The Data Science program at Davidson College invites applications for a 2-year position at the Visiting Assistant Professor level, with a start date of July 1, 2021. Completion or imminent completion of the Ph.D. in Statistics, Computer Science, or data science-intensive discipline (including social sciences) is required, with a primary emphasis on data science in graduate coursework and scholarly activity. Undergraduate teaching experience is strongly preferred. In addition to teaching 3-semester courses per year, this position requires directing the campus data lab.
Interest and ability to teach introductory and intermediate-level data science courses, including introductory statistics and data visualization in R, is required. The ideal candidate will have cultivated broad interests and experience in intermediate and advanced topics in areas such as statistics, computing, predictive analytics, and visualization.
The data lab combines an online presence with physical space in The Jay Hurt Hub for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and offers consulting and tutoring services for students and faculty in support of coursework and research across the curriculum. As time and resources allow, we are eager to grow the data lab’s capacity for consulting with Hurt Hub coworking members and other external clients. In addition to consulting directly with clients, the director is responsible for all data lab operations, including hiring, training, and supervising a team of student tutors.
Consistently ranked among the nation's top liberal arts colleges, Davidson College is a highly selective, independent liberal arts college located in Davidson, North Carolina, close to the city of Charlotte. Davidson faculty enjoy a low student-faculty ratio, emphasis on and appreciation of excellence in teaching, and a collegial, respectful atmosphere that honors academic achievement and integrity.
Applications must be submitted online at https://employment.davidson.edu,and must include a cover letter addressing professional interests and aspirations pertaining to teaching and scholarly activity in data science, a curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, a 1-2 page diversity statement that outlines how one’s teaching and professional work might contribute to Davidson’s institutional commitment to diversity and inclusion, (unofficial) graduate transcripts, and contact information for three references (submission instructions will be sent to email addresses provided by the applicant). At least one reference letter must specifically and substantially address the applicant's teaching.
Applications completed by March 22, 2021 will receive full consideration.
At Davidson College, we believe the college grows stronger by recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff committed to building an inclusive community. In order to achieve and sustain educational excellence, we seek to hire talented faculty and staff across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, abilities, cultures, and national origin.
Davidson College seeks out intellectually curious students who are committed to developing their talents for lives of leadership and service.Small classes enable our renowned faculty to work closely with students, engaging them directly in original research and creative work across the arts, sciences, social sciences, and humanities. In the classroom and beyond, Davidson cultivates students' compassion, creativity, resilience, and moral courage.