University of San Francisco, Mathematics, Arts & Sciences

Program ID: USFMathStats-ASSISTANTPROFESSOR [#20782]
Program Title: Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track, Master of Science in Data Science Program
Program Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Program Location: San Francisco, California 94105, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Data Science
Application Deadline: 2022/11/08 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/09/22, listed until 2022/11/08)
Program Description:    

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Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track, Master of Science in Data Science Program University of San Francisco

R0006882 Downtown Campus

Job Title: Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track, Master of Science in Data Science Program

Job Summary: The Master of Science in Data Science Program (MSDS) at the University of San Francisco invites candidates to apply for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin August 2023, contingent upon funding approval.

The MSDS program includes state-of-the-art education in data science and bridges knowledge-to-practice through a 9-month industry internship that provides students the opportunity to be mentored in solving important data science problems with companies like Amazon, Meta, Walmart, Reddit, First Republic, and Target, as well as academic organizations such as UCSF and Stanford. Faculty members in the MSDS program are also supported by the University of San Francisco's Data Institute, which exists to strengthen the connection between academia and industry; advance data science research; build and foster an inclusive data science community; and train the next generation of data scientists.

Full Job Description:

Job Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to teach graduate courses focusing on topics in computer science, engage in service to the program and college, and maintain an active research program that involves students when possible. Close interaction between students, faculty, and industry is a hallmark of the Data Science Program. The teaching load is typically two to three half-semester courses per year, plus serving as a mentor to student internship teams. Duties may also include supporting undergraduate programs.

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. by August 2022 and be working in the fields of computer science focusing on data science relevant specialties such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing, Data Privacy and Security, Distributed Computing, Cloud Computing, etc. This position requires a commitment to excellence in teaching within a culturally diverse environment. In addition, a strong record of teaching at the university level, evidence of scholarship, and an understanding of and commitment to supporting the mission of the University of San Francisco are required. The successful candidate must be able to offer their reflections on equity, and strategies for success in engaging with BIPOC students.

Applicants should submit: a cover letter summarizing interests and qualifications, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, a statement of research plans, a diversity statement (which may include your thoughts and/or experiences concerning equitable education for underserved and marginalized communities, your commitment to or experience with broadening participation and accessibility in the field, and/or experience and success in engaging with BIPOC students), evidence of teaching ability (e.g., sample syllabi, teaching evaluations), and three letters of recommendation (requested upon submission of application). Additional materials may be requested later in the process. Questions can be sent to search@datascience.usfca.edu. A review of completed applications will begin on December 31, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

We invite candidates to find out more about the data science program at https://www.usfca.edu/arts-sciences/graduate-programs/data-science.

The University of San Francisco is a private Jesuit institution located in the heart of one of the world's most innovative and diverse cities and is home to a vibrant academic community of students and faculty who achieve excellence in their fields. Its diverse student body enjoys direct access to faculty, small classes, and outstanding opportunities in the city itself.

The University of San Francisco is seeking to hire a cohort of new faculty whose scholarship and/or community-engaged research and creative work focuses on the experiences of Black and Latinx communities, or antiracism, diversity, equity and inclusion more generally, and who have proven expertise and experience in mentoring Black, Latinx and underrepresented students.

USF is entering into the second year of a faculty diversity hiring initiative; in the first year, 70% of new full-time faculty hires were faculty of color. Junior BIPoC faculty are invited to participate in mentoring, community building and peer to peer opportunities coordinated by the Vice Provost for Equity, Inclusion and Faculty Excellence. Faculty also enjoy peer support through affinity groups such as the Asian and Asian American Staff/Faculty Council, Black Community Council, LGBTQ Caucus and La Colectiva of Latinx Staff and Faculty.

In addition all new faculty have access to a free membership with the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity and support from the Center for Teaching Excellence and Center for Research, Artistic and Scholarly Excellence.

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full time

Pay Rate: Salary

To apply, visit https://usfca.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/USF_Full-Time_Faculty/job/Downtown-Campus/Assistant-Professor--Tenure-Track--Master-of-Science-in-Data-Science-Program_R0006882.

The University of San Francisco is located in the heart of one of the world’s most innovative and diverse cities, and is home to a vibrant academic community of students and faculty who achieve excellence in their fields. Its diverse student body enjoys direct access to faculty, small classes and outstanding opportunities in the city itself. USF is San Francisco's first university, and its Jesuit Catholic mission helps ignite a student’s passion for social justice and a desire to “Change the World From Here.” For more information, visit http://www.usfca.edu.

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