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Assistant Professor of Practice, Data Science

University of the Pacific
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Sep 3, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Computer Sciences & Technology
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Salary Band
Not specified
Employment Type
Full Time
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Assistant Professor of Practice, Data Science

Primary Purpose and Essential Functions:
This is a faculty position that will be responsible for developing and delivering a range of lecture content for the M.S. in Data Science program (housed on Pacific's San Francisco campus). The faculty member will report to the Director of the M.S. in Data Science program at the University of Pacific's Stockton campus.

Essential Functions (In order of importance):
  • Teaching: development and delivery of key M.S. Data Science courses (lectures), in areas such as: Machine learning, Data visualization, Storytelling with data, Data engineering, and Applications of data science.
  • Oversee M.S. Data Science Capstone project teams, support, and grow Capstone program.
  • Assist the M.S. Data Science program director in the ongoing development and evolution of the M.S. Data Science program.
  • Assist development and growth of other data-related departments and units across the university, including M.S. Business Analytics and undergraduate programs.
  • Other duties as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications:
    • Minimum of PhD in relevant field.
    • Two or more (2+) years of university level teaching.
    • Knowledge and experience in machine learning.
    • Excellent lecture / presentation skills.
    • Ability to work in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment with cross-functional teams and multiple stakeholders.
    • Positive attitude, proven ability to work successfully with diverse populations and commitment to promote diversity and inclusion.

    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Expertise/experience with data visualization techniques and platforms.
    • Certification in data science areas, such as Tableau, AWS, Google, DASCA, Tensorflow, etc.

    Physical Requirements:
    The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Requires extended periods of sitting and repetitive hand/wrist motion while using computer keyboard and phone. Occasional standing, walking, climbing stairs, bending, stooping and reaching. Occasional lifting up to 25 pounds.

    Work Environment/Work Week/Travel:
    Work is primarily performed in a standard office environment with use of computer and phone. Occasional travel between San Francisco and Stockton locations will be required. Travel to meet with industry partners/stakeholders will be necessary.

    Valid driver’s license required. Incumbent must also be able to meet the University’s fleet rules and be eligible to drive for University business. The University’s insurance carrier reserves the right to exclude applicants based on their driving record.

    Special Instructions:
    For first consideration, please apply on or before June 15, 2021.

    To apply, visit

    University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.

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