Senior Instructional Professor (open rank)
OAA – Lecturer/Senior Lecturer
The Data Science Institute in the Physical Sciences Division at the University of Chicago invites applications for a Senior Instructional Professor position for the online modality of the Master’s in Applied Data Science Program. (https://professional.uchicago.edu/find-your-fit/masters/master-science-analytics-online). The selected candidate will be appointed as Assistant Senior Instructional Professor, Associate Senior Instructional Professor, or Senior Instructional Professor, with rank determined by qualifications. The appointment will be for a term of up to five years, renewable. This is a career-track position with competitive salary and benefits.
The MS in Applied Data Science online program modality was established at the University of Chicago in 2022 to continue the growth of the program at scale with flexible options for students. This role includes the responsibilities of MS in Applied Data Science Online Program Director. The position will be responsible for the hiring, evaluation, supervision, and mentoring of academic appointees of the online program, as well as supporting the online program’s curricular development through oversight of content, learning objectives, and ensuring course structure alignment both within the online program and as compared to the flagship in-person program. The position will be expected to teach some core and elective courses for both the in-person and online modalities of the MS in Applied Data Science program.
The Data Science Institute (datascience.uchicago.edu) at the University of Chicago is home to a community of educators and researchers focused on advancing the foundations of statistics and computing and driving their most advanced applications. The larger data science community includes the Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago (TTIC), the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation and Argonne National Laboratory.
A Ph.D. in statistics, mathematics, computer science or a related field.
At least two years’ experience teaching in a college or university as an instructor of record;
Experience in management of academic programs, personnel, and/or budgets.
At least three years of professional/industry experience with demonstrated quantitative, analytic, and leadership experience.
Candidates whose training and professional experience make them exceptionally qualified to lead a graduate program, teach graduate courses, and develop curriculum in one or more of the following areas is preferred: data science, machine learning, artificial intelligence, analytics in consulting, and applied statistics.
The following materials are required:
cover letter that addresses the following:
description of experience in managing academic programs, personnel, and/or budgets
description of professional quantitative, analytic, and leadership experience in industry
statement of teaching philosophy and curricular development experience;
at least two syllabi of courses you have designed and taught
A list of contact information for two references who can provide confidential letters of evaluation.
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