Assistant Professor, Data Science

Job description

The Position

Lewis University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty member of Data Science in the Computer and Mathematical Sciences department. This position will start fall 2019, and is at the Assistant or Associate Professor level.  Lewis University serves a diverse student population and community and we invite applications from individuals that embody a commitment to diversity.  

Responsibilities include teaching 24 semester hours per year, service, and professional development, broadly defined. The new faculty member will teach and regularly update a variety of courses for our undergraduate and graduate computer science programs. The new faculty member will assist with the program's assessment efforts, including collecting and organizing assessment data. The new faculty member will help the Chair of Computer and Mathematical Sciences identify budget items to keep the data science labs up-to-date. The new faculty member will conduct research projects with undergraduate and graduate students.

The Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences includes Mathematics, Computer Science, Data Science, and Computer Engineering. It consists of twenty full-time faculty members serving approximately 300 undergraduate majors and 250 graduate students. Those students pursue a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs in Mathematics, Computer Science, Data Science, and Computer Engineering.

Lewis University

Located 25 miles southwest of Chicago, Lewis University is an innovative and forward-thinking Catholic university offering market-relevant undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,500 students. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis University has been nationally recognized for preparing intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected and socially responsible graduates. In addition to our main campus in Romeoville, Illinois, we have a growing number of fully on-line programs and locations in Oak Brook, Tinley Park and Albuquerque, NM.

We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including generous health care benefits, tuition reimbursement for self, spouse and qualifying dependents, as well as 403(b) retirement plan options.  For additional information on Lewis as an institution, please see our website at

Minimum Qualifications

The candidate must have a PhD in Data Science, Computer Science, Statistics, or another related field. The candidate must have a passion for teaching a variety of data science courses to undergraduate and graduate students and to engage in research related to data science. The candidate must be an innovative self-starter willing to design, implement, and teach new courses in data science and to help develop interdisciplinary opportunities between data science and other fields.

Application Process

For full consideration, interested applicants can view a full description of this position and apply online at

Inspired by the University’s Mission values of Wisdom, Knowledge, Justice, Fidelity and Association, the Lewis Community declares that we are a Sanctified Zone where people are committed to working to end racism, bias and prejudice by valuing diversity in a safe and nurturing environment. Lewis University, sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, serves a diverse community and is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion on our campus as an equal opportunity employer.

We invite applications from individuals that embody a commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status and other protected status as required by applicable law. We are fully dedicated to providing opportunities for development of the whole person. To demonstrate this commitment, Lewis University wishes to build a culturally diverse workforce which strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans.




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Job No:
Posted: 4/1/2019
Application Due: 5/31/2019
Work Type:
Salary: Competitive