Professor of Practice position in Data Science

Chicago, Illinois 60604
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

DePaul University’s School of Computing invites applications for a Professor of Practice to begin in Fall 2019. The non-tenure track faculty appointment is renewable, contingent upon satisfactory performance. We are particularly interested in candidates who demonstrate outstanding teaching and a strong interest in data science education. The position of Professor of Practice will be affiliated with DePaul’s Data Mining and Predictive Analytics Center, a multidisciplinary center bringing together faculty, students and private organizations that are interested in data science. As a Professor of Practice, you will have opportunities to join well-established research groups in areas that include biomedical informatics, recommender systems, data visualization, and web data mining. Our faculty have a strong track record of leading research programs and pedagogical collaborations outside of the School of Computing, including in marketing, computational finance, cyber-physical systems, biomedical informatics, health care, cybersecurity and learning analytics. We will consider applicants whose work focuses on data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence.


Successful candidates will be part of a highly-recognized and well-established data science program that was created in 2010 and is currently enrolling more than 250 graduate students. Refer to our website for more detail:


DePaul’s School of Computing, part of the College of Computing and Digital Media (CDM), is committed to the teacher-scholar model that supports outstanding teaching and research activities. The School of Computing has a strong track record of supporting interdisciplinary and industry collaborations. With over 60 full-time faculty and more than 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students, our school offers a PhD program in Computer and Information Sciences, fourteen graduate and nine undergraduate programs that include Data Science, Computer Science, Software Engineering, Cybersecurity, Cyber Physical Systems, Human Computer Interaction, and Game Development. Located in the heart of Chicago's Loop, the central business district of Chicago, our college also offers numerous opportunities for industry partnerships.



We seek candidates who demonstrate a commitment to high-quality teaching.  In addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in data science, as a Professor of Practice you will be expected to take a leading role in curriculum development. Additional responsibilities include supervising graduate students in data science projects and fostering collaborations with industry through the DePaul Data Mining and Predictive Analytics Center.


Required Documents

Cover Letter


Teaching Statement

Research Statement

Three letters of recommendation



Special instructions

For priority consideration, application material must be received by December 1st, 2018. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled but no later than March 31st, 2019. For questions please email

As an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer, DePaul University provides job opportunities to qualified individuals without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, parental status, housing status, source of income or military status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.


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Required Qualifications

Candidates for this position must have at minimum a Master of Science degree in data science, computer science or related field and 3-5 years of professional experience in data science. Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Preferred Qualifications

We will give preference to candidates who have a PhD in a discipline related to data science, are committed to teaching excellence, and have a record of successful industry collaborations. 


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DePaul University
Chicago, Illinois 60604

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