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Visiting Assistant Professor of Data Science – Two Year Appointment (2023-2025)

Gettysburg College
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

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Four-Year Institution
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Gettysburg College invites applications for a two-year full-time Visiting Assistant Professor position in Data Science for the 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 academic years. A successful applicant would have a chance to help shape the recently formed interdisciplinary Data Science minor at the college.  Applicants can learn more about the program at




The responsibilities of the position are to teach six courses during the academic year. The ideal candidate will be able to teach programming in Python for Data Science to students with diverse academic backgrounds, both at the introductory and advanced level. Depending on the qualifications and interests of the person hired, the teaching assignment might also include electives courses in areas such as statistics, machine learning, cultural analytics, or data ethics.  Preference will be given to those who will have earned their PhD by August 2023; however, candidates who will still be ABD will be considered. We welcome applications from candidates whose background is in any field, with preference for those with formal coursework and experience in data science, machine learning, and quantitative analytic methods.




It is essential that candidates demonstrate potential as an excellent and innovative teacher, with an interest in working with students both inside and outside the classroom in a liberal arts environment. In addition, we are looking for candidates who can and will promote a learning environment in which underrepresented students will thrive. While there are no active research expectations associated with this position, the college values and encourages scholarship, and provides funding to support scholarly activities.  A successful candidate will also have the opportunity to engage students in research projects outside the classroom.



Gettysburg College is committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive environment that welcomes, supports, and respects all of its members, from all backgrounds and experiences. Each and every member is critical to developing a community that values the diversity of experiences including but not limited to race, religion, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, disability, and place of origin. The faculty and staff work to connect with and support each member of our community and expect all others to do the same in developing an environment that is free from harassment, exploitation, intimidation, and discrimination.  We particularly invite applications from members of any group that has been historically underrepresented in the American academy. 


Please submit a cover letter with your application that briefly describes the aspects of this particular position that you find attractive and some specific ways that you hope to contribute to our data science program.  In particular, please explicitly address the areas of data science that you would be most comfortable teaching as well as any experiences you have had working with diverse populations.  In addition, please submit a curriculum vitae, a brief description of your teaching methods and objectives, and three letters of recommendation, at least one of which explicitly addresses teaching effectiveness to Review of applications will begin January 15th, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries can be addressed to Professor Darren Glass ([email protected]).



Gettysburg College is a highly selective liberal arts college located within 90 minutes of the Baltimore/Washington metropolitan area. Established in 1832, the College has a rich history and is situated on a 220-acre campus with an enrollment of approximately 2,600 students.


Gettysburg College, an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal, state, local laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and admission. The College prohibits discrimination and harassment, and provides equal opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital/familial status, possession of a General Education Development Certificate (GED) as compared to a high school diploma, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex, age, or genetic information in all aspects of employment, educational programs, activities, and admissions. Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Gettysburg College prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.



Gettysburg College Gettysburg College has been witness and participant to some of the most significant events in the history of our nation. Chartered in 1832 to provide education for the residents of south-central Pennsylvania, the College was a neighbor to fighting between Union and Confederate troops in July 1863. On July 1, math professor Michael Jacobs cancelled classes after telling his students that their minds were no longer on their lessons. Pennsylvania Hall, the College's first building, served during and after the Civil War battle as a hospital for the wounded, treating more than 700 Union and Confederate soldiers. On November 19, 1863, Gettysburg College students walked from Pennsylvania Hall into the historic town to hear President Abraham Lincoln deliver his legendary Gettysburg Address.

Gettysburg CollegePresident Dwight D. Eisenhower was also closely associated with Gettysburg College. Following his presidency, he returned to Gettysburg to live and served the College as a member of its Board of Trustees. He wrote his memoirs in what is today the College's Admissions Office, now known as Eisenhower House.

Gettysburg CollegeGettysburg's founding principles embrace a rigorous liberal arts education that fosters a global perspective, a spirit of collaboration, a dedication to public service, and an enriching campus life. Currently ranked among the best liberal arts colleges in the United States, the College is committed to preparing more than 2,500 students from 40 states and 35 countries for the opportunities of a changing world. Students may choose from 36 majors, pursue interdisciplinary and self-designed majors, or complete one of several cooperative and dual-degree programs. More than 180 full-time faculty members - 95 percent having a doctorate or the highest earned degree in their fields - teach at Gettysburg, where the student/faculty ratio is 11:1 and the average class size is 18 students.

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