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Assistant Teaching Professor, Data Science

Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Nov 8, 2023

Assistant Teaching Professor


Data Science

Worcester Polytechnic Institute - WPI

Looking for faculty colleagues who engage deeply in both research and teaching within a curriculum that embraces student projects and independent learning? Consider joining WPI where we seek faculty that can contribute to a diverse and inclusive community. The Data Science Program is actively seeking applicants for one or more full-time teaching faculty positions starting January 2024. Depending on background and your interest, appointments may be as a Assistant Teaching Professor or Instructor.

Applicants must have demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace and/or commitment to do so as an employee at WPI.


Appointments are for multiple years and are renewable. Appointments are expected to lead to long-term security of employment. These appointments are positions without tenure. However, WPI provides opportunities for secure contracts and has created tenure options for teaching-mission faculty employed at WPI (see ). Colleagues hired under these lines may have a later opportunity for conversion to a teaching-mission tenure-track line, should such lines become available.

Candidates should have a PhD in Computer Science or a closely related field, and the potential for excellence in teaching and research. We are in particular interested in applicants versed in data science, data mining and knowledge discovery, statistical learning, machine learning, deep learning, and artificial intelligence,

The Data Science Program has more than 15 full-time core faculty, including 3 teaching-mission faculty. The Data Science program is interested in applicants with teaching and project advising expertise in all areas of Data Science at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Successful candidates will teach 5 courses a year and advise junior and senior-year and graduate projects. Instruction will primarily be done in-person with a possibility for online teaching. The position may also include some administrative work for our program.

WPI's reputation as a rigorous and innovative university rests on the shoulders of its faculty. A highly selective, private technological university and one of the nation's first, WPI believes that when great minds work together, great advances follow. At WPI the boundaries to multidisciplinary collaboration are low. Faculty members, students, and other partners work together on the real-world projects and purposeful research that are hallmarks of the WPI experience. We are most proud of a recent No. 1 ranking for "faculty who best combine research and teaching." (Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Ed, 2016). Located one hour west of Boston, the university's campus is in Worcester, Massachusetts, a thriving 21st century college city recognized as a growing hub of scientific and technological innovation.

Questions about the hiring process should be sent to You will need to include a teaching statement, vitae and contact information for at least three references.

The deadline for applications is November 15, 2023 with applications continuing to be considered after that date until the positions are filled.

United States of America (Exempt)

WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workplace. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. It seeks individuals with​ diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity, collaboration, inclusion, problem solving, innovation, high performance, and change making. It is committed to maintaining a campus environment free of harassment and discrimination.

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About WPI
WPI is a vibrant, active, and diverse community of extraordinary students, world-renowned faculty, and state of the art research facilities. At WPI, we have competitive and comprehensive benefits, including health insurance, long-term care, retirement, tuition assistance, flexible spending accounts, work-life balance and much more.

Diversity & Inclusion at WPI
WPI is committed to creating an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected; a place where every student, faculty and staff member can be themselves, so that they can study, live, and work comfortably, to reach their full potential, and make meaningful contributions in order to meet departmental and institutional goals. WPI thrives on innovative practice and welcomes diverse perspectives, insight, and people from diverse lived experiences, to enhance the community environment and propel the institution to the next level in a competitive, global marketplace.




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