Ball State University, Mathematical Sciences

Position ID: 968-ASSTPROFESSOR [#16279]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Data Science and Analytics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Muncie, Indiana 47306, United States [map]
Subject Area: Data Science and Analytics
Application Deadline: 2020/11/11 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2020/09/16, listed until 2020/11/11)
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Department of Data Science and Analytics Assistant Professor of Data Science and Analytics Ball State University

The Data Science and Data Analytics programs of the College of Sciences and Humanities at Ball State University welcome applications for a tenure-track faculty position beginning August 2021.

Primary responsibility will be teaching for the interdisciplinary on-line Master of Science in Data Science program. Other teaching responsibilities will include on-line and on-campus courses in the forthcoming undergraduate program in Data Analytics and /or courses in the home department of the primary specialty field within the College of Sciences and Humanities.

Minimum Qualifications: Doctoral degree conferred by date of appointment in data science, data analytics, statistics, mathematics, computer science, geography-geographic information science, informatics, or related fields.

Employer will consider sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications: • Ph.D. in data science, data analytics, statistics, mathematics, computer science, geography-geographic information science, informatics, or any related field that utilizes “big data”. • Experience teaching advanced statistics, computer science and/or data science classes is highly desirable, as is experience with programming languages related to statistics such as R, SAS and/or Python. • Additional knowledge on data science and analytics applications to environmental sciences, bioinformatics, social sciences, health sciences and/or data visualization. • Experience in online instruction.

Apply online at: Include the following documents with your application: curriculum vitae and cover letter addressed to Jill Coleman. The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earned is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through November 11, 2020.

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, approximately 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students enroll each year in diverse academic programs on and off campus. Our students come from all Indiana counties, all 50 states and 68 countries to pursue knowledge in seven academic colleges offering 190 undergraduate majors, 130 undergraduate minors, 140 graduate programs and 200 study abroad programs.

The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.

The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave. For further information regarding benefits please visit:

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

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Contact: Jill Coleman
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Department of Mathematical Sciences
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306
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