New College of Florida, the honors college of the State University System of Florida, invites applications for an open-rank tenured or tenure-track position as Director of Data Science starting in August 2018. A Ph.D. in statistics, computer science or a related field is required. The ideal candidate is able to forge connections between industry and the Data Science program and maintain active collaborative research in data science. A proven commitment to excellence in teaching is also essential.
Now in its third year, the Data Science master’s program at New College trains students to work collaboratively on data science problems for commerce, science and the public interest. The program consists of three semesters of coursework followed by a one-semester practicum. The program is founded on close collaboration with corporate partners and leads to semester-long internships and jobs for every student. Dedicated faculty work closely with a tight-knit group of students in a project-centered environment that promotes teamwork.
The director’s primary administrative duties include managing a budget provided by the state, supervising staff and faculty, building and strengthening relationships with corporate partners, and coordinating placement and other services for students. The director oversees the functions of marketing and recruitment for the program, program assessment and management of program resources. The director will teach one course per semester, manage practica in the spring term, and oversee planning of January interterm projects for master’s students.
Situated on the Gulf Coast of Florida and Sarasota Bay, New College is a nationally recognized, selective public honors college with an 10:1 student/faculty ratio. Students are intellectually independent and highly motivated. Undergraduate research has a central role in the curriculum, and a senior thesis/project is required of all students. New College is committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching and research and encourages collaborative student-faculty scholarship.
Interested candidates should apply online here. A complete application will include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, unofficial graduate transcript, and a statement that outlines the candidate’s vision for how to maintain and grow a successful master’s program in Data Science at New College. We will begin reviewing files immediately and continue until the position is filled. According to Florida law, applications and meetings regarding applications are open to the public upon request. Applicants who need reasonable accommodations in order to participate in the selection process must notify the chair of the search committee 48 hours in advance of a meeting.
New College is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Institution. The College is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty. Candidates from underrepresented groups, women, and those whose knowledge or skills support an inclusive culture and learning environment are especially encouraged to apply.