Assistant Professor in Government and Statistical & Data Sciences
August 24, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Applied Statistics, Data analysis/processing, Forecasting/modeling
The Department of Government (GOV) and the Program in Statistical & Data Sciences (SDS) at Smith College invite applications for a joint, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin July 1, 2019.
Faculty members at Smith teach four 4-credit courses per year. The position has a joint teaching commitment to GOV and SDS, split evenly. In GOV, we anticipate that the person would teach introduction to public policy, introduction to American government, and an upper-level course in which students analyze data. In SDS, we anticipate that the person would teach introductory statistics or data science, as well as intermediate and advanced-level courses, such as multiple regression, machine learning, data journalism, data visualization, and text mining. Candidates from groups underrepresented in STEM are encouraged to apply.
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. Tenure-track faculty members teach two courses each semester, mentor and advise undergraduates, and enjoy a generous sabbatical policy. The Five College Consortium -- comprising Smith, Amherst, Mount Holyoke and Hampshire Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts-Amherst -- provides a rich intellectual and cultural life. Details about GOV and SDS may be found at https://www.smith.edu/gov/ and https://www.smith.edu/sds/.
Submit application at https://apply.interfolio.com/53767 with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, a research statement and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2018.
Diversity and a culture of inclusion among students, faculty, administration, staff, and curriculum are crucial to the mission and values of Smith College. Smith welcomes applicants from a range of backgrounds including, but not limited to, those based on ability, age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation and veteran status.
Smith is committed to providing an accessible application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants to request any needed accommodation(s).
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