Build a New Kind of School

We are seeking talented people who are excited to create a forward-thinking community with a diversity of perspectives, backgrounds, and ideas. The School of Data Science is building a community dedicated to furthering data science education, research, and engagement. If you thrive in a startup atmosphere—where innovation, hard work, and enthusiasm are key contributors to success—and are excited to build a new kind of School, then we encourage you to apply.

The scope of data science at UVA is broad and inclusive. What are the Domains of Data Science?

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Faculty Positions

School of Data Science Faculty Wage

The School of Data Science seeks candidates to teach undergraduate and graduate students in the data science curriculum. This opportunity includes instruction in a classroom or distance education setting and may include curriculum development.

Position Type: Part time

Job ID: R0015506


New faculty positions to be posted early Fall 2023.

Staff Positions

Lead Clinical Research Coordinator

The University of Virginia (UVA) is seeking a Lead Clinical Research Coordinator housed in the School of Data Science for a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)-funded 4-year study entitled, "The REACH Intervention for Caregivers of Veterans and Service Members with TBI: Efficacy and Implementation Planning across the VA Polytrauma System of Care." The Lead Clinical Research Coordinator will be responsible for working directly with the Principal Investigator, Dr. Paul Perrin, UVA Professor of Data Science and Psychology, to oversee the study and link collaborators across UVA, Virginia Commonwealth University, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the University of Tennessee, and the University of Utah. They will assist Dr. Perrin in his administrative roles and aid in regulatory approvals, writing DoD quarterly reports, monitoring study progress, and supporting the overall conduct of the study at UVA and across all collaborating sites.

Position Type: Full time

Job ID:  R0050868


Manager or Director of Strategic Initiatives and Major Events

The School of Data Science at the University of Virginia is seeking a Manager or Director of Strategic Initiatives and Major Events. This position will oversee the formulation and implementation of event strategy for all events that support major initiatives of the school and Dean. They will define the goals, success metrics, and messaging for strategic events. They will build relationships with key stakeholders internally and externally, across the University, as well as develop a network of vendors and suppliers. They will implement best practices and develop planning standards, policies, and procedures that best support the school’s mission and organizational needs. As part of the core administrative team, this position will report to the Associate Dean for Administration and work closely with Development, Communications, and the Dean to align priorities and recommend and implement strategic pathways for the school.

Position Type: Full time

Job ID:  R0049883



Post-docs and Research Scientist Positions

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Data Science and Race, Place, and Equity

The School of Data Science at the University of Virginia invites applications for a full-time, postdoctoral research associate position, beginning August 2023 or earlier. The associate will be among 30 funded by an ambitious, University-wide Mellon Foundation Grant on Race, Place, and Equity focused on developing an undergraduate curriculum and advancing graduate and faculty research on the natural and cultural landscapes that encode local and national histories.

Position Type: Full Time 

Job ID: R0043766

For questions about the positions, please contact Raf Alvarado (


Postdoctoral Research Associate, School of Data Science

The School of Data Science (SDS) at the University of Virginia (UVA) seeks a postdoctoral research associate to work in collaboration with the Jeff Bleich Center, Flinders University of South Australia, exploring issues that relate to collective US-Australia-UK cooperation relevant to national security and wellbeing at a time when society is being transformed by the use and misuse of digital data. This is a one-year appointment; however, appointment may be renewed for an additional year contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.

Position: Full Time 

Job ID: R0045095


Student Positions

Communications Content Intern (Student Wage)

The Communications Team at the UVA School of Data Science is seeking a talented and motivated student to serve as a content intern for the 2023-2024 school year. The content intern will play an integral part in storytelling the student experience through blog posts and other written content, as well as on social media channels. This role is an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on, tangible business experience in communications, content marketing, and social media. The successful candidate will be creative, detail-orientated, enjoy working with various people, and desire to make a meaningful impact on the School of Data Science. Federal Works Study eligible.  

Position: Wage

Job ID: R0050334

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Summer Graduate Assistant (Student & Staff Wage) 

The Data Justice Academy seeks eight “near peer” mentors to support research projects in data science. These are hybrid positions, part research assistant, part teaching assistant. You will work with the faculty mentor to break down research tasks for the undergraduate scholars. If the shoclars need to learn or brush up on certain skills, you will identify tutorials to help. You will help undergraduate scholars succeed in the research project and to develop their data science skills.  

Position: Wage

Job ID: R0047883

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Capstone Assistant (Staff and Student Wage)

The School of Data Science seeks an assistant to support the Masters Capstone program. Masters students work in small groups to solve a real-world problem with real-world data. These problems are provided by partners in industry, government, non-profit sector and academia. The assistant will support the sourcing of these projects up to the time of launch. We expect to launch 50 unique projects between August 2023 and February 2024.

Position: Wage

Job ID: R0049655


If you are interested in joining the School of Data Science team but do not see a position that fits your interests, send an introduction and resume to We are always seeking talented individuals, so if a future position becomes available that matches your interests and background, we will be in touch.

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