University of North Texas

Job Title

Assistant Professor - Data Science 


College of Information - Department of Information Science


Opening Date: 11/07/2022
Closing Date:  01/31/2023

Job Description

The Department of Information Science (IS) in the College of Information at the University of North Texas invites applications for tenure-track Assistant Professor position. The position will begin in Spring 2023. We are seeking exceptional candidates with interests in a wide range of topics within the theoretical, machine learning, and computational foundations of data science. 


Job Duties

The candidate will teach, conduct research, and provide service in an academic position with emphasis in Data Science. The candidate must demonstrate a record of research accomplishments and have the ability to design and deliver courses in a variety of formats, including online and hybrid modalities in Data Science. The candidate is expected to teach Data Science undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral-level courses and advise students in Data Science research. They are expected to work closely with doctoral students and to serve on dissertation committees.

This is a nine-month, full-time, tenure-track position. We seek candidates who will provide inspiration and leadership in research and teaching, who can leverage the strengths of the department’s dynamic faculty and programs, and who will build collaborative relationships in the University and profession. The College of Information and Department of Information Science are committed to creating a learning community that reflects and enacts the values of diversity, equity and inclusion that inform academic excellence. We encourage applicants who may enhance our representational diversity but especially whose research, teaching, and community engagement will contribute to diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty..


The minimum requirement for appointment is an earned doctorate in Data Science, Machine Learning, Computer Science, or other related fields at the time of appointment.
Candidates will demonstrate evidence of effective teaching, research, and scholarship with experience/expertise in the broad areas of Data Science and Information Science. Preference will be given to candidates who have been active in publication and have a demonstrated record of funded scholarly research and publication.

Supplemental Information

EEO Statement:

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.

About the Department of Information Science:

The Department of Information Science, one of three departments in the College of Information, promotes the understanding of, access to, and use of data and information through teaching, research and service activities. The Department prepares data and information professionals of the highest quality to serve in dynamic roles locally, nationally, and globally. Faculty members measure their success by the quality of their students’ intellectual contributions to the profession and society. The American Library Association has accredited the Department’s master’s program in library and information sciences continuously since 1965. The Department offers two bachelor’s degrees, two master’s degrees, post-master’s certificates, and a doctoral degree in information science. The health informatics program is nationally recognized. Additional information is available at:

How to Apply

For additional information about the position and to apply, please visit

Required documents needed to apply include:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • References – List of names and contact information for 3
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Narrative Describing Scholarly Research
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy



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