Assistant Professor in Data Science

Job description

Coe College invites applications from dynamic, student-centered individuals for a full-time tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Data Science in the Department of Mathematical Sciences to begin August 2019.   Applications received before November 16, 2018 will receive full consideration.

Candidates should be prepared to teach courses in introductory programming, statistical methods, and data management.   Ideal candidates would also be able to draw on their expertise and experiences dealing with data-intensive problems to expand the curriculum at Coe College.  Areas of interest might include: data mining, machine learning, visualization, information storage and retrieval, numerical methods, mathematical modeling, data security, and network analysis.  The normal course load is 6 courses per year, divided among two semesters and a May Term (3-3-0, 2-3-1, or 3-2-1). Coe faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.

Required Qualifications:

  • ABD status in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics or a related field is required. Ph.D. preferred.
  • Demonstrated potential for excellence in the classroom.
  • Evidence of scholarly activity that can be inclusive of undergraduate students.
  • Commitment to undergraduate mentoring through formal and informal advising.

The Department of Mathematical Sciences is dedicated to the belief that mathematical sciences and the habits of mind that they engender are necessary components of a liberal arts education.   We currently offer majors in computer science and mathematics with support for the study of statistics and actuarial science. The creation of a new position in data science recognizes that the fusion of coding, statistical reasoning, and mathematical modeling will be an integral part of the modern liberal arts experience.

Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial graduate transcripts, three confidential letters of professional recommendation, a list of courses that you would be prepared to teach, and a brief description of scholarly activity including ideas for how undergraduate students could become involved with your work to or to 

We are interested in applicants who will complement our commitment to students and faculty from diverse cultural groups, and who will diversify the expertise and experiences represented in the department. Coe is committed to increasing the diversity of its campus community and encourages applications from individuals who will help fulfill that goal. Coe College is an equal opportunity employer.

College profile:  Coe College, a highly selective private liberal arts college, offers superior academics and exciting co-curricular activities in a thriving urban setting that promotes student growth and success.  Established in 1851, Coe has a national reputation for academic excellence enhanced by a student-centered, highly supportive campus environment.  With 1,400 students, Coe's attractive campus is located in the heart of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, a vibrant metropolitan area of 175,000 people in Iowa's Creative Corridor, providing a wide variety of cultural and recreational opportunities.




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Posted: 9/13/2018
Application Due: 11/12/2018
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