The University of Chicago, Data Science Institute

Position ID: 2851-PDS [#19391]
Position Title: Preceptor in Data Science
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Chicago, Illinois 60615, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Data Science
Application Deadline: 2022/01/31 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/01/07, finished 2022/08/06, listed until 2022/07/07)
Position Description:    

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The University of Chicago’s Data Science Institute, in partnership with the City Colleges of Chicago (CCC), invites applications for the position of University of Chicago (UChicago) Preceptor in Data Science. The UChicago and CCC Preceptorship program will develop the next generation of teaching positions for data science, engineering, and computer science education. This unique program emphasizes STEM pedagogical best practices and allows the preceptors to broaden their classroom skills and enhance their teaching portfolios with the support of UChicago and CCC faculty mentorship.

This is a staff teaching position in Data Science and Computing. The initial appointment is expected to begin August 1, 2022. Preceptors will work side by side with faculty from UChicago and CCC on teaching and developing course materials. Professional development training will be provided by both the UChicago and CCC faculty. Preceptors will gain experience teaching across learning environments with opportunities to engage with UChicago and CCC students in STEM courses. The teaching obligation is expected to be 2 one-quarter courses at UChicago and 2 one-semester courses at CCC per academic year. This position also includes administrative duties and mentoring activities.

The position is for an initial two year appointment with a renewal for a third year possible.

The Data Science Institute is dedicated to building a culturally diverse community who is committed to creating and nurturing an inclusive community that welcomes, respects, and supports everyone, including those from underrepresented and marginalized groups.

Qualifications A Ph.D. in data science, mathematics, statistics, computer science, biology, physics, or other closely related field to data science.

Application Instructions Required materials are:

(a) a cover letter,

(b) a curriculum vitae,

(c) two or more letters of reference, at least one of which must address teaching ability,

(d) and teaching statement (which may also include the candidate’s experience in teaching diverse students, if applicable)

Optional materials: course evaluations from courses previously taught.

Applications must be submitted online through: Review of applications will begin on January 31, 2022, and will continue until all available positions are filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-1032 or email with their request.

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