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Data Science Program, Tenure-Track Faculty

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

Job Title

Data Science Program, 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 culturally and academically diverse faculty who value working with diverse students.


Salary is 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 or associate professor. The start date for the position is August 1, 2024.

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

The successful candidate will have demonstrated potential for outstanding teaching, sustainable research, and excellent written and oral communication skills. Responsibilities include teaching data science or related courses at all levels, advising and mentoring students from diverse backgrounds, researching and conducting scholarly activities, and serving the program, university, and community.

Required Education

A terminal degree in data science, applied mathematics, statistics, computer science, or a closely related field is required by the appointment date.

Other Desirables

Applicants working in theoretical foundations of data science will receive special consideration.

Documents Needed to Apply

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

Special Instruction to Applicants 

For more information about serving as a faculty member at Middle Tennessee State University, please visit our faculty recruitment webpage at

If you need help applying, please contact Mitzi Dunkley, Faculty Recruitment Specialist, at (615) 898-5128. If you have position-specific questions, please contact Qiang Wu at or the MTSU Data Science Program at

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

  • Sick Leave
  • Vacation Leave for Administrative/Classified Staff/12-month Faculty
  • 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 must 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: 11/09/2023

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