Professor of Statistics/Data Science (Tenure-Track)

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The College of Science and Engineering at St. Cloud State University has a keen interest in expanding and strengthening program offerings in Data Science and Data Analytics. The Department of Mathematics and Statistics invites applications for a tenure-track position in Data Science/Analytics. The successful candidate should be committed to excellence in teaching and research, and dedicated to preparing the next generation of data scientists. The department has a vibrant and growing Statistics major with concentrations in Data Science, Data Analytics, and Mathematical Statistics supported by six statistics faculty, and provides support to the Statistics and Data Analytics Consulting Center. In addition, the college and university have a strong portfolio of computing programs. More information about the college and department can be found at: College of Science and Engineering and Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

Job Description

The successful candidate’s primary responsibilities will be to provide instruction in, and leadership for, data science and data analytics programs in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Support to the Statistics and Data Analytics Consulting Center is also an area of responsibility. Course delivery may include face-to-face, online, hybrid, and hyflex approaches. The successful candidate will be involved in the development of curricular materials, serve on department committees, be professionally active, and perform other duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate will share St. Cloud State’s commitment to our mission and values, especially our commitment to the holistic education of our racially and socioeconomically 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, hybrid, and hyflex. 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.

In order to be considered for tenure, the successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to: 1) teach and/or perform assignment effectively; 2) conduct scholarly achievement or research; 3) continue preparation and study in discipline; 4) contribute to student growth and development; and 5) provide service to the university and community. (IFO Article 22, Section B).

*Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Inter Faculty Organization (IFO) which can be found here.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Data Science, Statistics, or a strongly related area
    M.S. in Data Science, Statistics or a strongly related area, followed by at least 5 years of industry experience using state-of-the-art data science methods
  • Demonstrated potential to be an effective instructor utilizing best-teaching practices
  • Significant training in statistics
  • Strong computing skills relevant to data science
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to teach and work with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds

Preferred Qualifications

  • A Ph.D. with Data Science/Analytics 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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Review of applications begins December 15, 2020; position is open until filled. Only complete applications will be considered. A complete application will include the following:

  • Cover letter addressing the qualifications listed above
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Contact information for 3 professional references

Contact Information

Dr. Michael Ernst
Search Committee Chair
Professor of Statistics

About SCSU

Founded in 1869, St. Cloud State is an award-winning regional public university and proud member of the Minnesota State Universities & Colleges system. The 100-acre campus is about an hour northwest of Minneapolis and St. Paul, along the oak-crowned west bank of the Mississippi River. St. Cloud State students prepare for life, work and citizenship by exploring the world around them and making it better. St. Cloud State employees value active and applied learning, community engagement, sustainability, and global and cultural understanding. These commitments complement more than 200 majors, minors and pre-professional programs, 60 graduate programs and 250 student clubs and organizations. St. Cloud State began as a normal school in 1869 and became St. Cloud State Teachers College in 1921. Bachelor’s degrees were first offered in 1925. Master’s degrees debuted in 1957. In 1975, the institution became St. Cloud State University. In recent years, the University added applied doctoral programs in Higher Education Administration and Educational Administration and Leadership. A diverse mix of students from Midwestern towns and U.S. metropolitan areas are learning alongside more than 1,000 international students from about 80 nations.

Additional information on St. Cloud State University can be found at:

Why Work For Us

Help people achieve their educational dreams. We are looking for diverse people with passion, who are engaged, serious in the work of helping those who strive and desire a college education to achieve their goals.

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, LGBT, persons with disabilities and veterans. St. Cloud State University 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 University is Judith Siminoe. For additional information, contact the Office of Institutional Equity & Access, (320) 308-5123, Admin. Services Bldg. Rm 121.

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