NTT - Teaching Professor of Data Science & Analytics
MU Institute for Data Science and Informatics
Location: Columbia, Missouri
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: 49318
The University of Missouri Institute for Data Science and Informatics (IDSI) is accepting applications for a 9-month non-tenure track (NTT) Teaching Professor (all ranks) of Data Science and Analytics in our nationally recognized Fortune top 10 Data Science & Analytics Online Master of Science Degree program (http://dsa.missouri.edu).
This position will teach four sections of graduate level data science and analytics courses per semester in online and on-campus formats.
About MU Institute for Data Science and Informatics
We teach data science as a collaborative lifecycle, where data and processes have provenance from the raw data stage through to the resulting business intelligence products. A data lifecycle starting with data curation, exploratory data analysis, statistical and machine learning modeling and refinements, and decision product production is used to tell the story of the data.
Two key philosophies drive this:
1. Data scientists must be able to tell the story of data, including walking stakeholders backward from the final product, all the way to the beginning of the source data; including discussing the implications of all assumptions and transformations and decisions made along the way.
2. Data scientists will be working increasingly in interdisciplinary teams, potentially distributed, where collaboration of ideas and exploration and processes are essential. Version control systems are central within our curriculum, with students using Git to fetch new modules and submit their completed work.