Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Data Science

Job Description:
Wittenberg University’s Department of Math and Computer Science is seeking a new colleague in data science. This is a full-time, tenure-track, assistant professor position to begin August 2022.  Wittenberg is committed to attracting and retaining highly qualified individuals who collectively reflect the diversity of our student body and society at-large. The primary responsibilities for this position include teaching the full range of undergraduate data science and statistics courses and leading the growing major/minor programs in data science and statistics.  In addition, the candidate must teach some courses in the computer science curriculum.  The candidate will participate in university and department governance, advise students, and maintain an active professional development program.  Additionally, the candidate will work closely with all departments that require data science and statistics coursework.


A Ph.D. in data science or statistics (or related field) is preferred.  ABD’s will be considered.  Some college-level teaching experience is required and candidates should have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts setting.

Additional Information:

The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.   Please see our notice of nondiscrimination housed on our website.

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Application Instructions:
Review of applications will begin October 22, and continue until the position is filled.

Interested applicants must apply online; applications will not be accepted by email or postal mail.  As part of the application process, please upload:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Statement of teaching philosophy containing evidence of successful teaching.
  • A research statement written for non-experts.
  • A statement that addresses your interest in teaching in a baccalaureate program at a liberal arts college and how your experiences with teaching, scholarship, and/or service might contribute to a college community that includes a commitment to diversity and inclusion as one of its core values.
  • Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts.

In addition, please ask your referees (three) to send their recommendation letters via email directly to Deborah Edwards, Academic Administrative Assistant at edwardsd@wittenberg.edu.

If you are a person with a disability and require assistance with the application process, please contact Wittenberg’s Human Resources Department at 937-327-7517.

About Wittenberg University:
In surveying the grounds of what is now Wittenberg University, the Rev. Ezra Keller, the college’s first president and founder, remarked: “This is a lovely spot for a literary institution.” Today, that lovely spot encompasses more than 100 acres of rolling hills and hollows in southwestern Ohio, with architecturally distinctive structures that embrace Wittenberg’s past and provide a beautiful backdrop to the teaching excellence and Lutheran-affiliated learning environment that has defined Wittenberg University since its founding in 1845. Nationally recognized for accessible professors, engaging classroom experiences, service opportunities, and valued athletics traditions, Wittenberg is home to 1,500 students, 60 majors, minors and special programs, three graduate programs, and 25 varsity sports.