Professor, Data Analytics *UPDATED*

New Jersey, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Aug 04, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Drew University invites applications for a 12-month open-rank tenure-track professor of Data Analytics, with a flexible start date of either January or August, 2021

Key Responsibilities:

The successful candidate is expected to teach courses and mentor students. They will teach six course equivalents per year across the Fall, Spring, and Summer terms, including some evening classes. Primary teaching responsibilities will be in our new Master of Science in Data Analytics program, but could involve teaching undergraduates depending on preference. A program description may be found at


The successful candidate will be prepared to teach most aspects of data analytics. We seek candidates who have breadth in the discipline and who are passionate about innovative teaching within a liberal arts context in small classes. We have an interest in candidates whose work spans disciplinary boundaries. Some specific areas of potential interest include biostatistics, epidemiology, business analytics, computational statistics, data visualization, and machine learning. Also required is the ability to oversee internships and to aid students as they create portfolios of their work. The successful candidate will teach six courses each year. Five of the courses will be during the fall and spring semesters, and a capstone course will be in the summer and will involve the supervision of summer internships. In addition to excellent teaching, candidates will be expected to maintain an active program of scholarship, broadly defined, and to contribute to the university community through committee service, student advising, collaboration across disciplines, and leadership for data analytics at Drew. 

Preference will be given to candidates with a comprehensive knowledge of data analytics, including implementation of data management plans for the collection, cleaning, and storage of real-world data, analyzing authentic big data sets to support data-driven decision-making, and communication of data-driven conclusions based on an analysis of real-world data to a non-technical audience. 


A Ph.D. in statistics, computer science, data science, biostatistics, business analytics, or a related area of mathematical sciences is required.

To apply, submit the following materials as PDF files to Please include your name in the subject. Apply by September 15, 2020.

    Cover letter  CV/Resume Undergraduate and graduate transcripts Personal statement that describes how your experience speaks to the position Please arrange for 3 letters of references—at least 2 of which specifically address your teaching experience or potential—to be sent to the same address.

Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

About Drew University:
Drew University, located on a beautiful, wooded,186-acre campus in Madison, New Jersey, includes the College of Liberal Arts, the Theological School and the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies. It has a total enrollment of more than 2,100 students with 145 full-time faculty members. Over 35% of our undergraduate students are from underrepresented groups, and we were recently ranked 19th among baccalaureate institutions for the number of international students enrolled. The Theological and Caspersen Schools offer master’s and doctoral degrees, and the College confers bachelor’s degrees in 32 disciplines.

Drew is dedicated to exceptional faculty mentorship and hands-on learning that successfully prepares students for their futures. Students regularly connect with local communities, and because of our proximity to New York City, we are home to multiple New York Semester experiences for our undergraduate students: Wall Street, United Nations, Contemporary Art, Communications and Media, Social Entrepreneurship, and New York Theatre. The University also houses the Charles A. Dana Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti, the Center for Global Education, the Center for Civic Engagement, the Center on Religion, Culture & Conflict, and the United Methodist Archives and History Center. Drew also recently received a multi-year grant to transform teaching and learning in the humanities by incorporating emerging digital technologies, methods, and pedagogies.

To enrich education through diversity, Drew University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with Department of Homeland Security regulations, a successful candidate must be authorized to work in the United States. These positions are subject to a background check.


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