Assistant Professor (Data Science) (19804)



Job description

Tallahassee, FL

Job ID: 3326


This position is being re-advertised. Previous applicants are still under consideration.

Position Vacancy Announcement

The College of Science and Technology is accepting applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor (Data Science) vacancy in Fall 2021.

Successful applicants will assist in developing a new Data Science program and will demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching a broad range of computing and statistics courses and a willingness to foster undergraduate and graduate research.


Faculty are expected to maintain a research program leading to peer-reviewed publications and to obtain externally funded research grants; and participate in University service and to exhibit a dedication to equity and inclusiveness. Ideal candidates will also share an interest in developing interdisciplinary initiatives in data science (computational and data enabled science & engineering).

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in Data Science, Computational and Data Enabled Science & Engineering; or a closely related field.

Recommended Competencies

  • Ability to teach Undergraduate and Graduate Courses;
  • Ability to engage undergraduate and graduate students in research;
  • Ability to secure external funding to establish and sustain research programs;
  • Ability to demonstrate competency in the infusion of modern technology into teaching;
  • Ability to show high level of scientific creativity;
  • Ability to teach collaboratively with faculty across disciplines; and
  • Ability to clearly communicate scientific information, both written and orally.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates with a broad range of computing and statistics courses focused on Big Data research.

Pay Plan

This is a Faculty position.

Conditions of Employment

Successful candidate is subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks and verification of education. An official college transcript, a high school diploma, or other educational documents must be submitted, where applicable, at the time of employment.

Only United States (U.S.) citizens or aliens who have a legal right to work in the U.S. are eligible for employment. Federal law requires proof of your authorization to work in the United States. You will be required to provide proof of your identity and employment eligibility within three (3) days of employment.

Section 110.1128, Florida Statutes, prohibits employment by the State (including re-hire after a break in service) of any male born after October 1, 1962, who failed to register with the Selective Service System, under the provisions of the U.S. Military Selective Service Act, during the person’s period of eligibility (ages 18 through 25). Additionally, if currently employed by the State, this law prohibits the promotion of such person. You may be required to provide documentation.

How To Apply

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history and education details even if attaching a resume. If you are a current FAMU employee, you must apply through Self Service in iRattler. This search is being conducted under Florida law, including the Sunshine law and Public Records law.

Reasonable Accommodation

If you require a reasonable accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act (ADAA), please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs at (850) 599-3076 at least ten (10) days prior to the start of the event. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the University by calling TDD via FRS (800) 955-8771.

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How to apply

Initial screening of applications will begin immediately. Application materials should be submitted through a completed FAMU Employment Application (see listing all posted CST faculty positions. In the application submit also: 1) a cover letter addressing the candidate’s interest in teaching in a data science environment; 2) a curriculum vita; 3) brief statement of teaching philosophy; 4) a summary of the proposed research program; 5) unofficial transcript from terminal degree granting institution; and 6) names of three professional references with full contact information. References should be chosen to address teaching and research aptitude.

Equal Opportunity/Equal Access University: Florida A&M University is an Equal Opportunity Employer including minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Reasonable Accommodation: If you require a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs 10 days prior to the event at (850) 599-3076.

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University was founded as the State Normal College for Colored Students, and on October 3, 1887, it began classes with fifteen students and two instructors. Today, FAMU, as it has become affectionately known, is the premiere school among historically black colleges and universities. Prominently located on the highest hill in Florida’s capital city of Tallahassee, Florida A&M University remains the only historically black university in the eleven member State University System of Florida.