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Social Justice Data Science Assistant Adjunct Professor

Recruitment Period

Open date: November 16th, 2020

Last review date: Monday, Jan 4, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Sunday, Feb 28, 2021 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 filled.

Description

The Department of Mathematics and Department of Statistics at the University of California, Los Angeles invite applications for a three-year position as an Assistant Adjunct Professor in Social Justice and Data Science.

This Social-Justice Data-Science (SJDS) scholar position, which will be appointed in either the Mathematics or Statistics department, is based on a dual-mentor system whereby the scholar has a mentor in either Mathematics or Statistics and a second mentor who is a social-justice scholar from another campus unit (see https://datatheory.ucla.edu/social_justice.html). The SJDS scholar will address social-justice questions via empirical research or analysis, with a preference for the study of inequity and disparities in the Los Angeles region. This position is open to scholars from all disciplines (but who possess or will possess a Ph.D. that is grounded in data science by the time of appointment). Applicants should also show evidence of excellence in teaching and research.

The expected teaching load for this position is four one-quarter courses per year. This is expected to include both mathematics and/or statistics courses from the existing curriculum and also courses related to SJDS and in the candidate’s field of expertise.

Interested applicants should apply at UCLA Academic Recruit at:

https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF06005

Please refer to job tracking number JPF06005 on all correspondence.

Applicants should submit:

1) CV
2) A two-page proposal describing the proposed research and its significance to social-justice problems. It must specify the substantive social-justice questions and how they will be addressed by empirical research or analysis. It must specify the two mentors. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact potential mentors in the Mathematics or Statistics Departments to discuss the proposal. To help with the matching process for mentors, UCLA Mathematics and UCLA Statistics have created a webpage with potential mentors (https://datatheory.ucla.edu/social_justice.html).
3) Statement of research
4) Statement of teaching
5) Statement of Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
6) Four letters of recommendation

All applicants should indicate the AMS Subject Classification that most accurately represents their research area.

Applicants are also welcome to submit up to two papers or preprints as part of their dossier.

As a campus with a diverse student body, we encourage applications from women, minorities, and individuals with a history of mentoring under-represented minorities in the sciences. The preferred candidate will also demonstrate a commitment to mentoring students from underrepresented and underserved populations in the sciences, or demonstrate an interest in campus-wide or departmental programs that provide research and professional development opportunities for a diverse student body. Please include such statements within your Statement of Contributions to Diversity.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy at:

http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

Appointments will be effective July 1, 2021 or later. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. For fullest consideration, all application materials should be submitted on or before December 31, 2020.

Learn More

More information about this recruitment: https://datatheory.ucla.edu/social_justice.html

Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Two-Page Proposal - A two-page proposal describing the proposed research and its significance to social-justice problems. It must specify the substantive social-justice questions and how they will be addressed by empirical research or analysis. It must specify the two mentors. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact potential mentors in the Mathematics or Statistics department to discuss the proposal. To help with the matching process for mentors, Mathematics and Statistics have created a webpage with potential mentors (https://datatheory.ucla.edu/social_justice.html).

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.

  • Publications - Applicants are also welcome to submit up to two papers or preprints as part of their dossier. (Please upload as one single pdf file)
    (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 4 letters of reference required