Director of the Center for Statistics and Analytical Research and Lecturer or Senior Lecturer of Data Science and Analytics
For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State is located just north of Atlanta, and combines a suburban setting on two metro-Atlanta campuses in Kennesaw and Marietta. As one of Georgia's largest universities, Kennesaw State offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing number of doctoral programs. A member of the University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2) committed to becoming a world-class academic institution positioned to broaden its academic and research missions and expand its scope on a local, regional and national level. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu. Location
Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Our Marietta campus is located at 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060. Department Information
The School of Data Science and Analytics (SDSA) is a full-stack data science and analytics research and education unit at Kennesaw State. SDSA includes an undergraduate minor, masters, the first PhD in Data Science in the US, the Center for Statistics and Analytical Research (CSAR) and the Human Studies Lab. Since 2015, faculty have received over 2 million dollars in funding through partnerships with 20 different businesses and organizations conducting research into areas such as fintech, manufacturing, and healthcare, resulting in multiple patents and hundreds of additional research products. SDSA's people include more than 40 faculty, 75 graduate students, and hundreds of undergraduates with training in areas such as statistics, analytics, biostatistics, machine learning, natural language processing, image processing, algorithmic development, optimization, neural networks, and predictive modeling. We also offer online certificates in Python, R, SAS, RapidMiner, and have provided customized workshops (virtual and onsite) in technical and business applications of analytics, such as data translators, data governance, and presenting to non-technical audiences. Job Summary
Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for an open rank, twelve-month, non-tenure track Lecturer or Senior Lecturer faculty position and Director of the Center for Statistics and Analytical Research in the School of Data Science and Analytics. This position begins August 1, 2022.
Rank is determined at the time of hiring and will be commensurate with experience. Responsibilities
The CSAR is an interdisciplinary analytical research unit that serves as the public-facing research and funding engine for SDSA, especially for the students in the PhD in Analytics and Data Science. As Director, this individual will be expected to:
manage, maintain, and build a portfolio of externally funded research partnerships, including budget oversight collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to staff data science and analytics projects with appropriate subject matter experts and research students teach undergraduate classes, especially those that involve applied project-based learning, collaborating with industry, and career preparation may supervisor graduate students and teach graduate classes upon approval perform needed service at the School, College, and University levels
All candidates should have an academic background in statistics, mathematics, analytics, data science, biostatistics, or quantitative social science. Area of specialization is open, however; we are primarily interested in colleagues that have significant industry experience in leading analytics and data science teams in areas like finance, health care, public health, education, etc. and have experience in obtaining external funding for research.
Other responsibilities may include assisting in the development and revision of academic programs and supervising graduate teaching assistants. Required Qualifications
A minimum of an earned Master's degree, or the foreign equivalent, in Statistics, Analytics, Data Science or a related field is required at the time of appointment. Proficiency in at least one analytical programming language (e.g., R, Python, SAS, or other similar) At least 5 years direct experience in an analytics role in industry or research setting in areas like finance, health care, public health, education, etc. Preferred Qualifications
At least 2 years personnel management experience at the level of Director or higher Evidence of obtaining external funding for analytics research or projects Experience teaching at the college level Evidence of working with a culturally and an ethnically diverse community Required Documents to Attach
Apply Before Date
- Cover Letter outlining required and preferred qualifications
- Unofficial Transcripts (Official Transcripts Due Upon Hire)
- Contact Information for 3 references
For full consideration, please apply by March 21, 2022. This position is open until filled. Contact Information
For questions about this faculty opening, please contact Dr. Jennifer Priestly, [email protected]
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. Equal Employment Opportunity
Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Kennesaw State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or status as a protected Veteran. Kennesaw State University is a participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify) effective October 15, 2007.
Participant ID: 61415 Background Check
Per the University System of Georgia background check policy, all final candidates will be required to consent to a criminal background investigation. Final candidates may be asked to disclose criminal record history during the initial screening process and prior to a conditional offer of employment. Applicants for positions of trust with screening results which confirm a disqualifying criminal history will be immediately disqualified from employment eligibility.
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