Professional Practice Assistant Professor



Job description

Logan, UT

Requisition ID: 2020-2506

# of Openings: 1

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Category (Portal Searching): Faculty

Position Type: Benefited Full-Time

Job Classification: Faculty

College: Jon M Huntsman School of Business

Department: Management Information Systems

Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


The Department of Management Information Systems in the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University invites applications for a nine-month, non-tenure-track Professional Practice Assistant Professor, with an anticipated starting date of August 1, 2020. An excellent benefits package includes TIAA/CREFF retirement programs, life, medical, dental, and disability insurance.


Responsibilities will focus on supporting the department’s offerings in programming for data analytics, specifically courses in introductory and advanced Python. Expectations also include student mentoring in analytics applications.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Systems, or a related field.
  • Substantial applied professional experience with Python coding for data analytics within the private or public sector.
  • Experience teaching Python programming in a college or university setting.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong record of student mentoring.
  • Familiarity with other programming languages, such as Java, C++, R, Julia, or others used for data science and analytics applications.
  • Experience with cloud computing platforms.

How to apply

Along with the online application, please attach:

1) Resume/CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in Your Profile under “Resume/CV”

2) Contact information for three references (who will submit letters of reference) to be submitted at the beginning of your application in Your Profile

3) Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application under “Cover letter”

4) Teaching statement, with attention paid to teaching philosophy, classroom and mentoring experience, and relevance of industry experience to be typed/pasted at the end of your application under “Teaching Philosophy”

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,800 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,140 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 165 undergraduate majors, 138 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.

A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.

The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.

USU recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the university’s academic mission of learning, discovery, and engagement. USU is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in any of its programs and activities based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity/expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy or local, state, or federal law (

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding USU’s non-discrimination policies: Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, [email protected], Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266; Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, [email protected], Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

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In 1888, the Agricultural College of Utah was founded as the state's land-grant institution. It became Utah State University in 1957. Throughout time, USU has remained true to its roots as an institution dedicated to the land and its people