Assistant/Associate Professor of Data Science
Position: Assistant/Associate Professor of Data Science
Start Date: Fall Semester 2022
Salary & Professorial Rank: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Classification: Tenure-Track or Non-Tenure Track; Benefits included
The University of Sioux Falls invites applications for a faculty position in Data Science with expertise in Computer Science or Mathematics. Applications will be reviewed beginning December 1 but accepted until the position is successfully filled.
QUALIFICATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Candidates must demonstrate broad data science experience and possess an advanced degree in computer science, computer information systems, mathematics, statistics, or a related field; or an advanced degree in data science; other backgrounds may be considered with demonstrated data science experience (an earned doctorate is strongly preferred and is required for tenure). The successful candidate will have the ability to teach a mix of courses in data science and core areas of computer science or mathematics. Additionally, the candidate will have the opportunity to help direct the future of a newly implemented data science program.
Responsibilities for this faculty position include teaching all levels of undergraduate data science courses with opportunities for additional courses in computer science, mathematics, and/or statistics commensurate with the candidate's abilities; participation in assessment activities; maintaining professional scholarship; advising students; participating in the life of the university and community and collaborating with existing faculty members.
Successful candidates should have a considerable commitment to academic excellence and believe in the Christian faith and a Christian liberal arts education where diversity and inclusion, ethical and critical thinking, and effective communication are highly valued. Superior teaching, desire to engage in undergraduate student research and a heart for mentorship are highly valued.
ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY & THE SIOUX FALLS COMMUNITY
Founded in 1883, the University of Sioux Falls is a Christian, Liberal Arts University affiliated with the American Baptist Churches, U.S.A., with a total headcount of over 1,600 students, including undergraduate and graduate students. USF is inclusive of all denominations, with many represented on campus. Our mission is to foster academic excellence and the development of mature Christian persons for service to God and humankind in the world. Our motto is Culture for Service. We offer more than 90 undergraduate, masters, and doctoral programs offered on-ground, hybrid, and online.
The University is a member of the Council of Independent Colleges and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. USF is also accredited by the following: Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), and Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). USF is a member of the NCAA Division II and competes in the Northern Sun Athletic Conference (NSIC). The University of Sioux Falls is located in the heart of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and has been recognized as one of the nation's top cities to live, a progressive and respected center for health care, banking, and agriculture. With its beautiful landscapes and rich agricultural land, the Great Plains region enjoys economic and cultural vitality. The city boasts many recreational opportunities, including parks and paved bike trails along the Big Sioux River. Sioux Falls is South Dakota's largest city, with a growing population of over 190,000 people and a metropolitan area of over 250,000.
Applicants must submit the following to be considered for the position; applications must be complete in order to receive full consideration:
- letter of intent/application
- resume or vitae
- official transcripts of all graduate work
- a statement of teaching philosophy that includes the integration of faith and learning
- personal statement of Christian faith
- three letters of professional recommendation
Please note that initial telephone/Zoom interviews may be conducted without all recommendations submitted to USF, but the applicant file must be otherwise complete. The review of applications will begin on December 1 and continue until the search is successful.