Pacific University, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

Position ID: 251-APDS [#14483]
Position Title: Assistant or Associate Professor of Data Science
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Forest Grove, Oregon 97116, United States [map]
Subject Area: Data Science
Application Deadline: 2019/11/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/09/13, finished 2020/05/17, listed until 2020/03/13)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Pacific University is excited to announce its new undergraduate major in Data Science. We are seeking a new colleague to occupy a tenure-track position, Assistant or Associate Professor of Data Science, and to work with us as we launch and grow this new program. The new faculty member will teach courses emphasizing both theory and application in, among other things, statistical modeling and regression, machine learning, and data mining.

Faculty at Pacific University are dedicated to undergraduate education. The successful candidate for this position will demonstrate the potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching and in scholarship, and a commitment to service. While candidates with a Masters degree in Data Science will be considered, a Ph.D. in Data Science or a Ph.D. in Mathematics, Computer Science, Statistics, or related field (with an expertise in data science) completed by September 2020 is preferred.

Our department is housed in the College of Arts & Sciences, a selective, private undergraduate liberal arts college of approximately 1800 students. The university is located in Forest Grove on the western edge of the Portland metropolitan area. More information on Pacific University can be found at

Application Materials

Please submit the following to For full consideration, all materials must be received by November 15, 2019.

• A 1-2 page cover letter addressed to Professor Christine Guenther, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, that describes your interest in and qualifications for this position. Directly address your qualifications for teaching data science courses, particularly those listed above. Please address also how your candidacy aligns with the university’s mission and value statements, which can be found at

• A curriculum vita

• A 1-2 page teaching statement describing your teaching philosophy

• A 1-2 page research statement describing your plans for scholarship at Pacific

• Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts

• Three letters of recommendation

NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY It is the policy of Pacific University not to discriminate on the basis of sex, physical or mental disability, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, age, religious preference or disabled veteran or Vietnam Era status in admission and access to, or treatment in employment, educational programs or activities as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, or any other classification protected under state or federal law, or city ordinance.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
Pacific University
2043 College Way
Forest Grove, Oregon 97116

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