Assistant Professor of Practice – Predictive Analytics

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The Department of Economics and Business at Moravian College, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, globally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor of Practice in Predictive Analytics.

The primary fields of teaching responsibility will include courses in data science and analytics. The successful candidate has the ability to teach several of the following courses: applied statistics, research methodology, principles, and applications of analytics, machine learning, data visualization, and experiential data analytics. All candidates will have the ability to initiate and supervise interdisciplinary and applied projects. Areas of specialization span the broad range of analytics topics with a special preference for the use of analytics tools including Excel, R, SAS, SPSS, Tableau, and others.

A qualified candidate will have a genuine desire to teach data science and analytics, fully participate in a liberal arts environment and demonstrate:

  • ability to mentor learners

  • ability to work ethically and effectively as part of a collegial and collaborative team

  • ability to model the intersection of theory and practice in data science

  • willingness to embrace and promote liberal arts learning

  • ability to deal effectively with individual differences in ability, personality, and interests

  • commitment to assessment and advising

  • high emotional intelligence

  • effective communicator to various audiences

  • a strong commitment to teaching excellence

  • a desire to participate in service including academic and co-curricular advising, and

  • effective communication skills with a variety of audiences.

Applicants will be willing to teach at the undergraduate (introductory through advanced levels) and graduate level. This role will be an integral part of the launch of our Master of Science in Predictive Analytics Program.

Assistant Professors of practice are full-time, non-tenure eligible faculty. The standard teaching load is four courses (or equivalent) per semester. A course release may be offered each semester to complete administrative duties related to the Master of Science in Predictive Analytics program. This appointment is for a three-year term, renewable.

The deadline for application is April 12, 2019.

 

All positions are subject to budget availability. (Moravian College will not sponsor applicants for this position for a U.S. work visa.)

 

QUALIFICATIONS: An earned Ph.D. (or equivalent degree), advanced ABDs, and candidates with a Master's degree plus significant professional experience and professional certifications will be considered. Prior teaching experience in analytics is preferred.

 

TO APPLY: Qualified candidates should attach a letter of interest, curriculum vita, graduate transcript and evidence of teaching effectiveness to their online application by clicking 'Apply Now'. Please attach documents as a PDF file. Qualified candidates should also arrange to have three (3) letters of recommendation sent to MSPAsearch@moravian.edu.

 

Review of the applications will begin on April 15, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Occasionally required to remain seated in a normal position for long periods of time

  • Regularly required to walk about

  • Regularly required to maintain balance while walking, standing, crouching, or running

  • Routinely required to reach up and out with hands and arms

  • Regularly required to talk and hear; verbally express information or instructions

  • Regularly required to use hands to grasp objects, type, pick up objects, move objects, or hold objects

  • Routinely required to stoop, kneel, crouch, and/or crawl

  • Regularly required to climb stairs and/or ladders

  • Occasionally required to lift up to 25 pounds and carry a distance of 10 feet

  • Occasionally required to push and/or pull up to 25 pounds a distance of 10 feet

  • Routinely required to stand for long periods of time

  • Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less)

  • Depth perception and the ability to judge distances and spatial relationships

  • Adjustable focus

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions of this job. The individual is routinely exposed to indoor conditions, minimum outdoor weather and temperature extremes, and moderate noise level.

The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.

Founded in 1742, Moravian College is the sixth-oldest college in the country. Moravian is a private coeducational liberal arts college that is located in historic Bethlehem, in the heart of Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley. Moravian is composed of a traditional undergraduate program, graduate, professional, and adult completion programs, and Moravian Theological Seminary.


Moravian College is committed to enhancing the diversity of our community, recognizing that to provide a diverse learning environment is to prepare students for personal and professional success in an increasingly multicultural and global society. The College community understands that it shares a responsibility for generating and preserving a learning environment where difference is valued, and inclusiveness and social justice are practiced.

Moravian College is an equal opportunity employer valuing diversity and encouraging individuals from under-represented populations to apply. EOE