Visiting Assistant Professor of Data Analytics

Search #1920-0021

The Data Analytics Department at Ohio Wesleyan University invites applicants for an Assistant Professor position.  This is a three-year term position (with the possibility of conversion to tenure-track) in data analytics, beginning August 15, 2020. 


OWU’s interdisciplinary data analytics program is new to the university and combines core courses in mathematics, statistics, and computer science with courses in a cognate subject (e.g., economics, business, political science, or physics).  The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and teaching core courses in data analytics and, depending on experience and departmental needs, may also have the opportunity to teach in cognate departments.  

Additional information about the program can be found at


  • A Ph.D. in Applied Statistics, Data Science, or one of the related fields (mathematics, computer science, economics, political science, physics, etc.) is required.
  • Previous teaching at the university/college level strongly preferred.
  • Strong educational grounding in quantitative analysis, interest in working with undergraduate students, and the capacity to develop a vibrant and rigorous data analytics program.

Completed Application Packets Which Include

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Research Statement
  4. Statement of teaching philosophy, description of previous teaching experiences, and any evidence of prior teaching effectiveness, (e.g. syllabi, course evaluations, peer observations)
  5. Undergraduate and Graduate transcripts
  6. Three letters of recommendation

Applications must be submitted through

Screening of applications will begin on October 7, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.  This position is eligible for a comprehensive benefits package.

Ohio Wesleyan University, a private liberal arts college located 20 miles north of Columbus, in Delaware, Ohio, promotes and celebrates an inclusive environment free from constraints in areas of culture, race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, religion, family relationship, or economic barriers. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged as OWU is an equal opportunity institution and has a strong commitment to supporting diversity, equity and inclusion.