Information Systems and Technology. Instructional duties may involve a mix of in-person and online offerings. The appointee will also participate in the activities of the Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Statistics. The distribution of effort will normally be 40% Research, 40% Teaching, and 20% Service.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Minimum Qualifications

We seek a scholar with a strong research record and a promising agenda for future work. A Ph.D. in Geography or a related field is required by the time of appointment. Applicants in related fields should demonstrate that their research is sufficiently geographical to fit within a multi-faceted Geography department.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience teaching at the collegiate level

Rank Assistant Tenure Information Tenure-Eligible (TE) FLSA Exempt FTE 1.0 Full Time/Part Time Full Time Number of Hours Worked per Week 40+ Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits Posted Rate of Pay DOE Job Category Faculty Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F22090 Number of Vacancies One Desired Start Date Position End Date (if temporary) Limited to Current UA Employees No Contact Information for Candidates

Tom Evans

Open Date 10/03/2019 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Review Begins On 10/29/2019 Special Instructions Summary

For the writing sample, please provide a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service/outreach.

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Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

• Where did you first learn about this position?

  • Arizona Daily Star
  • Arizona Republic
  • Chronicle of Higher Education
  • Department of Economic Security (DES)
  • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
  • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
  • Jobing.Com
  • LinkedIn
  • Local Job Banks
  • Pima County One-Stop
  • Professional Conference
  • Professional journal/publication
  • Referred by UA Employee
  • Invited by Dept to Apply
  • UA Website
  • Other

• Will you have a Ph.D. in Geography or a related field by the start of this appointment?

  • yes
  • no

• Do you have prior experience teaching at the collegiate level?

  • Yes
  • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Writing Sample
  • Sample of Publications 1

Optional Documents