Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Data Science



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Working Title Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Data Science Department Computer Science Full Time or Part Time? Full Time Position Number TBD Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

Northern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. We embrace inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of our work and seek excellence through diversity among our students, administrators, faculty, and staff. Application by members of diverse groups is encouraged.

Purpose of Position

The Department of Computer Science (www.nku.edu/csc) invites applications for one Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Data Science position beginning Fall 2021. This position is part of an undergraduate program in Data Science launched at NKU in 2013, it spans the departments of Computer Science and Mathematics & Statistics with focus areas in Biology, Business Informatics, and Geographic Information Systems.

The Department of Computer Science is part of the College of Informatics (http://informatics.nku.edu), which unites the departments of Computer Science, Business Informatics, and Communication to embrace the modern concept of information in all its aspects. The College moved into its $52 million-dollar building named Griffin Hall in August 2011. The Computer Science department offers five undergraduate majors (Applied Software Engineering, Computer Information Technology, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, and Data Science), and it is working towards a new graduate degree program (MSc. in Cybersecurity). The department has approximately 750 undergraduate students majoring in those areas. There are currently 25 full-time tenured/tenure-track faculty members, 1 Professor of Practice, and 4 full-time lecturers in the department. Visit www.nku.edu/csc for more information about the department.

About NKU
Located just seven miles from downtown Cincinnati in a region offering an outstanding quality of life, Northern Kentucky University is a nationally recognized metropolitan university committed to active engagement with the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati region of more than two million people. NKU is built on core values that emphasize multidimensional excellence, learner-centered education, civic engagement, diversity and multiculturalism, innovation, collegiality, and collaboration across disciplines and professional fields. The University is committed to recruiting and retaining faculty members who have both the interest and ability to work across the full breadth of the University’s teaching, research, and public engagement mission. NKU is one of the participating institutions of Commonwealth Commercialization Center, which is a science and technology nonprofit that helps protect and commercialize ideas of faculty, staff, and students, as applicable and in accordance with NKU intellectual property policies. For additional information on Northern Kentucky University, please visit http://www.nku.edu.

Primary Responsibilities

The selected candidate will teach classes in the program’s core, including but not limited to data wrangling, data mining, data analytics and visualization, and machine learning. The selected candidate will be expected to conduct research that is, at least in part, in the area of data science, and collaborate with other researchers both in and outside of the department and/or area. A successful applicant must contribute to maintaining a rigorous and relevant curriculum for this program, in collaboration with other participating departments. All candidates must commit to promote and foster a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Above all, Northern Kentucky University values quality teaching. Also, tenure-track faculty members are expected to be active scholars. The incorporation of students into research is especially appreciated. All faculty members are expected to provide service to the department, University, or the community. This includes curriculum development at either the undergraduate or graduate level.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications
Applicants must have a PhD degree or ABD with PhD completion by May 2021 in Computer Science or a closely related field.

Application Procedures
Applicants must submit the following: a cover letter formally applying for the position; a curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy and a statement of research philosophy that discuss their vision concerning teaching and research in data science and emphasizes undergraduate research engagement; a diversity statement (see below); and a list of three references with complete contact information. Northern Kentucky University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We embrace inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of our work and seek excellence through diversity among our students, administrators, faculty, and staff. Application by members of diverse groups is encouraged.

As mentioned before, all candidates must submit a diversity statement. This statement should provide the candidate’s unique perspective on their past and present contributions to and future aspirations for promoting diversity, inclusion, and social justice in their professional career. In line with the University’s Affirmative Action Policy, candidates are not expected to disclose their identity or membership either in the diversity statement or in other application documents submitted to the search committee. Demographic information is solicited through the application process; however, those data are confidential and are not provided to members of the search committee.

For full consideration, apply by November 15, 2020. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Any questions concerning these positions should be addressed to Search Committee Chair, Dr. Alina Campan, Professor of Computer Science, at campana1@nku.edu.

Minimum Education ABD Preferred Education Ph.D
Requisition Number 2020F503 Job Open Date 10/23/2020 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Quick Link http://jobs.nku.edu/postings/9718 Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. References
  4. Teaching Philosophy
  5. Diversity Statement
  6. Statement of Research Interest
Optional Documents

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