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University of North Texas  - Department of Information Science

Faculty Positions in Data Science

The Department of Information Science in the College of Information at the University of North Texas (UNT) is seeking candidates for a faculty position in Data Science at the rank of full/associate/assistant professor.
Job Description: The Data Science programs at UNT are designed to meet the increasing demands for Data Science and Data Analytics professionals. The department currently offers a Master of Science degree in Data Science and a concentration in Data Science in the Information Science PhD program.
Candidates should have a solid background and expertise in Data Science, anchored in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) disciplines, including big data, data analytics, learning analytics, data/information visualization, data mining, machine learning, data modeling, informetrics, natural language processing, and information retrieval. All candidates should have a demonstrated willingness to engage in high quality research and have an aptitude for undergraduate-, graduate- and doctoral-level teaching. The position requires a commitment to teaching, scholarly research resulting in high-quality publications and presentations, sustained service to the department and college, and academic advisement.
Minimum Qualifications: This position requires a Ph. D. degree in Data Science, Information Science, Computer Science or a closely related field and preferably significant industry experience or previous work in Data Science related areas. Teaching and research experience is required for full/associate professor candidates.
Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates with a strong record of funded scholarly research and publication.
Salary and benefits: Faculty appointments are for nine months with opportunities for summer teaching. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. A choice of retirement plans and employer-funded health insurance is available.
About UNT and North Texas: UNT is one of the nation's largest universities, we offer 101 bachelor's, 82 master's and 38 doctoral degree programs. The university is located in Denton, a town of about 131,000 people only 36 miles north of Dallas-Fort Worth, the country's fourth-largest metropolitan area.
The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.
Applications: All applicants must apply online at  Please attach the following application materials:
1)    Cover letter of application
2)    Complete curriculum vita
3)    List of three professional references with full contact information
4)    Statement of research interests
5)    Statement of teaching philosophy
6)    Sample syllabi (optional for assistant professor position, required for full/associate professor position)

For questions or additional information, please contact Jiangping Chen, Chair of Faculty Search Committee for Data Science at

Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the search is closed. A background check, letters of recommendation, and official transcripts are required prior to employment.