The Evans School of Public Policy & Governance, at the University of Washington, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning in Fall 2019 (100% FTE, 9-month appointment). The Assistant Professor will be expected to use data science to improve public policy and public management. The successful candidate will be expected to use data analytics to address the design, implementation, and measurement challenges in public policy, for e.g., environment and natural resource use, transportation, housing, health, education or development more generally. Relevant applications include the acquisition, curation, merging, management, analysis (e.g. machine learning and other approaches), visualization and sharing of big and complex data, to improve the design, delivery, and evaluation of public programs. The Assistant Professor will be expected to consider the equity, bias, and ethical implications of using predictive analytics and algorithms in public management. In addition to scholarship, the successful candidate will help us as we build our curriculum to equip our students to use data for more effective management in the public and non-profit sectors, and to inform the policies and regulations that balance innovation, efficiency, security, and privacy. The Assistant Professor will be expected to comfortably use the language, ecosystem, and applications of data science in the public and nonprofit sector, and to engage with University-wide efforts (e.g., eScience Institute, Urbanalytics, Center for Statistics in the Social Sciences, Global Innovation Exchange). Successful applicants should be prepared to teach in the core of our undergraduate, MPA, and/or PhD programs. All UW faculty engage in teaching, research and service.
The University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Policy & Governance is recognized as one of the best public affairs programs in the country. The School is located in close proximity to a strong public-sector environment and has partnerships with organizations that lead the way to drive change for the public good. University of Washington offers one of the most exceptional research and teaching environments in the United States. UW is the most innovative public university in the world, per Reuters’ ranking. Seattle is a region of explosive growth, global trade, technological advancement, a thriving nonprofit community, and a long history of innovative government. It is also a cultural metropolis surrounded by the unparalleled natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Seattle is home to numerous major technology firms (e.g., Amazon, Microsoft, Tableau) and a thriving data science community. Seattle offers a quality of life that is among the highest in the country, with beautiful lakes and parks, incredible walkability, bike lanes, and a lively music and cultural scene.