Assistant Professor - Data Science

Position Title: Assistant Professor - Data Science

Department: Computer Science - 32331

Vacancy Number: 16F-097

Position Number: 6967

Location of Workplace: Main UNCW Campus

Summary of Position:

The Department of Computer Science at University of North Carolina Wilmington invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant/Associate Professor to begin August 2017. Duties include teaching in the undergraduate and graduate computer science programs and graduate teaching in the data science program, maintaining an active research program, and directing undergraduate and graduate students.

Minimum Requirements:

Ph.D. in Computer Science or closely related area required.

Preferred Qualifications:

The M.S. degree in data science will begin in Fall 2017, and a primary focus of this position will be to teach in this program and have a research program that complements the degree. Research with emphasis in predictive analytics, data mining, machine learning, visualization, or distributed databases and processing is preferred.

Primary Function of Organizational Unit:

The Department of Computer Science offers a B.S. degree in computer science, a B.S. degree in information technology, an M.S. degree in computer science and information systems and an interdisciplinary M.S. degree in data science with the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
The Computer Science department currently has fourteen full-time faculty members (

College/School Information:

The College of Arts and Sciences is UNCW’s largest academic unit, employing 450 full-time and 150 part-time faculty members and awarding approximately three quarters of the university’s academic credits. Ours is a comprehensive arts & sciences college comprising the arts, the humanities, the mathematical and natural sciences, and the social and behavioral sciences.

The College’s twenty-two departments offer a variety of undergraduate majors leading to the Bachelor of Arts, the Bachelor of Fine Arts, the Bachelor of Music, and the Bachelor of Science. The College also offers a full complement of minors, including interdisciplinary minors such as African-American studies, Asian studies, forensic science, Latin American studies, Native American studies, and women’s studies, among others.

Applied learning is a hallmark of the student experience in the College of Arts and Sciences. Each of the College’s departments requires an applied learning experience as a part of the curriculum for its undergraduate majors. Examples include faculty-directed research, internships, service learning, and capstone courses and projects, all of which challenge students to integrate various stands of knowledge and to apply that knowledge to broader, real-world or real disciplinary situations. Through applied learning, students in the college gain direct hands-on experience with the skills of their major fields as an essential part of their preparation for life and career.

In addition to its undergraduate major and minor programs, the College is chiefly responsible for the curriculum that comprises the university’s University Studies Program, through which all UNCW undergraduates gain a foundation in the liberal arts and develop the transferable skills essential for life in the twenty-first century. The College strives in its undergraduate programs and in its University Study offerings to nurture creative thinking, intellectual curiosity, and academic integrity in students while providing them with a solid foundation of knowledge in their chosen fields. Upon completion of their undergraduate studies, College of Arts and Sciences students will have the necessary preparation for rewarding careers, advanced study, effective citizenship, and meaningful lives

Graduate programs in the college are designed to develop intellectual competence and to prepare the student for careers in business, industry, government, teaching, or for further study at the doctoral level.

University Information:

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with over 15,000 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement.

EEO Statement:

UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicant Instructions:

To apply, please complete the online application process available at A complete application includes a cover letter; a statement of teaching philosophy; a summary of research plans; complete resume; and a list of three professional references, all submitted as PDFs to the online application portal. Note that letters of application without the requested components will not meet the application requirements. To ensure full consideration, please have your completed application submitted by the Priority Date listed below.

Position Type: Permanent

Job Posting Date: 01/23/2017

Priority Consideration Date: 02/23/2017

Priority Consideration Information: Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Address application documents to: Dr. Sridhar Narayan

Applicants must apply at: