Assistant Professor of Data Science

Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Feb 22, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

 Mercyhurst University in Erie, PA, invites applications for two positions of 

Assistant Professor of Data Science in the Department of Computing and Information Sciences of the Ridge College of Intelligence Studies and Applied Sciences. The position is located at the Erie campus and begins fall semester 2021. To be hired at the tenure-track assistant professor level, applicants should possess a Ph.D., or other terminal degree. ABDs are encouraged to apply but hiring will be at the visiting instructor level without a tenure-track option until the Ph.D. is completed. Candidates should have a terminal degree in data science, computer science, or a related discipline completed by August 15, 2021.  Applications will be considered until the position has been filled.

The faculty members will primarily be responsible for teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in machine learning and data wrangling and visualization. 

We are looking for passionate teachers who can work effectively with others in a collegial environment dedicated to student learning. The department offers undergraduate programs in computer science, data science, and cybersecurity and graduate programs in data science, cyber security, and cyber risk management.  Our department is experiencing major growth. 

The candidates must demonstrate ability and willingness to teach both graduate and undergraduate courses in person and online. In addition to instruction, duties include curriculum development, service to the profession, and participation in University and Ridge College activities, including student mentoring, development of internship and employment opportunities, and grant or contractual work with the Ridge College's Institute. The selected candidate must demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence, continued learning in their field, and academic and public scholarship.

The position carries with it a competitive salary and benefits commensurate with qualifications and experience. The new faculty members will join a vibrant and entrepreneurial department that is experiencing an exciting period of rapid growth. Recently we opened a multi-million-dollar state of the art cyber research and education center that provides our faculty and students with world-class facilities for teaching and research as well as community education. For more information about this position, please contact Robert Pearson, Chair of the search committee at

The initial review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants must be currently eligible to work in the United States. Applicants must send a letter of interest, resume/curriculum vitae, teaching statement and names of three references electronically to:

Human Resources

Re:Computer Information Science Application

501 East 38th Street

Erie, PA  16546  

Mercyhurst University is a fully accredited, comprehensive institution, founded in Erie, PA, by the Sisters of Mercy in 1926. The Erie campus, located on a beautiful hillside crowning the city, offers 50 undergraduate majors with 67 concentrations, as well as unique adult programs and eight graduate programs.

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