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Wednesday, September 30

Multi-Year Visiting Assistant Professor in Data Science, Mount Holyoke College

Mount Holyoke has an open search for a Data Scientist, which could potentially be a biologist. If you know Data Scientists in other fields, this is part of a three hire cluster search with the other two positions in Statistics and Computer Science.

Multi-Year Visiting Assistant Professor in Data Science (Open Field)

Mount Holyoke College invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in Data Science for a period of up to four years to begin in fall 2016.  We seek individuals who apply innovative computational techniques to a diverse array of datasets to reveal novel patterns and insights.  Such techniques may include advanced statistical analyses, mathematical models, machine learning, visualization, digital humanities, and other approaches.

Successful candidates will be housed within the academic department most closely aligned with their research interests (e.g., Biology, Computer Science, Economics, History, Mathematics and Statistics, Politics, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology) and will be part of a three hire Data Science cluster that will interact with and contribute to a growing interdisciplinary Data Science program at the Collegehttp://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/faculty/curricular-initiatives/data-science and the Women in Data Science initiative funded by MassMutual https://www.mtholyoke.edu/media/massmutual-partnership-propels-women-data-science.

Applicants are expected to have a doctorate.  The applicant should have a strong commitment to research and undergraduate teaching; a research program that can easily accommodate and encourage undergraduates is crucial.  The candidate is expected to teach three courses per year in his or her area of expertise at the College as well as one graduate-level course in the applicants’ area of expertise at the MassMutual Data Science Labs.

Mount Holyoke is committed to fostering multicultural diversity and awareness in its faculty, staff, and student body.  Women and persons of color are especially encouraged to apply.

Applications must be made on-line athttps://jobs.mtholyoke.edu by submitting a CV and three statements concerning (1) teaching philosophy, (2) research plans, and (3) mentoring a diverse student body.  Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted on their behalf. Review of applications will begin onMonday, November 2 and continue until the positions are filled.  We recommend early submission because electronic prompts to referees will be generated automatically (and letters of reference accepted) only after the completed application has been submitted.  For more information, please contact datascience@mtholyoke.edu