Assistant/Associate Professor Data Science/Analytics

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One full-time probationary position
Appointment Date: August 20, 2019
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.


The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at St. Cloud State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Data Science/Analytics. The successful candidate should be committed to excellence in teaching and dedicated to preparing the next generation of data scientists.  The department has a vibrant and growing Statistics major program with concentrations in Data Science, Data Analytics, and Mathematical Statistics supported by eight statistics faculty.  More information about the college and the department can be found at and


The successful candidate’s primary responsibilities will be to provide instruction in, and leadership for, data science and data analytics programs.  Furthermore, providing support to the Statistics and Data Analytics Consulting Center will be expected.  The successful candidate will also be involved in the development of curricular materials, serve on department committees, be professionally active, and perform other duties as assigned.  In order to be considered for tenure, the successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to: 1) teach and/or perform other assignments effectively; 2) conduct research or other scholarly activities; 3) continue preparation and study in the discipline; 4) contribute to student growth and development; and 5) provide service to the university and community.

The ideal candidate will share St. Cloud State’s commitment to our mission and values, especially our commitment to educating our racially and socio-economically diverse student population.  Applicants will be expected to establish and maintain a professional goal to become outstanding teachers through the use of research based, best practices pedagogy. They should be willing to participate in teaching using alternative delivery methods such as online and hybrid.  They will regularly engage in ongoing professional development and innovation opportunities focused on pedagogical growth offered within the College and at St. Cloud State University.

Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Inter Faculty Organization (



  • Ph.D. in Data Science or a strongly related area with a strong statistics component by the appointment date,
    an M.S. in Data Science/Analytics with a strong statistics component followed by at least 5 years of industry experience using state-of-the-art methods
  • Demonstrated potential to be an effective instructor utilizing best teaching practices
  • Strong and relevant computing skills (e.g., script programming, cloud computing, big data)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to teach and work with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds


  • Ph.D. in Data Science or strongly related area
  • Data Science industry experience
  • Experience engaging students in experiential learning through real-world projects
  • Interdisciplinary experience
  • Experience with teaching and assessment of on-line (credentialed) courses

Application Procedure

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Application review begins February 10, 2019; position is open until filled. Only complete applications will be considered.  A complete application will include the following:

  • Letter of application addressing the qualifications listed above
  • Curriculum vitae/resume
  • Teaching Philosophy Statement
  • Names, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses of three (3) current professional references who can speak to the candidate’s qualifications
  • Copies of transcripts (undergraduate and graduate); official transcripts will be required upon hiring

NOTE: Each required document must be uploaded for your application to be considered.

Contact Information:
Dr. Michael Ernst
Search Committee Chair
Professor of Statistics
Phone: (320) 308-2175

Why Work For Us?

GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.

St. Cloud State University is committed to excellence and actively supports cultural diversity. To promote this endeavor, we invite individuals who contribute to such diversity to apply, including minorities, women, LGBTQ, persons with disabilities and veterans. The university is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, status with regards to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or status as a U.S. veteran. The Title IX coordinator at St. Cloud State is Dr. Ellyn Bartges. For additional information, contact the Office for Institutional Equity & Access, (320) 308-5123, Admin. Services Bldg. Rm 102.

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