Visiting Assistant Professor - Data & Society - (ADJ000419)



The Honors College at the University of Houston invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor to assist in the development of a new interdisciplinary minor ( Data & Society - www.uh.edu/honors/Programs-Minors/honors-minors/data-and-society/) that brings community-engaged humanities approaches to the study and teaching of data science. Applications are sought from teaching faculty in the social studies of science, science and technology, anthropology of science, history of science, digital humanities, or interdisciplinary humanities, disciplines.

The successful applicant would be expected to collaborate on digital projects, including digital humanities and co-curricular community-engaged science projects. The Data & Society minor uses an innovative project-based curriculum, culminating in capstone projects led by students in community or other interdisciplinary settings. The successful applicant would need to demonstrate willingness and capacity to oversee projects beyond the classroom and in community settings. Experience conducting quantitative and mixed methods approaches, including program evaluation and assessment in education or community settings is expected, and facility with and ability to communicate principles of data science to non-technical audiences is required. Some of our current project can be seen at: www.uh.edu/chwi , but our approach to community engagement is expansive and other directions are welcome

The University of Houston is a Carnegie Tier 1 public research institution that is located in the heart of the fourth largest and most diverse city in the nation. The Chronicle of Higher Education has named the University of Houston as one of the best places to work. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

To apply, please submit an online application that will include a letter of application emphasizing relevant teaching experience and any sponsorship of co-curricular activities, such as learning away or abroad, service learning, or undergraduate research; a current cv; and three letters of recommendation to be collected at a later date. The Search Committee will begin considering applications January 19, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications :

A Ph.D is required for this position.

Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of final candidate. All positions at the University of Houston are security sensitive and will require a criminal history check.

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