Assistant Professor Faculty Positions in Data Science

District of Columbia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Mar 16, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The George Washington University Data Science program invites applications for two (2) non-tenure track assistant professor positions to begin as early as Fall 2021.  Successful candidates will teach graduate and undergraduate data science courses and maintain a strong research program.  The duration of the appointment is three years and renewable. The positions are pending final budget approval.

The Data Science program, developed through a collaborative effort between Departments of Statistics, Mathematics, Physics, Economics, Geography and Political Science, enables students to understand data and contribute important insights in all aspects of our data-intensive society. The program provides students a deep foundation in computational and statistical methods, the latest techniques to analyze and visualize data and the skills to apply this knowledge to real world problems. The program prepares students for successful careers with industry, research institutions and government organizations. The program’s location in the nation’s capital offers unique opportunities to connect with government agencies and high tech industries for research collaboration and funding. The program offers an MS in Data Science, a graduate certificate, a BS/MS combined degree program and a newly launched undergraduate degree.


The new faculty members in Data Science teach three courses each semester, including possible capstone courses. Other duties include student advising, participation in committee work, mentoring students doing research and applied projects, and helping build relationships with industry and government data science professionals. Evidence of excellence in teaching and applied research and contributions to sponsored projects in data science are encouraged.


PhD in Data Science, Statistics, Mathematics or other social or natural science with a focus on data science and documented experience in the application of data science to Big Data problems in the natural and/or social sciences.  ABD candidates will be considered, but must complete all Ph.D. or Doctoral degree requirements by the date of appointment.

SALARY: Salary will be commensurate with experience.


The successful applicant will receive start-up funding, graduate student teaching assistance, and opportunities for teaching in the summers. The Data Science program is in a high-demand field allowing opportunities for students to complete paid projects and internships and faculty to work as both private and public sector consultants.


To apply, please complete an online application at  and upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, research and teaching statements, up to three sample research publications or works in progress, and provide contact information for at least three professional references. We will request the reference letters on an as needed basis. Review of applications will begin on April 12, 2021 and will continue until the positions are filled. Only complete applications will be considered. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Ryan Engstrom at

Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

The George Washington University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law. The university and department have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply for this position.