Assistant/Associate Professor of Data Science

South Dakota, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Oct 26, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The University of Sioux Falls invites applications for a faculty position in Data Science with expertise in Computer Science or Mathematics. Applications will be reviewed beginning November 30 but accepted until the position is successfully filled.


Candidates must demonstrate broad data science experience and possess an advanced degree in computer science, computer information systems, mathematics, statistics, or a related field; or an advanced degree in data science (an earned doctorate is strongly preferred and is required for tenure). The successful candidate will have the ability to teach a mix of courses in data science and core areas of computer science or mathematics through a variety of modalities. Additionally, the candidate will have the opportunity to help direct the future of a newly implemented data science program.

Responsibilities for this faculty position include teaching all levels of undergraduate data science courses with opportunities for additional courses in computer science, mathematics, and/or statistics commensurate with the candidate's abilities; reviewing and assessing; maintaining professional scholarship; advising students; participating in the life of the university and community and collaborating with existing faculty members.

Successful candidates should have a considerable commitment to academic excellence and believe in the Christian faith and a Christian liberal arts education where diversity and inclusion, ethical and critical thinking, and effective communication are highly valued.  Superior teaching, desire to engage in undergraduate student research and a heart for mentorship are highly valued.


Founded in 1883, the University of Sioux Falls is a Christian, Liberal Arts University affiliated with the American Baptist Churches, U.S.A., with a total headcount of over 1,600 students, including undergraduate and graduate students. USF is inclusive of all denominations, with many represented on campus. Our mission is to foster academic excellence and the development of mature Christian persons for service to God and humankind in the world. Our motto is Culture for Service. We offer more than 90 undergraduate, masters, and doctoral programs offered on-ground, hybrid, and online.

The University is a member of the Council of Independent Colleges and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. USF is also accredited by the following: Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), and Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). USF is a member of the NCAA Division II and competes in the Northern Sun Athletic Conference (NSIC).

The University of Sioux Falls is located in the heart of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and has been recognized as one of the nation's top cities to live, a progressive and respected center for health care, banking, and agriculture. With its beautiful landscapes and rich agricultural land, the Great Plains region enjoys economic and cultural vitality. The city boasts many recreational opportunities, including parks and paved bike trails along the Big Sioux River. Sioux Falls is South Dakota's largest city, with a growing population of over 190,000 people and a metropolitan area of over 250,000. 


Applications will be reviewed beginning November 30. Applicants must submit the following to be considered for the position; applications must be complete in order to receive full consideration: 

  • letter of intent/application 
  • resume or vitae 
  • official transcripts of all graduate work
  • a statement of teaching philosophy that includes the integration of faith and learning
  • personal statement of Christian faith
  • three letters of professional recommendation

Please note that initial telephone/Zoom interviews may be conducted without all recommendations submitted to USF, but the applicant file must be otherwise complete. The review of applications will begin on November 30 and continue until the search is successful. A selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States. 



The University of Sioux Falls is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.


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