University of North Carolina Wilmington, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Position ID: UNCW-ASSTPROFDATASCI [#15070, Pos.# 473 / Vac. 16F-287]
Position Title: Assistant Professor - Data Science
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Wilmington, North Carolina 28403, United States [map]
Subject Area: Data Science
Application Deadline: 2019/12/16help popup finished (2019/10/30, finished 2020/06/21)
Position Description:    

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Brief Summary of Work for this Position The Department of Mathematics and Statistics ( at the University of North Carolina Wilmington invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in data science at the assistant professor level starting August 2020.

We are seeking candidates with a research area that complements our data science programs. The chosen candidate will be expected to mentor students engaged in research projects and have the ability to teach introductory and advanced courses in math or statistics, in addition to data science.

Expectations for this position include maintaining a strong research program and providing service to the department and university. The department offers undergraduate programs in mathematics, data science and statistics, and graduate programs in mathematics, statistics, and data science, jointly offered with the computer science department.

Minimum Requirements A doctoral degree in mathematics, statistics or computer science that supports a data science program that focuses on the analysis of data from the interdisciplinary perspectives of applied statistics, computer science, and mathematics is required at the time of appointment.

The program includes instruction in computer algorithms, computer programming, machine learning, quantitative analysis, statistics, trend spotting, and visual analytics. Proficiency in SAS, Python or R is required.

The candidate will also be required to have strong communication skills and the ability to work with our industry partners on student practicums.

Preferred Qualifications Experience teaching in a professional science master’s degree or similar program.

Primary Function of Organizational Unit The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers programs leading to a minor in data science, undergraduate degrees in mathematics, statistics, and teacher licensure, as well as a graduate degree in mathematics, a graduate certificate in applied statistics, and a graduate degree in data science, jointly offered with the computer science department. The department consists of 28 faculty members, approximately 20 graduate math students/teaching assistants, 47 graduate data science students and approximately 130 majors.

College/School Information At UNCW, the College of Arts and Sciences provides the vital foundation for the university’s pursuit of excellence. Through our teaching, we educate students for lives of fulfillment in the twenty-first century. Through our research, we advance the state of knowledge and creativity in the arts and sciences. And through our outreach, we improve the quality of life in Southeastern North Carolina and beyond.

University Information The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. Guided by our Strategic Plan, the university is committed to nurturing a campus culture that reflects its values of diversity and globalization, ethics and integrity, and excellence and innovation. A public institution with nearly 17,000 students, the university is focused on supporting and enhancing the student-centered learning experience that has been a hallmark since its founding in 1947. UNCW offers an array of programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is one of the 17 institutions that make up the UNC System.

EEO Statement At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.

Applicant Instructions To apply, complete the online application process available on the web at

Application materials must include:

1. Cover Letter 2. Curriculum Vita 3. Combined Unofficial Transcripts 4. Teaching Philosophy 5. Research Summary

These materials, except the references, must be attached as PDF files to the online application system – not e-mailed, mailed, or faxed.

Please submit three professional reference letters to: c/o Data Science Hiring Committee before the application review deadline. •One of the recommendation letters should explicitly address teaching experience.

Questions regarding the position can be directed to: Dr. Mark Lammers,

Priority Consideration Information Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date of December 16, 2019; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted through the online application system to be considered. Position details and full applicant instructions can be found at

Address application documents to: Data Science Hiring Committee

UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal-opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Department of Mathematics and Statistics
601 S College Rd.
Wilmington, NC 28403-5970
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