Assistant Professor- Madison, WI

University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

School of Information Studies and College of Engineering & Applied Sciences

Assistant Professor – Tenure Track

The School of Information Studies (SOIS), the iSchool at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), and the Computer Science Department in the College of Engineering and Applied Science invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in Data Science. The selected applicant will be expected to maintain an active research agenda in their field of interest, with a home in either the School of Information Studies or in the Department of Computer Science.

Ideal candidates will be interested in research and pedagogy in data science where information technology and computer science meet and interact. Possible research and teaching areas might include but are not limited to: machine learning, data mining, text mining, neural networks, visualization, factor analysis, structured prediction, heterogeneous data integration, cyber security, and network analysis. An ideal candidate will be a facilitator to encourage collaboration and joint research between the two academic units.

UWM is a doctoral/research intensive university and Wisconsin’s premier public urban institution, offering a comprehensive liberal arts, sciences and professional education at the undergraduate and graduate level to nearly 26,000 students. UWM has earned the highest rating for a research institution from the Carnegie Classification of Institution of Higher Education, often referred to as R1 status. UWM is one of only 115 R1 institutions.

The College of Engineering & Applied Science consists of seven departments—Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Mechanics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Materials, and Mechanical Engineering. The College has approximately 1,750 undergraduate students and 450 graduate students, both Master’s and Doctoral.

The School of Information Studies offers several educational programs: a Bachelor of Science in Information Science and Technology (BSIST); an ALA-accredited Masters of Library and Information Science (MLIS); several coordinated graduate degree programs, including Health Informatics; transcript-designated concentrations within the MLIS Archival Studies, Public Libraries, Information Organization, and Information Technology; post-masters Certificates of Advanced Study in Archives and Records Management and Digital Libraries, a PhD in Information Studies and a new Masters of Science in Information Science and Technology (MSIST) degree in partnership with the Department of Computer Science. The School has a strong research faculty, more than 900 students, and state-of-the-art information technology.

SOIS houses the Center for Information Policy Research, and its faculty organizes three other research groups: the Research Group for Information Retrieval, Knowledge Organization Research Group, and the Social Studies of Information Research Group. The School’s research and instructional programs are designed to be a resourceful blend of the University’s mission with the School’s information focus, international scope, and interdisciplinary mindset.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in Information Science, Computer Science or a related discipline by time of appointment.
  • Evidence of potential for teaching both in the SOIS undergraduate and/or graduate programs in Information Science and Technology and in CEAS’ undergraduate and/or graduate programs in Computer Science.
  • Excellent research promise in relevant area.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to teach courses in data mining, text mining, machine learning, big data or cyber security.
  • Experience or demonstrated ability in the design and delivery of courses in a variety of formats, including onsite and online.
  • Evidence of a collaborative focus in research.

This is a continuous recruitment, however, to guarantee a review applicants are encouraged to submit their materials no later than February 24, 2018. Applications received after February 25, 2018 may not receive consideration.

All applicants must apply online via A strong application packet will include a cover letter outlining their interest in this position, a current CV, a writing sample from a peer-reviewed journal, a document outlining their area of research or research interest and a document listing the names and contact information for three references.


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For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number.

If you have questions about the position, please contact Human Resources Assistant Laura Meyer via email

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UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

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