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Assistant, Associate, Full Teaching Professor (NTT)

University of Missouri
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Apr 12, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Library & Information Sciences, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Computer Sciences & Technology, Mathematics, Other Science & Technology, Statistics
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Description

The University of Missouri (MU) Institute for Data Science and Informatics (IDSI) is accepting applications for position of Teaching Professor (all levels) of Data Science and Analytics. In today’s information-centric world, data are becoming increasingly important for the success of businesses in every industry. Data science at MU is an interdisciplinary field with collaborators from a variety of departments, such as computer science, journalism, information science, and bioinformatics. The data science and analytics curriculum covers the entire life-cycle from data ingestion and conditions at source through to business intelligence and decision making products. The demand for data scientist in the American workforce is expected to continue to grow at a healthy pace for the next ten years. Additionally, the MU Data Science and Analytics program was awarded the 2018 Outstanding Credit Program award by the UPCEA Central Region for continuing education programs. As such, our program is rapidly growing, as are the employment prospects of our graduates.

Accordingly, we invite applications from applicants with demonstrated experience in data science and analytics, as well as big data computational ecosystems. Applicants should have experience working in a data intensive computing environments. The successful application will also have working knowledge of both Python and R and their use for data analytics and interfacing to big data ecosystems. Experience in data visualization, applied machine learning, statistical modeling, and data mining are highly preferred. The successful applicant will teach up to three on-line courses per semester, as well as assist in the development and refinement of Data Science and Analytics courses, and mentoring student case study and capstone projects. Applications for non-tenure track positions are solicited at any rank, but with a preference for the Assistant / Associate Professor levels.


Minimum qualifications:

Applicants for Teaching Professor (all ranks) should have a Ph.D. in data science, computer science, informatics, applied statistics, or a closely related field by the time of appointment.

Candidates will be evaluated on:

A strong background in teaching data science and analytics using computational tools and methods and experience with big data computational ecosystems. Experience teaching on-line classes is preferred, but not required.

Application Materials

Applicants should submit a CV, a teaching statement and a list of three to five professional references.

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

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links:
Columbia Missouri Information

Columbia, Mo., is known as an ideal college town, combining small-town comforts, community spirit and low cost of living with big-city culture, activities and resources. Home to nationally renowned public schools and other colleges and educational centers, Columbia is packed with restaurants and entertainment venues and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.

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