This position leads research in the broad areas of big data, data analytics, data mining, visual analytics, and computational science. The position requires an excellent track record in scholarship and funding, and the ability to provide evidence of high scholarly productivity through publication and service, as well as having a strong interest in teaching, mentoring students, and supporting research and curricular development in the areas of data science.

Regular, reliable and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.

Minimum Qualifications: Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.

  • Ph.D. or equivalent in a data science related discipline conferred by the start of employment
  • Demonstrated success in scholarship and funding
  • Evidence of high scholarly productivity through publication and service
  • Strong interest in teaching, mentoring students, and research and curricular development in the areas of data science

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience teaching at an accredited higher education environment
  • National and international recognition in data science
  • Achieved the rank of associate or full professor with tenure or equivalent professional status in industry or government

Physical activities associated with this positionThe following physical activities are associated with the position and will be performed with or without an accommodation. All individuals are encouraged to apply.


  • Standing
  • Walking


  • Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding
  • Repetitive motion
  • Sitting
  • Talking


  • Hearing

The worker is required to have visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes.

Types of Background Checks Required
National criminal background and registered sex offender check

Pre-employment Screening RequirementsThe University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Open Until Filled

Anticipated Start Date: 08/13/2018

Recruitment Contact InformationRalph K. Davis, Associate Vice Provost for Research and Innovation


All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A’s employment system at jobs.uark.edu. Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Special Instructions SummaryCompleted applications received by March 25, 2018, will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position. Applicants should submit (1) cover letter, (2) complete curriculum vitae, (3) statements of research and teaching, and (4) the names, titles, addresses, and contact information of at least four references.

Hiring Location: 222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.

EEO StatementThe University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.