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Assistant/Associate Professor of Data Science & Analytics

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Bridgewater, Virginia

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Engineering & Mathematics, Mathematics
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Assistant/Associate Professor of Data Science & Analytics

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Bridgewater College invites applications from outstanding teacher-scholars for a tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor of Data Science and Analytics position starting August 2022.

The successful candidate will join a new data science & analytics program at a liberal arts college that values quality teaching, mentoring and advising students, and an active research agenda.  The data science & analytics program consists of one major: Data Science & Analytics (DSA) and two minors: Data Analytics and Data Administration.  The successful candidate will be able to teach all of the courses in at least one of the minors with preference given to candidates who have the knowledge and ability to teach both.  The Data Analytics minor includes Statistical Methods with R, Advanced Data Analytics, and Data Visualization, while the Data Administration minor includes Database Systems, Data Warehousing, and Data Acquisition.  Ability to teach upper level courses in the major including, Intelligent Search Methods, Data Mining & Business Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Big-Data and Cloud Computing, is also desired.

QUALIFICATIONS:  A PhD in data science, computer science, statistics, business, economics, or other closely related field is preferred, but exceptional ABD or MS candidates with teaching or industry experience will also be considered.

MISSION: Bridgewater College is a residential liberal arts college of about 1600 students with a vibrant core curriculum and a growing focus on undergraduate research. The College emphasizes creativity and innovation in pedagogy and research. Successful faculty members are dedicated to advising and mentoring students, contributing to campus-wide faculty initiatives, and maintaining an active research agenda. Bridgewater seeks faculty members eager to engage and support our commitment to the breadth and depth of learning as well as diversity and inclusion. Therefore, application materials should address how you might contribute to the College’s liberal arts mission or ways that this mission informs your vocation as teacher and scholar.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Bridgewater College was founded in 1880 as the first coeducational college in Virginia. Bridgewater offers bachelor’s degrees in approximately 60 majors and minors, along with four graduate programs, pre-professional programs such as medicine and law, and teacher licensure. The College is a member of NCAA Division III and the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, with 23 intercollegiate athletic teams. The vibrant residential campus is located in the town of Bridgewater, Virginia, near the city of Harrisonburg in the center of the Shenandoah Valley. An excellent school system, healthy business environment, numerous arts and cultural events, one of the state's lowest crime rates, and a variety of outdoor opportunities and historic attractions draw many to the region.

APPLY:  Please complete the online application at, attaching a cover letter, cv, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and a one-page statement regarding your research agenda. Please ask three references to sign letters and send them to [email protected]

DEADLINE:  Full consideration will be given to those applicants who submit application materials by January 3, 2022. 

For Additional Information:  Contact Dr. Verne Leininger: [email protected]

Bridgewater College is a welcoming and vibrant community committed to supporting a diverse faculty, and actively seeks applications from women, minorities, and other persons from traditionally under-represented groups.  Bridgewater College is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Bridgewater College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age, veteran status, or political affiliation in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic programs, or other college programs and activities, or with regard to employment.

Bridgewater College has partnered with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to obtain resources to enhance the College’s facilities, including the recent addition to and renovation of the College’s primary athletic facility.  The College is posting the following Notice as required by federal law for organizations which benefit from the USDA’s funding program:


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