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Goucher College
Baltimore, Maryland (US)

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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Since its founding in 1885, Goucher College has been a place of innovation and excellence. As a private liberal arts college, Goucher is dedicated to teaching students to be complex problem-solvers prepared for the jobs of the future. Small class sizes, a rigorous curriculum, and dedicated faculty and staff allow for personalized mentorship for each student. Named one of the most innovative colleges in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Goucher is a leader in global education and was one of the first colleges in the country to offer 100% study abroad. Approximately 1,100 undergraduate and 900 graduate students form the close-knit and vibrant Goucher community.


Goucher College is always on the lookout for top talent, resourceful, innovative, and dedicated individuals who will keep the College at the forefront of extraordinary education. As one of the nation's most progressive, innovative institutions of higher learning, we offer outstanding professional advantages, generous benefitsexcellent perks, and a great work location!


Goucher College invites applications for an open rank (Assistant/Associate/Professor of Practice) professor position in Data Science within the Department of Computer Science and Data Science. The Data Science program offers a foundational Data Science curriculum complemented with interdisciplinary learning paths. Students can choose to study purely in data and computer sciences or specialize in another discipline such as economics, sociology, political science, or public health. Students choosing to specialize in another discipline apply data analysis, mathematical modeling, and computational techniques from courses such as Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to solve complex problems in that discipline. Future plans include expanding the Data Science curriculum with new specializations and adding a graduate degree program in the 2023-24 academic year.


The ideal candidate will have a terminal degree in a field focused on the application and analysis of data within a particular context, including the fields of data and computer science, statistics, the physical and social sciences, and public health. Candidates who can contribute to new specializations within Goucher's existing programs will be preferred.  Candidates must be capable of teaching existing Data Science courses at all curricular levels. Rank will be determined by the applicant's qualifications and prior experience.


Tenure-track faculty are expected to teach five courses per year (20 credits) and conduct ongoing scholarly research. In addition, active involvement in student advising, mentoring, and shared governance is expected as part of one's service to the college community. Tenure-track candidates must have a clearly articulated research program in Data Science that includes opportunities for undergraduate research. Professor of Practice positions are 3-year renewable opportunities with adjusted teaching, research, service, and salary requirements.


Goucher College endeavors to be a model teaching and learning community where faculty and students are engaged with one another in learning both inside and outside of the traditional classroom. Teaching is paramount. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to teaching students from diverse backgrounds and a dedication to engaged pedagogies that support equity, inclusivity, and student success. Application materials should clearly articulate how the candidate might contribute to the College's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion along with why the candidate is interested in teaching at a small liberal arts institution. Special consideration will be given to applicants whose teaching and research interests include applying data analysis to issues of social justice.


Further information about the Data Science major can be found at:



Minimum Requirements:

A terminal degree in a field focused on the application and analysis of data within a particular context. Candidates having a master's degree plus a demonstration of professional experience in Data Science will be considered at the rank of Professor of Practice
An interest and demonstrated ability to teach Data Science courses at all levels of the curriculum


Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates who can contribute to new specializations with existing Goucher programs will be favored.


Salary Range:

Assistant Professor of Practice           $58,557-65,063

Assistant Professor, Tenure Track      $72,220-80,244

Associate Professor, Tenure Track     $90,881-100,979



Interested applicants must apply online at


Primary consideration will be given to applications submitted by February 27, 2023.


For full consideration, please submit the following application materials online:

  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • Statement of commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Statement of teaching philosophy that includes teaching interests and areas of expertise
  • Three letters of recommendation (with at least one addressing teaching, if possible)
  • Official transcripts must be provided at the time of hire
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available)


Goucher College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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