Senior Instructional Professor (open rank) in Data Science

UChicago Data Science Institute - The University of Chicago
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Job Description

The Data Science Institute and the Physical Sciences Division invite applications for a Senior Instructional Professor position to lead the Data Science Clinic. The selected candidate(s) will be appointed as Senior Instructional Professor or Associate Senior Instructional Professor with rank determined by qualifications and years of experience in a similar role. The appointment will be for a term of up to five years, renewable. This is a career-track position with competitive salary and benefits. Start date is expected to be August 1, 2022. 

Position responsibilities include hiring, evaluation, supervision, and mentoring of academic and staff appointees in the clinic program. Additional responsibilities include leading and teaching data science experiential learning programs and curricular development.

The Data Science Institute ( at the University of Chicago is home to a diverse community of educators and researchers focused on advancing the foundations of statistics and computing, and driving their most advanced applications. The larger data science community includes the Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago (TTIC), the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation and Argonne National Laboratory. 

The Data Science Institute is a culturally diverse body committed to creating and nurturing an inclusive community that welcomes, respects, and supports everyone, including those from underrepresented and marginalized groups.



  • A Ph.D. in a related field; 
  • experience in management of experiential learning academic programs and personnel; 
  • two years’ experience teaching in a college or university as an instructor of record; 
  • And 7 years of industry experience with demonstrated quantitative, analytic, and leadership experience.

Preference will be given to candidates with training and professional experience in one or more of the following areas: data science, machine learning, artificial intelligence, databases, and applied statistics.

Application Instructions

The following materials are required:

  • curriculum vitae;
  • cover letter that addresses the following:
  • description of experience in managing experiential learning data science programs and personnel;
  • description of professional quantitative, analytic, and leadership experience in industry;
  • statement of teaching philosophy and curricular development experience; ability to interact with a diverse group of students is valued;
  • syllabi of courses you have designed and taught; and
  • contact information for two references who can provide confidential letters of evaluation.

Company Info.

UChicago Data Science Institute - The University of Chicago

The Data Science Institute (DSI) executes the University of Chicago’s bold, innovative vision of Data Science as a new discipline by advancing interdisciplinary research, partnerships with industry, government, and social impact organizations, and holistic data science education.

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