Assistant Professor of Mathematics (Data Science)
Warren Wilson College welcomes applicants for an Assistant Professor of Mathematics position who have the interest and ability in teaching courses in data science. This is a full-time position in an extended contract system with a 3-3 teaching load beginning in August of 2023. We seek a broadly trained professional with a specialty in mathematics, statistics, computer science, or a related field who not only can teach courses in the traditional mathematics curriculum but could also contribute significantly to our growing data science program. Candidates with interest in the applications of data science to environmental science, social justice, or other aspects of our mission to foster a just, equitable, and sustainable world are particularly encouraged to apply.
The Mathematics Department at Warren Wilson College offers a traditional mathematics major and a minor in data science. In response to student interest both from within the major and from other disciplines, we will be launching a full major in data science in Fall 2023. The successful candidate for this position will have opportunities to contribute to the further design of this program. Our program's emphasis on using data science to improve society aligns with a student body compelled to change the world, and it will complement existing strong programs at the college, with focus on applications of data science to environmental science and social justice.
All faculty at the College teach within their expertise and, as appropriate to the department, teach courses that contribute to general education. In addition to their teaching, all faculty are expected to demonstrate their continued engagement in scholarship and/or creative activity and to engage in collegial institutional service.
About the College:
Warren Wilson College is located on a beautiful 1,135-acre campus in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Asheville, North Carolina. We enroll approximately 750 undergraduates and 100 graduate students. Rooted in liberal arts education, the College provides educational programs that foster students' curiosity, empathy, and integrity to prepare graduates to engage in groundbreaking scholarship and creative work; to pursue meaningful careers with professionalism; and to lead purposeful lives dedicated to fostering a just, equitable, and sustainable world. The College utilizes an innovative educational approach that intentionally integrates academics and experiential learning (through campus work and community engagement) for a rich, challenging student experience. Our students matriculate through deliberately scaffolded courses and signature capstone experiences that combine intellectual foundations with experiential skill development and problem solving.
To fulfill this mission, the College, through its Strategic Imperative for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) is unwavering in our commitment to the dignity of all people-particularly those populations who have been both historically oppressed and continue to experience systemic oppression. As we value the breadth of diversity necessary for a rich campus culture, we also recognize the particular challenge and opportunity for growth and leadership around race, noting that such a focus necessarily intersects with deepening efforts around other aspects of identity (such as ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender, sexuality, class, and worldview). We are committed to a culture of educational access and to ensuring that students and employees from a diverse range of identities and experiences will thrive in this community. We seek and support an academically and culturally diverse faculty and staff with a genuine interest in our innovative approach to education and focus on inclusive excellence, as well as a willingness to fully participate in the life of the College. We welcome applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups (e.g., people of African, Latine, Indigenous, and/or Asian descent) and individuals who have experience working with diverse student populations.
- Ph.D. in Mathematics, Computer Science, Statistics, or related field. Candidates with a Ph.D. in the natural or social sciences with a master's in a quantitative field will be considered. ABD candidates will also be considered.
- Demonstrated interest and ability to teach courses in our data science program, including courses in statistics and/or computer science.
- Ability to teach courses using Python and R.
- Potential for involving undergraduate students in research or scholarly activity.
- At least one year of teaching experience.
- Experience with advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in learning spaces, or relevant lived experience. For instance, experience incorporating inclusive teaching modalities and working with diverse student populations.
- Two or more years of full-time teaching experience at the undergraduate level.
- Demonstrated experience and interest in using and teaching data science for applications in environmental science and/or social justice.
Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and a cover letter which includes a discussion of your demonstrated engagement in diversity, equity, and inclusion in learning spaces. Applicants should also describe how their teaching, research, and/or creative scholarly activity connects to Warren Wilson's distinctive learning approach and community. First consideration will be given to candidates who apply by November 13, 2022. Electronic submission is required.
Warren Wilson College is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.