Assistant/Associate/Professor of Data Science and Director of the CGA
Title:  Assistant/Associate/Professor of Data Science and Director of the CGA
Source:  Faculty opportunities
Category:  Other Special Topics
Employer:  William & Mary
Deadline:  1/31/2023 12:00:00 AM
Post Date:  11/1/2022 12:00:00 AM
Location:  Williamsburg, Virginia


Present Position Number F0281W
Role Title Associate Professor/9-Mth
Position Title Assistant/Associate/Professor of Data Science and Director of the CGA
Position Summary
The Data Science Unit at William & Mary (, a public university of the Commonwealth of Virginia, seeks applications for a tenure-track position as the Director of the Center for Geospatial Analysis (CGA) ( Candidates will be considered at the advanced Assistant, Associate, or Professor level, depending on qualifications, with an academic appointment in Data Science. Appointment will begin August 10, 2023.
The ideal candidate will have the ability to craft the CGA into a far-reaching W&M academic resource and therefore will possess a vision for growth and sustainment of the CGA. They will also have a demonstrated record of building and maintaining a research agenda in Geographic Information Science, Remote Sensing, spatial data analysis, GeoAI, or other closely related fields. While we are interested in individuals whose scholarship is primarily methodologically oriented, we also welcome applications that emphasize the candidate’s expertise on the application of geospatial analysis in a wide range of topics, including (but not limited to) transportation, urban growth, health, and climate change.
Strong candidates will have a record of engaging in high-quality instruction, as well as experience advising graduate students. The selected candidate will be expected to externally fund a graduate (Ph.D.) research group, as well as regularly publish in well ranked outlets appropriate to the candidate’s area of expertise. Teaching assignment for this tenure-track position is expected to be at the level of one course per semester (two courses per year).
In addition to teaching and research duties, the selected applicant will lead efforts at William & Mary designed to augment and coordinate diverse GIScience offerings across the university. As Director of the CGA, the selected applicant will be in charge of helping define the curriculum to be taught to our undergraduate and graduate populations, developing new academic offerings, recruiting lecturers and other CGA support personnel, and for CGA budget management. The Director of CGA is also expected to lead university outreach related to GIScience for a broad constituency and in support of diverse applications, to elevate the standing of CGA in the Commonwealth and beyond.
Required Qualifications
  • Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Geography or a closely related field at the time of appointment (August 10, 2023) and must have a strong research record and a commitment to quality teaching
Preferred Qualifications
  • Postdoctoral research experience
  • Research and teaching experiences in the area of geospatial analysis
  • Past teaching (undergraduate and graduate) experience
  • Demonstrated ability to network within the geospatial community
  • A demonstrated record of securing extramural funding
  • Demonstrated leadership experience
Conditions of Employment

Department 3KEA10 Data Science
Location William & Mary
Job Open Date 12/07/2022
Review Begin Date 01/30/2023
Job Close Date  
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Category Instructional Faculty
Special Application Instructions
Applicants must apply online at Submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, a statement describing previous professional experience or future plans (or both) that demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion, a statement of teaching interests, and a statement of research interests. You will be prompted to submit online the names and email addresses of three references who will be contacted by the system with instructions for how to submit a letter of reference.
For full consideration, submit application materials by the review date, January 30, 2023. Applications received after the review date will be considered if needed.
Background Check Statement
William & Mary is committed to providing a safe campus community. W&M conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.
EEO Statement
William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The university is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
Benefits Summary Statement
William & Mary offers our employees a full array of benefits including retirement, health insurance with options for expanded dental and vision along with group and optional life insurance with coverage for spouse and children, flexible spending accounts, and an EAP (Employee Assistance Program).

Our employees enjoy additional university benefits such as educational assistance, professional development, wellness benefits, and a robust holiday schedule. All employees have access to fitness facilities on campus. Staff members also have access to the university libraries, and much more. To learn more, go to:

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Candidate Diversity Statement
  4. Research Statement
  5. Teaching Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Other Doc
  2. Other 2
  3. Other 3