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Limited Term Instructor of Data Science and Analytics

Kennesaw State University
Job Location:
Kennesaw, Georgia
Limited Term Instructor of Data Science and Analytics

Job ID: 233465
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. KSU offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the second-largest university in the state. The university's vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties, entrepreneurial spirit, and Division I athletics draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Ranked a top choice for students by U.S. News, Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status.

Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Our Marietta campus is located at 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060.

Department Information
The School of Data Science and Analytics (SDSA) is a full-stack data science and analytics research and education unit at Kennesaw State. SDSA includes an undergraduate minor, masters, and the first PhD in Data Science in the US, the Center for Statistics and Analytical Research (CSAR), and professional certificates. Since 2015, faculty have received over 2 million dollars in funding through partnerships with 20 different businesses and organizations conducting research into areas such as fintech, manufacturing, and healthcare, resulting in 3 patents and hundreds of additional research products. SDSA's people include more than 30 faculty across 5 of KSU's 11 colleges, 75 graduate students, and hundreds of undergraduates with training in areas such as statistics, analytics, machine learning, natural language processing, image processing, algorithmic development, optimization, neural networks, and predictive modeling. We also offer online certificates in Python, R, SAS, RapidMiner, and have provided customized workshops (virtual and onsite) in technical and business applications of analytics, such as data translators, data governance, and presenting to non-technical audiences.

Job Summary
Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a Limited Term Instructor of Data Science and Analytics faculty position for one semester beginning January 1, 2022.

  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in statistics, analytics, and data science.
  • Teaching up to 5 courses per semester including but not limited to: elementary statics; introduction to data science; and/or probability and data analysis.
Required Qualifications
  • A minimum of a Master's degree, or its foreign equivalent, in Statistics, Analytics, Data Science, Biostatistics, or in a closely related field is required.
  • A working knowledge of Excel and R.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Professional experience working in a data related field
  • Familiarity with Python and/or SAS
  • Evidence of teaching and working with a culturally and an ethnically diverse community
  • Experience teaching on-line or hybrid courses
  • Record of past teaching at a secondary or postsecondary level
  • Post-doctoral research experience
Required Documents to Attach
  1. CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts (Official Transcripts Due Upon Hire)
  4. Names and contact information for 3 references
Apply Before Date
For best consideration please apply by October 15, 2021. This position is open until filled.

Contact Information
For questions about this faculty opening, please contact Dr. Sherrill W. Hayes, Director of the School of Data Science and Analytics, or 470-578-6499, or Dr. Sherry Ni, Associate Director of the School of Data Science and Analytics, or 470-578-2251.

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Equal Employment Opportunity
Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Kennesaw State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or status as a protected Veteran. Kennesaw State University is a participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify) effective October 15, 2007. Participant ID: 61415

Background Check
Per the University System of Georgia background check policy, all final candidates will be required to consent to a criminal background investigation. Final candidates may be asked to disclose criminal record history during the initial screening process and prior to a conditional offer of employment. Applicants for positions of trust with screening results which confirm a disqualifying criminal history will be immediately disqualified from employment eligibility.

All applicants are required to include professional references as part of their application process. Some positions may require additional job-based screenings such as motor vehicle report, credit check, pre-employment drug screening and/or verification of academic credentials.

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