Ball State University, Mathematical Sciences

Position ID: 968-INSTRUCTOR [#16280]
Position Title: Instructor of Data Science and Analytics
Position Type: Other
Position Location: Muncie, Indiana 47306, United States [map]
Application Deadline: 2020/11/15 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2020/09/16, listed until 2020/11/15)
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Department of Data Science and Analytics Instructor of Data Science and Analytics Ball State University

The Data Science program of the College of Sciences and Humanities is seeking applicants to be part of a pool of part-time adjunct faculty. The responsibility will be teaching for the interdisciplinary online Master of Science in Data Science program.

Duties & Responsibilities: Teaching courses in one or more of the following areas: data science and/or data analytics with applications in social sciences (psychology, sociology, and geography), health science, bioinformatics or environmental sciences; advanced statistics and applied mathematics (e.g., generalized linear models, survival analysis, linear mixed models); computer science (e.g., data base design, data mining, data analytics). In preparation for online teaching, candidates will be expected to engage in opportunities for faculty development such as the Bootcamp for Multimodal Teaching and Learning by the Division of Online and Strategic Learning or demonstrate experience (1+ years) in online teaching.

Minimum Qualifications: PhD.

Candidates for searched must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. in Data Science, Data Analytics, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Geography-Geographic Information Science, or any related field that utilizes “big data”. Experience teaching advanced statistics, computer science (database management, data mining, data analytics) and/or data science classes is highly desirable, as is experience with programming languages for data manipulation and statistical modeling such as R, SAS and/or Python. Additional knowledge on data science and analytics applications to environmental sciences, bioinformatics, social sciences (psychology, sociology, geography), health sciences and/or data visualization also desired. 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 15, 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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Department of Mathematical Sciences
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