University of Wisconsin La Crosse, Mathematics

Position ID: UWL-APDS [#24407]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Data Science
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Data Science, Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics
Starting Date: 2024/08/26
Application Deadline: 2024/03/25 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2024/03/04)
Position Description:    

Position Description: 

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Data Science position beginning August 26, 2024. The department seeks engaging teacher-scholars who will inspire our undergraduate and graduate students while complementing the research areas of the department. Applications from all areas of data science are encouraged. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate experience in artificial intelligence methodologies, specifically deep learning, natural language processing, and/or data mining.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Data Science, Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, or closely related field (by March 1, 2025)
  • Demonstrated ability to teach a broad range of Data Science, Statistics, and Mathematics courses to students with diverse backgrounds and skills
  • Commitment and ability to maintain an active program of scholarship. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with deep learning, natural language processing, and/or data mining - Experience collaborating with industry partners on data science projects
  • Proficiency in programming languages typically used in data science such as Python, R, and SQL, and familiarity with data manipulation, visualization libraries, and version control.
  • Experience or interest in directing students on research/independent study projects.

To Apply:

Application materials submitted by March 25th, 2024 will receive full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. For questions, please contact: Dr. Jeff Baggett, Chair of the Search Committee at

Applications must be submitted at Applications contain the following:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Graduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable)
  • Individual statements on teaching and research. 
  • Applicants will also need to arrange for three letters of recommendation (at least one commenting on teaching). These letters will be uploaded by the writers via a link and instructions provided by the UW-La Crosse application system. 

Proposed Salary:


Department Information:

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse offers undergraduate programs in Statistics, Statistics with Actuarial Science concentration, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Mathematics Education. The department also offers a master’s program in Applied Statistics and a collaborative master’s program in Data Science. We seek colleagues who share the department’s commitment to diversity and who will be a dedicated teacher, active scholar, and effective mentor for students with diverse backgrounds, preparation, and career goals. 

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UWL is a state agency and subject to Wisconsin’s Open Records Law. UWL will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin’s Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of “final candidates” and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

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All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW–La Crosse) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UW-La Crosse fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UW-La Crosse is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community. 

For more than a decade UW-La Crosse has been named one of Kiplinger’s 100 Best Values in Public Universities and has appeared prominently on the U.S. News & World Report list of “America’s Best Colleges” for more than 15 years, and is ranked #4 on its list of the Best Regional Public Universities in the Midwest. 

With a student population of roughly 10,500, the university offers 91 undergraduate programs, 21 graduate programs, and 2 doctoral programs through the following three colleges, the College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities, the College of Business Administration, and the College of Science and Health, as well as the School of Education. There are over 600 full-time faculty and instructional academic staff, 75 percent of whom hold terminal degrees. UW-La Crosse boasts a retention rate (freshmen returning as sophomores) of 84 percent, graduation rate (degree within six years) of 70 percent, and is among only 12 institutions cited nationally by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for its success in linking campus culture and university leadership to outstanding graduation rates. 

UW-La Crosse’s strategic plan Sustaining Excellence continues to move our community forward through its four pillars: increasing community engagement, achieving excellence through equity and diversity, investing in our people, and advancing transformational education. More information about the ongoing work of Sustaining Excellence is available at The UW-La Crosse campus is in southwestern Wisconsin, nestled in a residential area of the City of La Crosse and positioned as part of a larger metro area with a population close to 140,000. The area, known as the 7 Rivers Region, is famous for its exceptional natural beauty which includes the Mississippi River on one side, majestic bluffs on the other, and views of rolling farmland and forested valleys in between. Abundant water, woodlands and varying terrain provide ample opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation. Only a couple of hours from Minneapolis or Madison, La Crosse enjoys the affordability and charm of small town living with larger city benefits. Three colleges, two world-class medical institutions, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, a restored nineteenth century downtown business district, and a number of galleries and art centers have made La Crosse a regional center for culture, entertainment, medical care, shopping, sports and recreation. More information about the La Crosse metro area can be found here: Choose La Crosse. 

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The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. We strongly encourage women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans to apply. UWL, in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status. 

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