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Assistant Professor, iSchool at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

The School of Information Studies (SOIS), the iSchool at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in Data Science. The selected applicant will be expected to maintain an active research agenda in their field of interest.

Ideal candidates will be interested in research and pedagogy in data science. Possible research and teaching areas might include but are not limited to: machine learning, data mining, text mining, data visualization, and network analysis.


About UWM: 

UWM is a doctoral/research intensive university and Wisconsin's premier public urban institution, offering a comprehensive liberal arts, sciences and professional education at the undergraduate and graduate level to nearly 25,000 students. UWM has earned the highest rating for a research institution from the Carnegie Classification of Institution of Higher Education, often referred to as R1 status. UWM is one of only 115 R1 institutions.

The School of Information Studies offers several educational programs: a Bachelor of Science in Information Science and Technology (BSIST); a Masters of Science in Information Science and Technology (MSIST) degree in partnership with the Department of Computer Science; an ALA-accredited Masters of Library and Information Science (MLIS); several coordinated graduate degree programs, including Health Informatics; transcript-designated concentrations within the MLIS Archival Studies, Public Libraries, Information Organization, and Information Technology; post-masters Certificates of Advanced Study in Archives and Records Management and Digital Libraries; and a PhD in Information Studies. The School has a strong research faculty, more than 900 students, and state-of-the-art information technology.


SOIS houses the Center for Information Policy Research, and its faculty organizes three other research groups: the Research Group for Information Retrieval, Knowledge Organization Research Group, and the Social Studies of Information Research Group. The School's research and instructional programs are designed to be a resourceful blend of the University's mission with the School's information focus, international scope, and interdisciplinary mindset.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in Information Science or related at the time of the appointment.
  • Evidence of potential for teaching both in the SOIS undergraduate and graduate programs in Information Science.
  • Excellent research promise in relevant area.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to teach courses in areas such as machine learning, data mining, text mining, data visualization, or network analysis
  • Experience or demonstrated ability in the design and delivery of courses in a variety of formats, including onsite and online.
  • Evidence of a collaborative focus in research.


Instructions for Applicants: 

This is a continuous recruitment. Review of applications will begin on February 28, 2019. Applications received after February 27, 2019 may not receive consideration.


All applicants must apply online via A strong application packet will include a cover letter outlining their interest, a current CV, a document outlining their research area or research interest, a writing sample (i.e. peer reviewed journal abstract or article) and a document listing the names and contact information for three references.

AA/EO Statement 

UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status. 

Reasonable Accommodations 
UWM provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 414-229-4463. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability. 

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials 
UWM is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWMwill not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin's Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of "final candidates" and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request. 

CBC and Reference Check Policy 
Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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