Assistant Professor of Data Science & Analytics

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Position Title

Assistant Professor of Data Science & Analytics

Additional Information

The Data Science and Data Analytics programs of the College of Sciences and Humanities at Ball State University welcome applications for a tenure-track faculty position beginning August 2021.

Primary responsibility will be teaching for the interdisciplinary on-line Master of Science in Data Science program. Other teaching responsibilities will include on-line and on-campus courses in the forthcoming undergraduate program in Data Analytics and /or courses in the home department of the primary specialty field within the College of Sciences and Humanities.

Benefits and Community


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Length of Appointment

FT Academic Year


The primary teaching assignments will be with the online graduate program in Data Science and the forthcoming undergraduate program in Data Analytics during the academic year.

Additional courses for the undergraduate curriculum in Data Analytics and/or within the specialty area of the candidate are possible and may be offered online and/or on-campus.

Minimum Qualifications

Doctoral degree conferred by date of appointment in data science, data analytics, statistics, mathematics, computer science, geography-geographic information science, informatics, or related fields.

Authorization to work in the US

Employer will consider sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications

Ph.D. in data science, data analytics, statistics, mathematics, computer science, geography-geographic information science, informatics, or any related field that utilizes “big data”.

Experience teaching advanced statistics, computer science and/or data science classes is highly desirable, as is experience with programming languages related to statistics such as R, SAS and/or Python.

Additional knowledge on data science and analytics applications to environmental sciences, bioinformatics, social sciences, health sciences and/or data visualization.

Experience in online instruction.

Required Certifications/Licensures

Pre-Employment Screening

Requires successful completion of a background check and education verification.

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EEO Statement

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

EEO /AA Employer/Veterans/Disabled.

About Ball State University

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.


Data Science and Analytics:700155

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Information regarding transcripts

The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earned is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.

Special Instructions Summary

Search Committee Chair Name and Contact Information

Jill Coleman, CSH Associate Dean and Director of Data Science and Analytics Programs or 765-285-1042

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Doctorate Transcripts

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