Senior Instructional Professor in Data Analytics

University of Chicago Department of Computer Science

Description

The University of Chicago’s Department of Computer Science invites applications for a Senior Instructional Professor position in the Master of Science in Analytics (MscA) Program (https://professional.uchicago.edu/find-your-fit/masters/master-science-analytics). The selected candidate will be appointed as Senior Instructional Professor or Associate Senior Instructional Professor with rank determined by qualifications and years of experience in a similar role. The appointment will be for a term of up to five years, renewable. This is a career-track position with competitive salary and benefits.

Position responsibilities include academic program management duties, including curricular development, personnel supervision, and budgetary oversight. This role includes the responsibilities of MScA Program Director including hiring, evaluation, supervision, discipline, or mentoring of academic appointees of the MScA program.  The Department of Computer Science (cs.uchicago.edu) at University of Chicago is home to a diverse community of educators and researchers focused on advancing the foundations of statistics and computing, and driving their most advanced applications. The larger data science community includes the Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago (TTIC), the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation and Argonne National Laboratory[1] [2] . 

Qualifications

An MS/MBA in statistics, mathematics, computer science or a related field; a Ph.D. in one of these fields is preferred. A minimum of two years’ experience teaching in a selective college or university as an instructor of record; and experience in management of academic programs, personnel, and budgets are required. Additionally, at least 5 years of professional experience with demonstrated quantitative, analytic, and leadership experience in a variety of industries is required. 

Preferred qualifications: 

8+ years of industry experience with demonstrated quantitative, analytic, and leadership experience in a variety of industries is preferred.

A demonstrated record of building academic/private partnerships and engagement is preferred. 

Candidates whose training and professional experience make them exceptionally qualified to lead a graduate program, teach graduate courses, and develop curriculum in one or more of the following areas is preferred: data science, machine learning, artificial intelligence, analytics in consulting, and applied statistics.

Application Instructions

The following materials are required:

  • curriculum vitae
  • cover letter that addresses the following: statement of teaching philosophy and curricular development experience; ability to interact with a diverse group of students is valued;
    • description of experience in managing academic programs, personnel, and budgets;
    • description of professional quantitative, analytic, and leadership experience in industry;
  • at least two syllabi of courses you have designed and taught;
  • contact information for two references who can provide confidential letters of evaluation.

The University of Chicago is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

For help signing up, accessing your account, or submitting your application please check out Interfolio's help and support section or get in touch via email at help@interfolio.com or phone at (877) 997-8807.