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adjunct or Associate Professor in Data Analytics and Public Policy:University of North Carolina

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adjunct or Associate Professor in Data Analytics and Public Policy

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The University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for a tenured (Associate) or tenure-track (advanced adjunct) professor who will actively participate in our interdisciplinary Public Policy PhD Program. 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 covering commitment to diversity and inclusion; a recent CV, and the names and contact information for three references. Contact Us by Dr. Cherie Maestas, Public Policy Program Director at cmaestas@uncc.edu with questions about the position. 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.

Position Information

General Information
Position Number 004161
Working Title adjunct or Associate Professor in Data Analytics and Public Policy
Classification Title 9-Mo Tenure-Track/ Tenured Faculty
College Col Liberal Arts & Science (Col)
Department College of Liberal Arts and Science (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)
Position Designation Faculty
Employment Type Permanent - Full-time
Months per year 9
Primary Purpose of Department
The mission of the Public Policy Program is to prepare students to be researchers, decision-makers and policy analysts in local, state, or federal governments, non-profits, industry, and academia. The intellectual focus of the program is on conducting theoretically informed, empirical, applied, and interdisciplinary research to seek evidence-located, practical solutions to challenging policy issues and to contribute improve the quality of public policy and policy decision-making in society.
The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences advances the ethical discovery, dissemination, and application of expertise and creativity, and - by building the academic programs for tomorrow – educates students to be informed, critical thinkers and competent communicators, to work prosperously in a world of increasing diversity and change, and to be engaged citizens in a global society.
Vacancy Open to All Candidates
Description of Work
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte recognizes the differentiation of mission, goals, and objectives inherent in the diversity of disciplines represented by its colleges and departments. Thus, the Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Tenured and Tenure Track Faculty should be interpreted in the context of the related departmental and collegiate goals.
Teaching, Advising, Curriculum and Instructional Development - Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to teaching may include but are not limited to: subject matter competence, course design, course presentation, advising and consultation, directing student research, curriculum and instructional development, and grading student work.
Scholarly Research, Creative, and Other Professional Activities - All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to participate in expanding the expertise base of her/his academic field by conducting research or engaging in other creative activities as appropriate to the faculty member's discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to research may include but are not limited to: research/creative activity that generates new expertise and/or synthesizes and/or integrates existing expertise, publication, an on-going agenda for research, scholarly, and creative activity, and are expected to seek extramural support for their work.
Service to University, the Public, and the Profession - All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to engage in a program of service appropriate to their discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to service may include but are not limited to: service to the administration and governance of the University, public service, and service to the profession.
To view the complete Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty document visit our website: http://provost.uncc.edu/academic-budget-personnel/handbook/search-committee
Essential tasks and Responsibilities
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 expertise (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 practice, 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 practice appropriate for a tenured associate professorship at UNC Charlotte. A track record of extramural funding is required for candidates at the associate professor rank.
candidates 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.
Minimum practice/Education
UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned doctorate or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.
Preferred Education, expertise and practice
We will give preference to candidates with practice working within an interdisciplinary environment, and who have practice in areas such as graduate recruitment, curriculum development, mentoring, and preparing students for an academic and applied job market.
Necessary Licenses/Certifications
Special Notes to candidates
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for a tenured (Associate) or tenure-track (advanced adjunct) professor who will actively participate in our interdisciplinary Public Policy PhD Program. 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 covering commitment to diversity and inclusion; a recent CV, and the names and contact information for three references.
Contact Us by Dr. Cherie Maestas, Public Policy Program Director at cmaestas@uncc.edu with questions about the position.
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.
Job Open Date 11/05/2018
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Date Review of Applications will Begin 12/06/2018
Proposed Hire Date
If time-limited, please indicate appointment end date
Contact Information
Dr. Cherie Maestas, Director
cmaestas@uncc.edu

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Job Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
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Contact Email: cmaestas@uncc.edu


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