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Visiting Assistant Professor of Statistical and Data Sciences, MassMutual Faculty Fellow

Job description

The Program in Statistical & Data Sciences at Smith College invites applications for a one-year, non-tenure-track position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor, to begin July 1, 2018.  This position is part of a partnership with MassMutual for Women in Data Science, and comes with a reduced teaching load. Teaching responsibilities for this position will include three courses over two semesters in statistics and data science, as well as one continuing education course for MassMutual data scientists at the company’s nearby Amherst premises. Faculty Fellows may also have the opportunity to engage in sponsored research with MassMutual. Ph.D. in statistics, data science, computer science, or a closely-related field is expected by time of appointment. Fields of particular interest include (but are not limited to): data visualization, data journalism, and machine learning. Candidates from groups underrepresented in STEM are encouraged to apply.


Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest women’s college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts.  A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  Students cross-enroll and faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges. Details about the Program in Statistical & Data Sciences may be found at http://www.smith.edu/sds/.




Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/49489 with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, a research statement, and three confidential letters of recommendation.  Review of applications will begin on May 1st. 


Diversifying the student body, faculty, administration, staff, and curriculum is crucial to the mission of and vision for the College. We are committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in the application process for individuals with disabilities and encourage applicants to request any needed accommodation(s). We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures, including, but not limited to, those based on ability, age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, and veteran status.




Smith College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer. Women, underrepresented racial groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.





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Posted: 3/8/2018
Application Due: 5/1/2018
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