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Assistant/Associate or Full Teaching Professor

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The University of Missouri (MU) Institute for Data Science and Informatics (IDSI) is accepting applications for a non-tenure track (NTT) Teaching Professor (all ranks) of Data Science and Analytics (DSA) in our nationally recognized Fortune top 10 Data Science & Analytics Online Master of Science Degree program (

Upon hire, this position will be teaching four sections of graduate level data science and analytics focused courses per semester in online and on-campus formats. This position is a 9-month non-tenure track academic faculty appointment at any rank dependent upon reviewed qualifications and experience.

We are seeking interdisciplinary minded data scientists interested in combining academic rigor with industry awareness or collaborative experiences to work in a vibrant environment to educate emerging and working professionals entering the data science workforce. In today's data-driven, information-centric world, data and derived value are becoming an increasingly important criterion for success in organizations, big and small, independent of industry focus. The demand for data scientists in the American workforce is expected to continue to grow at a healthy pace for the next ten years and so is the MU Data Science and Analytics program. The initial responsibilities for this position are 80% teaching, and 20% service.

The responsibilities for this position include:

Teaching online and on-campus sections with course development and improvement.

Student advising and project-centered mentorship.

Curriculum support and academic program enhancement and enrichment.

Program assessment and quality Improvement.

Professional development and engagement.


Ph.D. in Data Science, Data Analytics, Computer Science, Informatics, Applied Statistics, or closely related field by start of appointment is required.

Candidates will be evaluated on
  • Their background in teaching data science and analytics using computational tools and methods;
  • Experience with various big data computational ecosystems,
  • Familiarity with on-line teaching is a plus, along with typical in-seat instruction for on-campus classes.
  • Strong expertise in Data Science including proficiency in data analysis, machine learning, statistical modeling, and programming languages, interest in AI and other tools commonly used in Data Science and Analytics (e.g., Python, R, SQL, Jupyter, AWS, GCP, Nautilus Clusters, etc.).
  • Online and on-campus teaching experience with a commitment to Graduate DSA education excellence.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively convey complex concepts and technologies to students and interdisciplinary colleagues with diverse backgrounds and experiences.
  • Experience or interest in curriculum development and the ability to design and deliver innovative and engaging courses in Data Science, Analytics, or Artificial Intelligence.
  • An emerging or documented track record of scholarly productivity, such as publications in reputable journals or conference proceedings

Application Materials

Please submit with your application a current curriculum vitae, teaching statement and contact information for three references.

Application Deadline

The anticipated start date is as soon as January 1, 2024, but extended until filled or July 1, 2024. This position is onsite at the University of Missouri campus located in Columbia, Missouri.

Other Information

MUIDSI is an interdisciplinary institute engaging with more than 27 different MU academic departments with opportunities for collaborating with the more than 65 faculty and researchers designated as IDSI Core Faculty. We support innovative and collaborative teaching and research efforts.

MU offers a great¿personal benefits¿package including excellent, affordable health insurance, dental, vision, University-paid life and disability insurance, voluntary coverage, retirement match, and generous parental and caregiver leave, personal and University holidays, sick and vacation time. University employees have access to library resources, fitness facilities, cafeteria, and University events.

Columbia, Mo., (COMO) is known as an ideal college town combining small-town comforts, community spirit with a vibrant economy and low cost of living combined with big-city culture, activities and resources.¿ Home to nationally renowned public schools and other colleges and educational centers, Columbia is packed with fun to visit restaurants and entertainment venues and hosts dozens of annual cultural festivals and events in close proximity. COMO is located half-way between St. Louis and Kansas City, and within an easy driving distance or flight plan to Chicago, Little Rock, Memphis, Minneapolis, and beyond.

The University of Missouri takes pride in driving innovation and the state of Missouri economy through its extensive research and outreach programs which support local families, business owners, farmers, firefighters and police, healthcare providers and its citizens at large. The university annually secures millions of dollars for research via the National Science Foundation and other grantors. It promotes 100’s of new inventions and innovations each year and infuses the Missouri economy with an estimated $5B annually. Overall, the University of Missouri positively impacts millions of Missouri residents with its academic and outreach offerings through nationally renowned academic programs in Precision Health & Medicine, Life Sciences, Law, Journalism, Agriculture, Engineering, Veterinary Medicine, Data Science and Analytics, and Interdisciplinary Informatics.

COMO is a great place to live, and MU is a great place to work.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy applies to all employment decisions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations. For more information, visit .




The University of Missouri was founded in 1839 in Columbia, Mo., as the first public university west of the Mississippi River and the first state university in Thomas Jefferson's Louisiana Purchase territory. MU provides all the benefits of two universities in one — it's a major land-grant institution and Missouri's largest public research university.

Considered one of the nation's top-tier institutions, Mizzou has a reputation of excellence in teaching and research, and is the flagship campus of the four-campus University of Missouri System. It is one of only 34 public universities, and the only public institution in Missouri, to be selected for membership in the Association of American Universities. MU offers more than 280 degree programs — including more than 75 online degree options — and is designated as comprehensive doctoral with medical/veterinary by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Mizzou is recognized nationally and receives top rankings for its programs in many areas, including journalismdispute resolutionfamily and community medicinecampus writing program and Freshman Interest Groups. As one of only six public universities in the country with medicineveterinary medicine and law all on one campus, MU provides Missouri with an educated work force of doctors, veterinarians and lawyers.

At Mizzou, we know how to make an impact—and our work reaches far beyond our campus. When you become part of our community, you’ll be part of our collective effort to teach, to learn and to drive change that results in better lives and brighter futures for the world.

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Our university seeks to support the whole employee, and that includes a competitive compensation and benefits package, support that will help you find work/life balance, a focus on career planning and plenty of opportunities to find and be recognized for your success.

We support an engaged and energized university community through competitive medical, dental and vision insurance as well as diverse programs to support whole-person wellness.

Mizzou empowers employees to make a lasting financial plan with retirement plan options, some of which are accessible to all faculty and staff, no matter their eligibility for other benefits.

Mizzou is a world-renowned educational and research institution, and our first-rate faculty, staff and students are part of something big. If you’re looking for a vibrant community that offers endless opportunities to grow and make a difference throughout our state, the nation and the world, our university may be the place for you. 

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