Adjunct Faculty-Data Science

Jan 24, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Adjunct Faculty-Data Science

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Department: Data Science (NTT/PT)

Position Status:

Basic Function:
The Data Science program is actively seeking applicants for a part-time Adjunct Teaching Professor to teach Data Science-related courses, possibly leading to a full-time Instructor or Professor of Practice position.
There is potential need for graduate courses to be taught on campus, off campus in a corporate setting, or online. Specific topics of interest include: Introduction to Data Science, Statistical Methods for Data Science, Big Data Analytics, Big Data Management, Data Visualization, Mathematical Modeling, Regression Analysis. Course descriptions are listed in the WPI Graduate Catalog .

WPI is interested in applicants with teaching and project advising expertise in all areas of Data Science, but is particularly interested in applicants with industrial experience and strong background in programming, statistical methods for data analytics, predictive modeling, business intelligence, big data cleaning and integration, database management, machine learning, and other big data analytics experience.

Extensive industrial experience would be a plus so to expose students to real-world big data problems and case studies and to be versed in the best practices in industry and other organizations.

The Data Science program at WPI, a collaboration between Computer Science, Mathematical Sciences and the Robert A. Foisie School of Business, has undergone major growth since its inception in 2014 supported by a cluster hire of several faculty in Data Science and closely related disciplines last year.

The ideal applicants should have an advanced degree in Computer Science, Mathematical Sciences, Statistics, or a closely related field, the potential for excellence in teaching, and practical experience in a Data Science related field.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • There is a potential need for both undergraduate and graduate courses to be taught on campus, off campus in a corporate setting or online. The goal is to integrate a successful applicant into related activities at WPI with teaching assignments matched with the background and availability of the applicant. Specific areas of immediate need are:
    1. Big Data Analytics
    2. Data Visualization
    3. Big Data Management
    4. Introduction to Data Science
    5. Statistical Medhods for Data Science

    Position Requirements

  • An ideal applicant will hold an advanced degree in Computer Science or related discipline with significant practical experience in the relevant area, as well as having successful undergraduate or graduate teaching experience. Abilities to teach in other areas is also valued.

    Posting Date: 01/20/2017

    Open Until Filled:

    Special Instructions to Applicants:
    Part-time faculty positions are created to provide an available applicant pool for the department. Positions will be filled on on an as needed basis. Start dates will vary by course and semester.

    Qualified applicants will be contacted by the academic department when an opening is anticipated. Your application will remain in the pool until the posting closes. If you wish to be considered for positions beyond that date you must reapply.

    EEO Information:
    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status or disability. We are looking for individuals who value creativity, diversity, inclusion, and collaboration.

    Criminal Background Check Statement:
    A pre-employment criminal records check is required.

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    WPI, the nation's third oldest private technological university, established in 1865 by New England industrialists John Boynton and Ichabod Washburn consists of 80 acres set in a safe, residential section of Worcester, Massachusetts—the second largest city in New England—home to 13 colleges, and situated 40 miles west of Boston.


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