The University of Texas at Austin, College of Education, is seeking a faculty
member in Data Science / Analytics to be appointed as an Associate / Full
Professor with tenure. The College of Education seeks to serve as agents of
change committed to transforming education and health research, practice, and
policy to ensure the thriving of children, families, schools, and communities.
We build upon individual, family, and community strengths in order to combat
disparities in education and health and to promote social justice. We are
committed to an intellectually diverse and inclusive working and learning
environment and are seeking candidates whose research, teaching, and service
has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity, inclusivity,
As a College-wide search, this is a broad call for an accomplished scholar who
will support these goals within one of our five departments: Curriculum and
Instruction; Educational Leadership & Policy; Educational Psychology;
Kinesiology and Health Education; Special Education. While the specific area
of study is open, the successful candidate's core scholarship should be
quantitatively focused. The successful candidate's record should reflect
advanced experience with cutting-edge methodological approaches to the
analysis of large and complex data sets in education and/or health, with
experience in high-performance computing a plus. Examples of potential areas
of methodological focus include integrating education and health system data
to understand student learning and health outcomes; methods for validating
causal inferences from educational and health data mining; artificial
intelligence; learning analytics; and social networks analysis. Experience in
applied research design and novel approaches to analyzing intervention data
(e.g., adaptive design) is preferred. Ideally, the successful candidate's
scholarship would will inform the translation of research to practice via the
development of interventions in schools, communities, families or clinics.
Applicants should also have a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring with
a focus on enhancing equity and inclusion in the field and in practice.
The College of Education promotes the shared values of equity, excellence,
innovation, empowerment, and community-focus, and endeavors to bridge research
and practice. We view inclusiveness and excellence as interconnected in the
work of our faculty. The College of Education is particularly interested in
and values candidates who have experience working with diverse and underserved
populations, and address the interactions among our diverse identities.
Candidates should show a demonstrated commitment to improving access and
conditions in educational and health settings for children, adults, families,
schools, and communities through our efforts to Reimagine Education :
https: // education.utexas.edu/about/office-dean/reimagine-education
The University of Texas at Austin is the flagship state-university of Texas.
It houses the Texas Advanced Computing Center. We value and support
interdisciplinary research and provide numerous opportunities for
collaboration including: the Educational Research Center; Meadows Center for
Preventing Educational Risk; Texas Population Research Center; Dell Medical
School, and The Austin Campus of the UTHSC School of Public Health. There are
on-going collaborations with state organizations, Texas Education Association
and the State Department State Health Services, that are housed only blocks
from campus. Austin, Texas is an exciting, welcoming, and inclusive city with
the reputation as the Live Music Capital of the World with many parks and
lakes that are popular for hiking, running, biking, and water-activities
including swimming and boating.
The position is supported by a competitive start-up package, compensation
appropriate to rank and experience, and access to state-of-the-art core
Ph.D. in Education, Psychology, Prevention Science, Public Health, or
related fields with methodological focus or a Ph.D. in quantitative fields
such as statistics, biostatistics, demography, economics, mathematics,
data science or computer science.
Achieved national (Associate Professor) or field-leading (Professor)
prominence in area of scholarship.
Excellent publication record.
Demonstrated record of independent and/or collaborative extramural
Experience or capacity to teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate
students from diverse backgrounds and advance the College's mission of
equity and excellence.
To ensure full consideration, please provide all requested materials by
December 6, 2021. Review of applications continue until the position is
Applicants should upload the following items to the Interfolio system:
Cover Letter with contact information that reflects on your research,
teaching and service accomplishments. Be sure to note how these reflect
equity, diversity, and inclusion; along with their fit within the
Signature Impact Areas of the College of Education
Up to 3 representative publications
A list of 3 references with contact information (no contact will occur
unless selected as a finalist)
For additional information about the department, see
https: // education.utexas.edu/departments/kinesiology-health-education.
Applications will be submitted via the University of Texas' Interfolio By
Committee web portal. If you do not have a Dossier account with Interfolio,
you will be prompted to create one prior to applying for the position. If you
have questions about using Interfolio, please email email@example.com or
call (877) 997-8807.
For questions regarding the application process, please contact Shannon
LaFevers (512) 232-6023 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions about the
positions can be directed to the chair of the search committee: Dr. John
Bartholomew at email@example.com, or Pedro Reyes,
UT Austin is an equal opportunity institution that is committed to recruiting,
supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff,
and students. We encourage qualified applicants from underrepresented
communities to apply.
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