Data Analytics Program: Chair

Rock Island, Illinois
Aug 02, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Data Analytics Program  – Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, invites applications for Chair of the newly created Data Analytics Program beginning the 2018-2019 academic year. Augustana College is a selective liberal arts college of approximately 2,500 students, most of whom live on a wooded 115-acre campus.  Rock Island, Illinois, is part of the Illinois-Iowa Quad Cities along the Mississippi River, a diverse metropolitan area with 400,000 residents, located about three hours west of Chicago and 45 minutes east of Iowa City, home of the University of Iowa.
The successful candidate will oversee both the major and minor in data analytics, and will have the opportunity to shape this exciting new program.  Master’s degree in Data Science, Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Mathematics, Statistics, Accounting, or a related field required.  PhD preferred.  Five years of relevant experience, including teaching and industry experience strongly preferred.  Candidates should demonstrate the ability to bring excellence and innovation into the classroom, maintain a continuing record of scholarship, and possess attributes leading to successful professional service.  Candidates should have expertise in areas such as big data, data analytics, data visualization, spatial data, database management, software development , data security, or other related areas. 
Details about Augustana College, our expectation of the faculty, the selection process and the Quad Cities all are available at the Faculty Search website:
Questions may be directed to search committee chair, Jon Clauss at .  Review of applications will begin June 15, 2017; we plan to interview in August at the American Accounting Association Annual meeting in San Diego, CA.
To apply, please email application materials to using the subject line: Search #102-18 Data Analytics and directed to Pareena Lawrence. Alternatively, application materials can mailed to: Search #102-18 Data Analytics, C/O Pareena Lawrence, Dean of the College, Augustana College, 639 – 38th Street, Rock Island, IL 61201.  Application materials include: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copy of graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation (including contact information). 
Augustana College is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications from women and persons of diverse ethnic backgrounds.  We do not discriminate based on age, race, color, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability or creed.