Instructional Professor (open rank) in Data Science

University of Chicago
The Data Science Institute

Instructional Professor (open rank) in Data Science

The University of Chicago: Data Science Institute


The Data Science Institute at the University of Chicago invites applications from Data Science educators for the position of Instructional Professor (open rank). The selected candidate will be appointed as Assistant Instructional Professor, Associate Instructional Professor, or Instructional Professor, depending on qualifications. The appointment will be for a term of up to five years, renewable. This is a career-track position with potential progression, competitive salary, and benefits. This position is expected to begin on September 1, 2023.

Position responsibilities include teaching, ongoing professional development, and non-classroom instructional or service duties as needed.

The terms and conditions of employment for this position are covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the University.

The University of Chicago is implementing an ambitious plan for research and education in Data Science including new academic programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Data Science Institute  ( is a collaboration among the Department of Computer Science (, the Department of Statistics (, and other units on campus. Topics of interest include artificial intelligence, machine learning, data visualization, fairness and data ethics, societal impact of data, data engineering, natural language processing, and high dimensional statistical inference, but we encourage applications from all academics focused on developing the foundations and practice of Data Science as an emerging field.



·  By the time of hire, completion of all requirements for the PhD in statistics, computer science, or some field of mathematics or science where data science concepts play an important role.

·  At least one year of university-level teaching experience, either as an instructor of record or as a teaching assistant.


·  Training, credentials, or experience in teaching undergraduate courses in data science or machine learning.

Application Instructions

Applications must be submitted online through the University of Chicago’s Academic Jobs website:

Review of applications will begin on January 16, 2023 and will continue until all positions are filled. The following materials are required:

● cover letter;

● curriculum vitae, including teaching experience and publications;

●   teaching statement, which should include information about the candidate’s teaching and mentoring activities, teaching philosophy and goals; must include a list of courses the candidate is qualified to teach;

●  at least three confidential letters of recommendation requested via Interfolio.

All University departments and institutes are charged with building a faculty from a diversity of backgrounds and with diverse viewpoints; with cultivating an inclusive community that values freedom of expression; and with welcoming and supporting all their members.

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University’s Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-834-3988 or email with their request.