Instructor of Data Science/Data Analytics

John D. MacArthur Campus - Jupiter
Feb 13, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job location: John D. MacArthur Campus - Jupiter

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-02-12
Req: REQ09738
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Position Summary:

The Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College at Florida Atlantic University seeks scholars who are committed to supporting the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds and to engaging communities underrepresented in higher education. Florida Atlantic University is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who interact in our community. In building this environment, we strive to attract students, faculty and staff from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. Florida Atlantic University embodies a culture of strategic and collaborative community engagement that results in mutual benefit to the institution and the diverse internal and external communities that it serves.

Florida Atlantic University is seeking an Instructor of Data Science/ Data Analytics, Jupiter, FL.

Instructor (12 months): Data Science/Data Analytics

The Wilkes Honors College (WHC) of Florida Atlantic University (FAU) invites applications for a full-time, 12-month Instructor position in Data Science/Data Analytics. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in Data Analytics and other concentrations, advise students, and supervise honors theses and undergraduate research. They will also coordinate enrichment programs and experiential research labs in data science/analytics in partnership with the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI) and provide service to the college and university.

The Wilkes Honors College (WHC) is located on the Jupiter campus of FAU. The campus is an international hub for scientific research and is host to MPFI, Scripps Research Institute Florida, and FAU’s own Brain Institute. The four-year curriculum of the WHC is centered on the traditional disciplines in the liberal arts and sciences, with an emphasis on critical thinking, independent study, community-based internships, and interdisciplinary programs. Currently, the WHC is in a period of rapid growth, with just over 500 honors students and 43 full-time honors faculty members. FAU is among the most ethnically diverse universities in the United States, and the WHC has a diverse student body, faculty and staff. We value diversity and are committed to advancing equity and inclusion.

The expected teaching load is seven courses per year (three courses in the Fall and Spring terms, plus one in the summer), with the possibility for a reduced load contingent on the number of honors theses supervised and co-supervised. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to shape the development of the curriculum in data science/data analytics in the WHC and to work with faculty from across the liberal arts and sciences.

The committee is especially interested in applicants who possess broad and deep teaching interests, the ability to contribute specialized as well as core courses to our talented and motivated students, the potential for collaboration in interdisciplinary teaching, experience in advising and mentoring undergraduate students, and a demonstrated commitment to fostering diversity.

The anticipated starting date for the position is July 1, 2021;This is a non-tenure track faculty rank with a career ladder.

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. from an accredited institution in Data Science, Data Analytics or in a related field that uses Data Science or Data Analytics and at least one term of experience teaching in a higher education/university setting required.

Advanced training in programming and/or statistics by time of appointment required.


Commensurate with Experience

College or Department:

Honors College


John D. MacArthur Campus - Jupiter

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Application Deadline:


Special Instructions to Applicant:

This position is open until filled and may close without prior notice.

All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position on the Office of Human Resources' job website ( by completing the required employment application for this recruitment and submitting the related documents.

The site permits the attachment of required/requested documentation. In addition to completing the online application, please upload the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation and copies of official transcripts scanned into an electronic format.

Confidential letters of recommendation may be emailed to [email protected] or mail to: Data Science/Analytics Search, Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College Florida Atlantic University, 5353 Parkside Dr, HC 110
Jupiter, FL 33458.

PLEASE NOTE: A maximum of five (5) documents may be attached to your application. If more than five (5) documents are required for submission, please combine additional documents into one attachment to not exceed the maximum permitted.

Degrees from outside the United States must be validated by an organization belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Service (NACES), with an indication of the documents the evaluation was prepared from (official transcripts, diplomas, dissertation abstracts). The evaluation should be scanned and electronically attached to one's application as with other US-based transcripts.

Prior to appointment, the candidate must submit official, sealed transcripts from all institutions where graduate coursework was attempted, whether or not a degree was obtained, as well as an original NACES evaluation, if applicable. Transcripts must be issued to Florida Atlantic University not to you as the student.

A background check will be required for the candidate selected for this position. This position is subject to funding.

Individuals requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711

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