Professor / Associate Professor and Program Director for Data Science

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, August 25, 2022
Archive Date: 
Thursday, November 3, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Toledo
Department Name: 
College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Street Line 1: 
2801 W. Bancroft Street
Street Line 2: 
2246 Wolfe Hall, Mail Stop 620
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at the University of Toledo seeks to fill a 12-month Program Director of Data Science faculty position at the Associate or Full Professor level. This position has primary responsibilities in overseeing a newly established interdisciplinary undergraduate Data Science program, including curriculum, developing new data science offerings with growth potential at both the undergraduate and graduate level, and serving as the primary advisor for Data Science students. The Program Director will work with an internal advisory committee, cultivate relationships with external stakeholders and develop internship and/or co-op opportunities. The Program Director will also teach in the program, and maintain an active graduate level research program aligned with data science. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in one of the Natural Sciences, or Mathematics/Statistics, and must be tenure-eligible in one of the Departments of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.  A minimum of 5 years experience as a research-active externally funded faculty member whose research focuses on the development and deployment of tools and analysis of data from large data sets as applied to their specific discipline is required.

The College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics at the University of Toledo includes the Department of Biological Sciences, the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, the Department of Environmental Sciences, the Department of Mathematics & Statistics, and the Department of Physics & Astronomy.  The College is home to 4 Ph.D. programs in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics. The astronomy program at the University of Toledo has 9 faculty, 4 postdocs, and 14 graduate students who maintain a vigorous program of research and public outreach.  The Department of Physics and Astronomy is home to the Ritter Astrophysical Research Center, which houses the Ritter Planetarium, the Ritter Observatory, and the Brooks Observatory. University of Toledo astronomy also has access to the 4.3-m Lowell Discovery Telescope near Flagstaff, AZ.  The astronomy program has been highlighted as one of three areas of research excellence within the university.

Salary and start-up funds are competitive.  Review of applications will begin October 31, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.  The starting date for this position will be July 1, 2023.  Interested candidates must apply at and search for job no. 494153.  Application materials must consist of a letter of application addressing program oversight philosophy and/or experience, curriculum vitae, statements of 1) research, 2) teaching and 3) diversity, equity and inclusion, and the names and contact information for three referees.  Email inquiries may be directed to John Plenefisch, at [email protected].

The University of Toledo is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, indivisuals with disabilities, dual-career professionals and covered veterans.

The University of Toledo does not discriminate in employment, educational programs, or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military or veteran status, disability, familial status, or political affiliation. The University of Toledo provides reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities.

Included Benefits: 

Comprehensive benefits, including health, prescription, retirement, dental, vision, and life insurance.

Application Deadline: 
Monday, October 31, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
John Plenefisch
Search Committee Chair