Smith College, SDS

Position ID: SmithC-SDS1 [#16224]
Position Title: MassMutual Assistant Professor of Statistical & Data Sciences
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Northampton, Massachusetts 01063, United States [map]
Subject Area: Statistical and Data Sciences
Application Deadline: 2020/10/15 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2020/09/01)
Position Description:    

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The Program in Statistical & Data Sciences (SDS) at Smith College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin July 1, 2021. This is a named position funded in part by a grant from MassMutual. Ph.D. in Statistics, Biostatistics, Data Science, Computer Science, or a closely-related discipline is expected by the time of appointment. Candidates from groups underrepresented in STEM are encouraged to apply.

The position has a teaching load of 2:2 -- i.e., four semester-long courses over the academic year, though repeat preparations are common. Successful candidates should be prepared to engage actively with a diverse group of students across the liberal arts. Teaching responsibilities for this position will include introductory statistics or data science, as well as intermediate, advanced, and capstone courses. Other courses may be taught depending upon the candidate’s field of specialization. This is an open field search, and candidates from any field of Statistics and Data Science are encouraged to apply. Areas of particular interest include data ethics, algorithmic fairness, data journalism, machine learning, data visualization, and natural language processing.

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest women’s college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. Smith College offers opportunities to foster faculty success at every career stage, such as those listed here: The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Students cross-enroll and faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges. Details about the SDS program may be found at Submit application at with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a research statement, a diversity/inclusion statement, and the contact information for three confidential references. Semi-finalists will be asked for a statement on data ethics. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2020. Diversity and a culture of equity and inclusion among students, staff, faculty, and administration are crucial to the mission and values of Smith College. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, historically underrepresented minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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