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Job Opportunity: Faculty Opening in Data Science and Racial Equity

Washington University in St Louis

McKelvey School of Engineering


Washington University in St Louis’ Department of Computer Science & Engineering seeks an outstanding tenure-track faculty to begin on or after July 1, 2021. They seek talented and highly motivated individuals who will build transformative research programs related to race and/or ethnicity. They particularly welcome those whose work focuses on advancing data science for racial equity. In addition to addressing biases in artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms, they equally welcome applicants who are working on improving racial equity through other research in data and computer sciences. Candidates should show exceptional promise for research leadership and a strong commitment to high-quality teaching. They will be expected to publish their research in peer-reviewed conferences and journals, teach, and participate in department and university service. The usual teaching load is one course per semester.


This hiring is part of a university-wide race and ethnicity faculty cluster hire initiative that intends to add 12 new faculty working at the intersections of race, ethnicity, disparities, and justice across disciplines. Successful candidates will also be affiliated with the Division of Computational and Data Sciences – a transdisciplinary Ph.D.-granting program spanning the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, the Brown School of Social Work and Public Health.


Learn more and apply for this position. Applications received by December 15, 2020 will receive full consideration.