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21-22 Social Justice Data Science Assistant Adjunct Professor

Application Window

Open date: September 29th, 2021

Last review date: Monday, Nov 8, 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: Monday, Feb 28, 2022 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.

Position 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 both the Department of Mathematics and Department of Statistics, 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/JPF06910

Please refer to job tracking number JPF06910 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 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).
3) Statement of Research
4) Statement of Teaching
5) Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
6) Four Letters of Recommendation
7) Up to two papers or preprints (optional)

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

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 Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

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 on January 1, 2022 or July 1, 2022, dependent on the chosen candidate’s availability. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For Fullest consideration, all application materials should be submitted on or before November 7, 2021.

All inquiries may be sent to:
Chie Ryu
Chief Administrative Officer
UCLA Department of Statistics
chie.ryu@stat.ucla.edu

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

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).

Application Requirements

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

  • Two-page Proposal

  • 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.

  • 1-2 Papers or Preprints (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 4 letters of reference required

We will require 4 letters of recommendation.

Apply link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06910

Help contact: chie.ryu@stat.ucla.edu

Campus Information

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees must (a) provide proof of receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.