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We invite applications from outstanding candidates for Assistant Professor of Instruction to support the growing program in Data Science & Engineering. This faculty position will be jointly appointed in the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Industrial Engineering & Management Sciences, and will begin September 2023. Applicants should hold an earned Ph.D. or be near completion of their doctoral studies in industrial engineering, operations research, computer science, statistics, or a closely related field. The successful applicant will have demonstrated teaching potential in statistics, operations research, computer science, data science, or closely related areas, and can combine strong and deep knowledge with a passion to convey that knowledge to a broad variety of Northwestern engineering students. The successful applicant will further create a learning environment that motivates students to enroll, to work, to learn, and to find new applications of data science and engineering that shape their careers and the world beyond. This is a multi-year, renewable position.

The Data Science & Engineering Minor is open to all undergraduate engineering majors at Northwestern and features an exclusive two-course data studio sequence to provide hands-on data pipeline experience to students in the minor. We particularly seek applicants who can contribute to our vision for excellence, growth and continued visibility for Data Science & Engineering at Northwestern. Faculty of Instruction typically teach two courses per term and are involved in advising students and curriculum development.

Candidates are asked to submit a cover letter and a curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, a diversity statement, and contact information for three references who can speak to the candidate’s teaching ability. The teaching statement should include a description of prior teaching experience and teaching philosophy. Candidates are also encouraged to supply recent teaching evaluations and a teaching demonstration video if available. Applications received by December 1, 2022 will be given full consideration. To be considered for a meeting at INFORMS, please submit materials by October 1.

Chair, Faculty Recruiting Committee
Data Science & Engineering Northwestern University
2145 Sheridan Road, Room C210 Evanston, IL 60208-3119


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