Birmingham-Southern College, Mathematics

Position ID: BSC-DATASCIENCE [#22482]
Position Title: Lecturer in Data Science
Position Type: Open Rank
Position Location: Birmingham, Alabama 35254, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Data Science
Application Deadline: finished (2023/05/19, finished 2023/10/02, listed until 2023/11/19)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

Birmingham-Southern College invites applications for a full-time Assistant or Associate Lecturer in Data Science beginning fall 2023, with the potential for tenure track in the future. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in Data Science, Computer Science, or a closely related field by August 2023.

A residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 800 undergraduate students, BSC is included in Pope’s Colleges that Change Lives and is a sheltering institution for Phi Beta Kappa. The College recently endured a funding crisis and is in the process of rebuilding the faculty and staff. This will be the first year of offering the graduate program in Data Science, and the initial cohort will consist of approximately 25 students.

Providing an outstanding education is the primary mission of the College, and applicants must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching, particularly online teaching. All faculty members are expected to participate fully in the life of the department and College through activities such as academic advising and committee service. The anticipated teaching load is four graduate courses per year.

The College is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff and students dedicated to contributing to a welcoming and inclusion environment for all through their teaching, research, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Individuals from diverse backgrounds, underrepresented groups or have experience working with a broadly based population are encouraged to apply.

Birmingham-Southern College recognizes that the needs of many professionals vary and welcomes prospective candidates with dual career requirements to apply. We encourage dual-career families to share their needs early in the recruitment process. Although there is no guarantee of job placement, we can provide information and resources for finding employment in the Birmingham area. The College’s curriculum is based on close faculty-student interaction in teaching, advising, and research. For more on the College’s faculty, students, educational mission, and national reputation, visit

About Birmingham:

BSC is located just minutes from downtown Birmingham, a leading hub in the Southeast for research and innovation and a vibrant center for entertainment, commerce, and recreational activities. The city is home to a world-class restaurant scene that includes James Beard Award winners and nominees. Birmingham also is home to professional opera and ballet companies, numerous local theatre companies, a symphony, a children’s science museum, a zoo, a botanical garden, the largest art museum in the Southeast, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and annual art, music, and film festivals. With more green space per capita than any city in the nation, Birmingham offers numerous opportunities for outdoor activities, including walking, biking, and hiking trails and the renowned Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. Excellent public and private K-12 schools are located throughout metropolitan Birmingham and its suburbs. There are six higher education institutions within a short commute of the city center.

How to apply:

Submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, copy of graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation (two of which should address teaching) through Questions may be addressed to Dr. Amber Wagner at Screening of applications will begin immediately.

In your cover letter, please address your experience or interest in teaching online and how your experiences with teaching, scholarship, and/or service might contribute to a college community whose core values include a commitment to diversity and inclusion.

BSC is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

BSC complies with the Alabama Child Protection Act and E-Verify. EOE

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
email address
900 Arkadelphia Road
Box 549032
Birmingham, AL 35254