Associate or Full Professor of Data Science
Job Description Summary
The Department of Data Science and Business Analytics (DSBA) at
Florida Polytechnic University invites applications for an
Associate Professor or Full Professor of Data Science position
beginning August 2022. We are looking for candidates with proven
research and teaching experience in Data Science, with a focus in
Statistical Learning, Time Series Modeling, and/or Data
The DSBA Department is home to two undergraduate degree programs
(BS-Data Science and BS-Business Analytics), and two graduate
degree programs (MS-Engineering in Engineering Management Track,
and MS-Computer Science in Data Science Track). There are five
undergraduate concentrations: Logistics & Supply Chain
Management, Intelligent Mobility, Quantitative Economics &
Econometrics, Big Data Analytics, and Health Systems
Applicants must demonstrate the ability to develop a highly
successful teaching and research program, attract independent
research funding, publish the results of their research studies in
leading scientific journals of their discipline, supervise graduate
and undergraduate students, and to teach effectively at both the
graduate and undergraduate level courses. In addition, the
candidates are expected to assist in the educational mission of the
department and to provide academic service as requested by the
Chair of the Department. Faculty at Florida Polytechnic University
are encouraged to build strong industry relations to further high
impact business and industry research.
DESIRED / PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
- Ph.D. in Data Science, Computer Science, Statistics,
Biostatistics, Computational Science, Data Engineering, or other
closely related fields.
- Six years of experience as a faculty member.
- Credentials by degree and/or experience to support delivery of
core courses in the department.
- Curriculum development and significant teaching experience at
all collegiate levels.
- Funded research experience as a Principal Investigator.
- Demonstrated ability to identify project opportunities and
independently develop proposals that are subsequently funded.
- Experience with students’ academic mentoring and as a thesis
and project advisor.
- Experience in program assessment and execution of a continuous
ABOUT FLORIDA POLY:
- Experience with students’ academic mentoring.
- Active participation in professional activities and
- Prior educational US experience with progressive
- Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively with
diverse campus community.
Florida Polytechnic University opened for classes in 2014-15 and is
the twelfth university in the Florida State University System. The
University was created as a STEM-focused public university that
offers high-value undergraduate and graduate degrees and that has
intentional industry connections with a focus on economic
development of the high-tech I-4 corridor. Dedicated to preparing
students for the competitive STEM workforce, Florida Polytechnic
University blends traditional subject matter mastery with problem
solving and laboratory experiences to provide students with
learning opportunities applicable to both the workplace and a
career of lifelong learning. The University delivers its courses in
small class sizes, emphasizes a positive student to faculty
experience, and is dedicated to both its teaching and research
Faculty are employed at Florida Poly via renewable, term defined
appointments, codified in a collective bargaining agreement, that
substantially mirrors tenure systems with reappointment and
progression in rank upon completion of a significant review of
Lakeland, home to Florida Polytechnic University’s ultra-modern
campus, is located along the I-4 High Tech Corridor halfway between
Tampa and Orlando. Our central Florida community combines small
town comfort with big-city culture. Florida’s High-Tech Corridor is
home to 11,000 high-tech businesses, and Polk County alone has more
than 600,000 residents, four universities and one state college.
Lakeland is just a 45-minute drive from Walt Disney World,
Universal Studios, professional sports teams, and thriving
performing art centers. With no income tax in Florida, and home
values increasing 14.3% on average over the past year, Lakeland and
central Florida continue to rise among the best places to live and
EXPECTED STARTING SALARY:
Commensurate with experience and
APPLICATION DEADLINE DATE
- Positions are open until filled (or recruitment cancelled).
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until
the positions are filled.
- Employment is contingent upon proof of the legal right to work
in the United States. This proof must be provided prior to
employment at the University. An appointment is not final until
proof is provided.
: All Applicants are required to submit
the following in PDF format to the Florida Polytechnic Careers
- Cover letter and Curriculum Vitae
- Statement of Research Interests
- Statement of Teaching Philosophy which includes the
individual’s capacity to teach courses listed in the DSBA
- List of at least 3 professional references (names and contact
- Unofficial copy of the Ph.D./M.Sc. transcript
Florida Polytechnic University is an equal opportunity/equal access
institution. It is the policy of the Board of Trustees to provide
equal opportunity for employment and educational opportunities to
all (including applicants for employment, employees, applicants for
admission, students, and others affiliated with the University)
without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex,
religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status,
veteran status or genetic information.
Florida Poly Benefits Information
Florida Poly qualified employees have the opportunity to take
advantage of a variety of health benefits
(through the State of
Florida) to help meet their specific needs, as well as the needs of
their family. This comprehensive coverage includes flexible
spending accounts, medical and life insurance, and workers
· Health benefits are administered through People First
, on behalf of the State of
Florida, as pre-tax insurance plans. People First handles all new
hire enrollments, coverage changes, premium administration, and
· Their Service Center is staffed Monday through Friday, from 8
a.m.–6 p.m. EST, at 1-866-663-4735.
Special Instructions Regarding Attachments:
Required attachments are listed on each posting. Please be
sure to attach all required documents in the Resume/CV field before
continuing through the application.
Once your application
has been submitted, no changes may be made and additional
attachments will not be considered.
An unofficial copy of the degree/transcript is acceptable during
the application process. For positions requiring a degree, the
official transcripts are required upon hire.
Foreign Transcript: Transcripts issued outside of the United States
require a equivalency statement from a certified transcript
evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an
accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached
with the application and submitted by the application
All document(s) must be received on or before the closing date of
the job announcements.
This position requires a background check, which may include
a level II screening as required by the Florida Statute