Assistant Professor of Data Science
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Belmont University is seeking applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 1, 2022. The appointed individual will contribute collaborative research and teach educational courses, providing momentum for a new Data Science curriculum and emerging joint activities within the Belmont Data Collaborative (BDC).
Over the years, Data Science has become a prominent discipline because of its ability to identify information and patterns hidden among raw complex data. At the center of this growth is also the interdisciplinary aspect of the field and the applicative nature of its use in countless areas such as medical, business and technology fields. With a vision for the future, the College of Sciences & Mathematics is focusing our efforts onto the new Belmont Data Collaborative (BDC) which aims to facilitate partnership with Nashville industry leaders in STEM to support Belmont University in becoming "a globally recognized source of morally-grounded data fluency". As a result, we are seeking a candidate that can both support the goals of BDC, as well as assist with teaching fundamental and specialized courses within our new Data Science program.
Job Responsibilities and Duties: The applicant responsibilities include research, teaching, and service commitments. Research/Scholarship: The candidate's scholarly research should advance the state of the art in computer and data sciences. Responsibilities include working with collaborators and the dissemination of findings in avenues relevant to both fields. The individual should also sustain scholarly research at Belmont that ideally includes undergraduates. At Belmont, it is understood that scholarship encompasses the scholarship of teaching as well as scholarship of discovery, integration, and application. Teaching: The position will require that individuals teach twenty-four hours of undergraduate courses per year (typically four three-hour courses each semester). The individual should be comfortable with teaching fundamental courses in both Data and Computer Science programs. As all Belmont undergraduates complete an innovative general education program with significant interdisciplinary components, Belmont University is particularly seeking applicants who can demonstrate the interest and ability to work collaboratively in course design and to teach interdisciplinary and topical courses in this program. Mentoring: The position will require that the individual advise undergraduate students in their programs of study within the CSC and DS programs. The individual will work closely with peers in the Mathematics & Computer Science department to develop cross-functional courses, projects and serve on department, college and university committees.
- Complete 24 workload hours, or equivalent, per academic year.
- Advise and mentor students in research and other class-related projects.
- Engage in activities to support the mission and vision of Belmont University and the college in which you teach.
- Participate in departmental and university committee work.
- Engage in scholarly activity and professional development.
- Advise students in course selection and degree completion.
- Participate in a local church and the community.
- Abide by all relevant university and/or department procedures and policies.
- Manage online grading system.
- Timely submission of book orders, if textbooks required.
- Maintain regular office hours.
- The above statements describe the job's essential responsibilities and requirements. They are not an exhaustive list of the duties that may be assigned to job incumbents.
During the application process, applicants will be asked to attach a response to Belmont University's Mission, Vision, Values, and "Five Ways of Being" articulating how the candidate's knowledge, experience, and beliefs have prepared him/her to contribute to a Christ-centered, student-focused university of learning, service and give a brief statement of teaching philosophy
Located two miles from downtown Nashville, Tennessee, Belmont University consists of nearly 8,800 students who come from every state and 33 countries. Consistently recognized by U.S. News & World Report for innovation and commitment to undergraduate teaching, Belmont brings together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christ-centered and student-focused community of learning and service. As a campus that aims to Let Hope Abound, the University is committed to producing graduates who are Hope Inspiring, Character Forming, Future Shaping, Community Engaging and Bridge Building people. With more than 115 areas of undergraduate study, 41 master's programs and five doctoral degrees, there is no limit to the ways Belmont University can expand an individual's horizon. Belmont University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse learning community of committed Christians from all racial and ethnic backgrounds. Consistent with applicable civil rights law, the University seeks employees of Christian faith who are committed to the mission of the University. Belmont's Office of Human Resources will conduct ongoing evaluations of the means by which candidates for employment are sought, to the end that the pool of candidates will include qualified women, minorities, veterans and disabled individuals.
Review of applications will begin on October 1 and continue until the position is filled.
The selected candidate will be required to complete a background check satisfactory to the University.Required Qualifications:Belmont University seeks to attract and retain highly qualified faculty and staff that share the University's values and will contribute to its mission and vision to be a leader among teaching universities bringing together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christ-centered community of learning and service.
- Knowledge of principles, methods and current developments in the field of computer science and data science.
- Knowledge of subject matter and course content taught.
- Knowledge of instructional strategies and techniques.
- Demonstrated capacity to engage in high quality scholarly activity.
- Demonstrated ability to advise, instruct, manage, motivate and evaluate students.
- Skilled in the use of computers, Internet resources, and MS Office software.
- Ability to learn relevant sections of BannerWeb, Belmont University's online integrated database system for student grading.
- Ability to integrate technology into the teaching and learning process.
- Ability to successfully interact with students, other educators and educational institution representatives, and the general public in a professional manner.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
- Knowledge of the programs and services offered by Belmont University. Interest and ability to work collaboratively in course design and to teach interdisciplinary and topical courses.
- Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies.
- Required EducationPh.D. or progress toward a terminal degree from an accredited university in Computer Science, Data Science, and Engineering, or a related discipline is required; teaching experience strongly preferred.
Required ExperienceApplicants should have a record of research and scholarship demonstrating impact in data science and/or computer science, and show a vision of research and teaching excellence at their convergence.