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Data Science Initiative Pro Tem Research Faculty - Open Pool

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 18, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Computer Sciences & Technology
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Data Science Initiative Pro Tem Research Faculty - Open Pool

Job no: 525530
Work type: Faculty - Pro Tempore
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Information Technology, Research/Scientific/Grants

Department: Data Science Initiative
Rank: Research Assistant
Annual Basis: 12 Month

Review of Applications Begins
Applications will be reviewed as needs arise

Special Instructions to Applicants
Along with your application, please submit a current CV/resume

Department Summary
The Office of the Provost (OtP) upholds, provides leadership on, and carries out the academic mission of the University. In service to this mission, the office: promotes and sustains the highest standards in teaching, research and service; fosters and advocates for faculty; promotes a respectful work environment, equity and inclusion, and a family-friendly workplace; supports and coordinates matters that pertain to faculty and academics, including hiring, retention, promotion, and tenure processes; advances university outreach to the community, academic extension, and internationalization.
The Data Science Initiative (DSI) is an initiative managed by the Office of the Provost. The purpose of this interdisciplinary initiative is to bring together new and existing faculty to create new research and education programs focused on data science.

Position Summary
The Data Science Initiative (DSI) is seeking qualified applicants for its open research pool. DSI is currently working to develop its undergraduate and graduate programs.

Positions are limited duration, funding contingent appointments that are part time or short term contracts not to exceed one year, with the possibility of renewal up to a total of three years. Renewals will be dependent upon program needs, funding, and performance. Salary will be dependent upon education, experience, and available funding.

Open positions will include research assistants, research associates, research scientists, research professors, or post doctoral scholars.

Research Assistant positions will conduct research under the direction of the Principal Investigator (PI). In addition, to further research learning, the research assistant will receive an annual performance evaluation. Research Scientists will use specific technical skill sets to conduct and assist with research under guidance from the PI.

Research Associate positions will conduct research with only general guidance from the PI. In addition, to further research learning, the Research Associate will receive an annual performance evaluation.

Research Professors conduct independent research and may have some instructional responsibilities.

Postdoctoral Research Scholars will conduct research under the direction of a faculty member to acquire research training. In addition, to further career development, the postdoctoral research scholar and PI will create and follow mentoring and individual development plans.
Successful candidates will have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds.

Minimum Requirements
Research Assistant and Research Scientist:
  • B.S. in a relevant field

    Research Associate:
  • Terminal degree in a related field

    Research Professor:
  • Assistant - terminal degree in related field
  • Associate - terminal degree and six years of experience
  • Full - terminal degree and twelve years of experience

    Postdoctoral Scholar:
  • Ph.D. in related field

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

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