Job Opportunity: Director of Data Science Initiative

Atlanta University Center Consortium, Director of the Data
Science Initiative

The Atlanta University Center Consortium (AUCC) has established a bold vision for data science education and research, to dramatically increase the number of underrepresented minorities with credentials in data science and data analytics, and to advance research enabled by data science including research areas focused on issues impacting minority communities. Enabled by substantial seed funding, we envision an Initiative that will be closely aligned with industry, research institutes, and governmental agencies engaged in data science and will be the vanguard in coalescing scholars focused on the insights afforded by data science and data analytics. We anticipate that the Initiative will transform into the AUC Data Science Institute. The AUCC invites applications and nominations for the founding Director of the Data Science Initiative who will further refine our data science vision and lead us into a strong and sustainable future.

Reporting to the AUCC Executive Director, and with advisement by the AUCC Council of Chief Academic Officers and a yet to be formed AUC Data Science Advisory Council, the Director will lead and engage faculty, staff, and students across varied academic units, institutes, and centers in pan-university research efforts which encompass and incorporate diverse knowledge areas of data science and data analytics. The Director serves as a catalyst for leading the continued growth and development of data science initiatives working collaboratively with the research and academic leadership across the AUC to advance research initiatives and facilitate the organization of interdisciplinary teams and the submission of data-driven, cross-disciplinary proposals. The breadth of AUCC member schools (Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Morehouse School of Medicine, and Spelman College) provides the basis for an Initiative which aspires to be a world-leader in data science research, scholarship, and education. In addition, the Director serves as a principal advisor to the presidents of each partner institution and works directly with each of the AUC chief academic officers and other senior leadership about the broad areas encompassed by data science.

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