SOCIAL-JUSTICE DATA-SCIENCE

POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR


SOCIAL-JUSTICE DATA-SCIENCE POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR AT UCLA


The Division of Physical Sciences seeks to hire a postdoctoral scholar to work on a social-justice issue from a data-science perspective. The appointment will be as an Assistant Adjunct Professor either within the Department of Mathematics or the Department of Statistics. This postdoctoral scholar will be mentored jointly by one professor from Mathematics or Statistics and one social-justice scholar on campus

By harnessing data, data science can accelerate the scientific study of social-justice issues. Recent advances in data science and the excellence of UCLA's Departments of Mathematics and Statistics in data science can be leveraged for research into social justice. Anchoring data-science research in substantive social-justice issues will also lead to improvements in data-science methods.

We seek outstanding applicants who have a Ph.D. (or who will have a Ph.D. by the time of appointment) in Mathematics, Statistics, or a related field who seek to do research in applications to social justice.

APPLICATION MATERIALS


Reviews for the position will commence on December 31st 2020 and will continue until a successful candidate is identified. Interested applicants should apply at UCLA Academic Recruit at:

https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06005

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy at:

http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

Applicant should submit the following materials:

All inquiries may be sent to Chie Ryu at chie.ryu@stat.ucla.edu

POSSIBLE MENTORS


UCLA has a strong and active research community that works on social-justice issues. The scholar will be mentored both by a faculty member from either Mathematics or Statistics and by a social-justice scholar on campus. Our current available mentors are:


MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS FACULTY


Andrea L. Bertozzi



Susan Cochran




Mark S. Handcock






Chad Hazlett



Mike Hill





Karen McKinnon



Deanna Needell



Mason A. Porter




Rick Paik Schoenberg



SOCIAL JUSTICE FACULTY


Onyebuchi A. Arah



Martha J. Bailey



Matt Barreto



Hiram Beltrán-Sánchez



Lara Cushing



Adriana Lleras-Muney





Vickie Mays







Till Von Wachter