Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Data Science

Ball State University

Muncie, IN

ID: 7090225 (Ref.No. BSU28152)
Posted: December 6, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Computer Science Department is seeking a full-time tenure track faculty candidate who is able to teach students from diverse backgrounds in the online Data Science graduate program and the online/on-campus undergraduate Data Analytics program.  Additional courses for the undergraduate curriculum in Computer Science and/or within the specialty area of the candidate are possible and may be offered online or on-campus.  The candidate should also be able to develop a dynamic research program that will advance the research opportunities for undergraduates.

The Department of Computer Science at Ball State University is committed to providing a dynamic and relevant education for today's students, whether they proceed directly into the computing field or decide to pursue graduate education.  Among the distinguishing features of a Ball State education are its many immersive learning experiences in which students work with community partners to address community-identified goals.  Our department thrives on these immersive learning opportunities, beginning with the numerous immersive projects offered to our underclass students and culminating in our full-year capstone experience with active industry partners.

Job Function:

The Computer Science Department is seeking a full-time tenure track faculty candidate who is able to teach students from diverse backgrounds in the online Data Science graduate program and the online/on-campus undergraduate Data Analytics program.  Additional courses for the undergraduate curriculum in Computer Science and/or within the specialty area of the candidate are possible and may be offered online or on-campus.  The candidate should also be able to develop a dynamic research program that will advance the research opportunities for undergraduates.

Minimum Experience:

PhD in computer science, data science, data analytics, or related field from an accredited university by date of appointment; commitment to excellence in teaching as demonstrated by teaching evaluations from at least one year of part-time or full-time teaching gained concurrently or at any time; effective written and oral communication skills.

Preferred Experience:

Experience teaching data science or computer science classes; experience with programming languages such as Python, R, or SAS; additional knowledge in data mining, machine learning/AI, data visualization, or applied data analytics; experience in online instruction.


At Ball State University, we recognize inclusive excellence as an integral endeavor to fulfill our University’s mission and our strategic plan. We recruit, support, and retain a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff. We encourage and reward diversity of thought. We promote a work environment that encourages and rewards innovation and creativity. We pledge to keep Inclusive Excellence at the highest level of institutional importance and as a foundation in all that we strive to do. Our over-arching goal for Inclusive Excellence is to adopt a university-wide Inclusive Excellence approach to academic, administrative support, and service functions of the university. We believe Inclusive Excellence must be infused in every step we take.