The University of Chicago, Data Science Institute

Position ID: 2851-PRECEPTOR3 [#23460]
Position Title: Preceptor in Data Science
Position Type: Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Chicago, Illinois 60637, United States [map] sort by distance
Application Deadline: 2024/01/15 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/10/11, listed until 2024/01/15)
Position Description:    

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Description 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) Data Science Preceptorship. 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 and scholarship portfolios with the support of UChicago and CCC faculty mentorship.

The initial appointment is expected to begin August 1, 2024. 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 structured professional development, administrative duties, scholarship activities and student mentoring activities.

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

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) teaching statement (description of teaching and mentoring philosophy and experience).

Optional materials: course evaluations from courses previously taught.

Applications must be submitted online through: Review of applications will begin on January 16, 2024, and will continue until all available positions are filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement All University departments and institutes are charged with building a faculty from a diversity of backgrounds and with diverse viewpoints; with cultivating an inclusive community that values freedom of expression; and with welcoming and supporting all their members.

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, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, military or 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 773-834-3988 or email with their request.

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