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Data Science, Tenure-Track Faculty

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Work Type: Faculty - Tenure-Track
Location: Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Categories: Business, Sciences

Job Title

Data Science, Tenure-Track Faculty


Dean Basic and Applied Sciences

University Expectation

MTSU seeks candidates committed to innovative teaching, robust research/creative activity, and meaningful service. We also seek to attract a culturally and academically diverse faculty who value working with a diverse student body.


Salary and rank commensurate with education and experience

Job Summary/Basic Function

The Data Science Program at Middle Tennessee State University invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position (#457010) at the rank of assistant/associate professor. The start date for the position is August 1, 2023. The position is contingent upon funding.

Our Data Science Program consists of three academic programs and the Data Science Institute. Our academic programs offer degrees at all levels (BS, MS, and PhD), while the Data Science Institute offers students opportunities in data science research and internship. The academic programs are interdisciplinary in nature. Housed directly in the College of Basic and Applied Sciences, the programs involve collaboration between departments including Computer Science, Mathematical Sciences, Economics & Finance, and Information Systems & Analytics. To learn more about our unique program, please visit

The successful candidate will teach data science and related courses at all levels, advise and mentor students from diverse backgrounds, research and conduct scholarly activities, and provide service to university and community programs. 

Required Education

A terminal degree in Data Science or a closely related field is required by the appointment date.

Other Desirables

Applicants with a demonstrated potential for outstanding teaching and sustainable research and those with excellent written and oral communication skills will receive special consideration.

Documents Needed to Apply

To successfully apply, applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and a research or creative activities statement (as appropriate to the discipline) as separate attachments at the time of online application. 

Special Instruction to Applicants 

If you need help applying, please contact the Faculty Recruitment Specialist at (615) 898-5128.

If you have position-specific questions, please contact Keith Gamble at or the Data Science Program at

MTSU offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to the following:  

  • Sick Leave  
  • 13 paid University holidays
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Retirement plans
  • Optional 401K and 403B Deferred Compensation Plans
  • Educational benefits for the employee and their spouse and dependents
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MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment is required before employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU are available at or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.

MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug-Free campus.

This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you will be required to provide information about your criminal history to be considered.

For individuals requiring reasonable accommodation to apply: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position with MTSU, please call 615-898-2929 or email

Application Review Date: 11/04/2022

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