The University of Houston-Downtown invites applications for two tenure-track positions in Data Science or Statistics (or closely related fields) commencing in Fall 2021. The two positions will be at the Assistant Professor level and will be housed in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. The department (hosted by the College of Sciences and Technology) offers undergraduate degrees in Data Science, Mathematics, Applied Statistics, and a master’s degree in Data Analytics. More information about the department can be found at https://www.uhd.edu/academics/sciences/mathematics-statistics/Pages/ms-index.aspx
Applicants must be committed to teaching excellence in a diverse student environment and engaging students in high-impact activities. For the first position, a PhD in Data Science/Statistics/Biostatistics/Optimization/Machine Learning or related field is required. For the second position, a PhD in Applied Mathematics/Computational Science (with Data Science emphasis) is preferred but other related fields will be considered. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to develop independent research or pursue other scholarly interests. Experience credits may be awarded to qualified candidates. Depending on qualifications, more experienced applicants may be considered for Associate Professor positions.
The hires are expected to:
Teach Data Science and Statistics courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in different formats including face-to-face, hybrid, online, and problem/project-based
Mentor undergraduate and graduate student projects
Teach R, Python, Julia, SQL, and other programming languages
Lead in curriculum development
Serve the university, profession, and community
Collaborate with other members of the university and its affiliates
Engage in scholarly activities
D degree in Data Science, Statistics, Biostatistics, Operations Research, Optimization, Machine Learning or related field for the first position
D degree in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Computational Science (with Data Science emphasis) or related field for the second position
Proven experience with one or more of the following languages: R, Python, Julia, C++
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Evidence of research potential
Experience in mentoring students
Experience in working with first-generation college and non-traditional students
For full consideration, a curriculum vitae, letter of interest (one page), statements of teaching and research interests (at most three pages each), graduate transcripts, and three letters of reference should be submitted at www.uhd.edu/careers.
In the teaching statement, please include relevant experience, philosophy, modern pedagogies used or explored, and a description of your past work or plans to equitably engage diverse students and develop inclusive classrooms and student communities.
In the research statement, please detail relevant experiences and plans (publications, funding potential) on how to engage a diverse student population in your scholarly activities.
Evaluation of applicants will begin on January 10, 2021, and will continue until the positions are filled. Inquiries can be addressed to the Search Committee at MShiring@uhd.edu.
For additional information and to apply, please visit our site.
The University of Houston-Downtown is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression in the recruitment and admission of students, 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, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.