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Senior Instructional Professor (open rank)

The University of Chicago, Data Science Institute
Chicago, Illinois
This is a career-track position with competitive salary and benefits.
Posted Date
May 10, 2023

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Employment Type
Full Time

Position Details 


Basic Information 


Position Title: 


Senior Instructional Professor (open rank) 






Chicago, IL 


Position Type 


OAA – Lecturer/Senior Lecturer 


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Position Description 


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. ( 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 ( 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.  




Minimum qualifications:  


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.  


Preferred qualifications:  


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. 


Application Instructions 


The following materials are required: 


curriculum vitae 


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. 




Equal Employment Opportunity Statement 


All University departments and institutes are charged with building a faculty from a diversity of backgrounds and with diverse viewpoints; with cultivating an inclusive community that values freedom of expression; and with welcoming and supporting all their members. 


We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at


The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination


Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-834-3988 or email with their request. 



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