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Clinical Assistant Professor of Data Science and Analytics

Kennesaw State University
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Kennesaw, Georgia
Clinical Assistant Professor of Data Science and Analytics

Job ID: 237924
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State is located just north of Atlanta, and combines a suburban setting on two metro-Atlanta campuses in Kennesaw and Marietta. As one of Georgia's largest universities, Kennesaw State offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing number of doctoral programs. A member of the University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2) committed to becoming a world-class academic institution positioned to broaden its academic and research missions and expand its scope on a local, regional and national level. For more information, visit

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 University. The SDSA includes an undergraduate minor, masters, the first PhD in Data Science in the U.S., the Center for Statistics and Analytical Research (CSAR), and the Human Studies Lab. 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 multiple patents and hundreds of additional research products. The SDSA's includes more than 40 faculty, 75 graduate students, and hundreds of undergraduates with training in areas such as statistics, analytics, biostatistics, machine learning, natural language processing, image processing, algorithmic development, optimization, neural networks, and predictive modeling. The SDSA also offers online certificates in Python, R, SAS, RapidMiner, and provides 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 nine-month, non-tenure track faculty position as Clinical Assistant Professor of Data Science and Analytics in the School of Data Science and Analytics beginning August 2022.

This is a non-tenure-track, nine-month, teaching-focused appointment. Faculty will be expected to:
  • teach a broad range of undergraduate, MS, and/or PhD level courses, based on qualifications. Specific courses may include, but are not limited to: Introduction to Statistics, Introduction to Data Science, Computer Applications of Statistics, Applied Regression, Data Mining, etc.
  • perform needed service at the School, College, and University levels, and
  • potentially participate in applied consulting project-based work.
All candidates should have a strong academic background in statistics, mathematics, analytics, data science, mathematics/statistics education, or quantitative social science. We are especially interested in colleagues that have industry experience in areas like finance, health care, public health, education, etc.

Other responsibilities may include assisting in the development and revision of academic programs, supervising graduate teaching assistants, and undergraduate and graduate research.

Required Qualifications
  • An earned PhD degree, or the foreign equivalent, in statistics, data science, analytics, mathematics, or a related field, is required at the time of appointment.
  • Proficiency in at least one analytical programming language (e.g., R, Python, SAS, or other similar)
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience teaching undergraduates
  • Experience teaching on-line or hybrid courses
  • Evidence of working with a culturally and an ethnically diverse community
  • Experience in working in statistics, data science, or analytics in any setting
Required Documents to Attach
  1. CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts (Official Transcripts Due Upon Hire)
  4. Contact Information for 3 References
  5. Statement of Teaching Experience and Philosophy
Apply Before Date
For full consideration, please apply by February 18, 2022. This position is open until filled.

Contact Information
For questions about this faculty opening, please contact Dr. Sherrill W. Hayes, Director School of Data Science and Analytics,, (470) 578-6499.

For more information or questions about a faculty job posting, please contact Academic Affairs at For technical support, please call OneUSG Connect Support at 877-251-2644, or by email at

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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