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Professor of the Practice


Baltimore, Maryland 21250
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University of Maryland Baltimore County

College of Engineering and Information Technology


Professor of the Practice, Graduate Program Director for Data Science


The Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at the University of Maryland

Baltimore County (UMBC) invites applications for a full time, non-tenure track Professor of the Practice position at its Catonsville, MD main campus.


RESPONSIBILITIES: Reporting to the Chair of the Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, this position serves as the Graduate Program Director of UMBC's program leading to a master’s degree in Data Science. This cross-disciplinary program is offered to professional students through a partnership between the College of Engineering and Information Technology; the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; the College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences; the Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering; and UMBC’s Division of Professional Studies (DPS). The incumbent will teach at least two courses per semester in the program. In addition to teaching, among other faculty duties, the incumbent will oversee curriculum and instruction; recruit and supervise qualified part-time faculty; collaborate with DPS on program marketing, student recruitment and retention activities; advise students; pursue business development opportunities with industry; manage UMBC's Data Science Advisory Board; and carry out the necessary administrative duties associated with academic program oversight.


SALARY:  Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes regular university benefits.                        


APPLICATION:  For best consideration, submit a cover letter, a brief statement of teaching, academic, industrial or government experience, complete CV, and three professional or academic references by June 30,2017 via Interfolio at review and selection of candidates will start immediately. Position will remain open until filled.   Emailed applications will not be accepted.


ABOUT UMBC: UMBC is a public research university that prides itself on quality teaching, innovative research, and public service. As an Honors University, the campus offers academically talented students an undergraduate liberal arts foundation that prepares them for graduate and professional study, entry into the workforce, and community service and leadership. UMBC emphasizes science, engineering, information technology, human services and public policy at the graduate level.  We are dedicated to cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility and lifelong learning. The 2015 US News and World Report Best Colleges report placed UMBC fourth in the Most Innovative National Universities category and sixth in Best Undergraduate Teaching, National Universities.  The Chronicle of Higher Education named UMBC as a Great College to Work For, a recognition given to only 86 universities. [The Chronicle of Higher Education named UMBC an outstanding academic workplace for the seventh consecutive year, one of only 80 universities to receive the Great Colleges to Work For distinction and the only Maryland four-year institution to be recognized.]


UMBC’s campus is located on 500 acres just off I-95 between Baltimore and Washington DC, and less than 10 minutes from the BWI airport and Amtrak station. The campus includes the bwtech@UMBC research and technology park, which has special programs for startups focused on cybersecurity, clean energy, life sciences and training. We are surrounded by one of the greatest concentrations of commercial, cultural and scientific activity in the nation. Located at the head of the Chesapeake Bay, Baltimore has all the advantages of modern, urban living, including professional sports, major art galleries, theaters and a symphony orchestra. The city’s famous Inner Harbor is an exciting center for entertainment and commerce. The nation’s capital, Washington, DC, is a great tourist attraction with its historical monuments and museums. Just ten minutes from downtown Baltimore and 30 from the D.C. Beltway, UMBC offers easy access to the region’s attractions by car or public transportation.


We are committed to inclusive excellence and innovation and welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.



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QUALIFICATIONS: Requires an earned doctoral degree or anticipated completion of a doctoral program in a relevant field within one year of hire. Preference will be given to applicants with at least five years of relevant professional experience, preferably as a data scientist. Teaching experience in classroom and/or on-line environments for industry-oriented graduate programs is desired. Candidates should have strong organizational, management, and public communication skills.

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