Professors of Practice
The Connolly Alexander Institute for Data Science at Tulane University
The Connolly Alexander Institute for Data Science ("CAIDS") seeks to hire a Professor of Practice in Data, who will teach multi-disciplinary courses in data literacy, presentation, management, or analysis. CAIDS is a new independent institute at Tulane University that promotes, teaches, and supports data literacy, for students, faculty, and with the broader community. CAIDS programming will include courses, workshops, grants, academic programming, and events on data literacy, analysis, or management.
This position has a teaching load of two courses per semester (i.e., a 2/2), which is the same teaching load as most tenure-track faculty at Tulane University. The Professor of Practice will teach “Introduction to Data," an introductory course that seeks to be accessible to students of all backgrounds and abilities and will teach them fundamental skills in data literacy, analysis, and presentation. The Professor of Practice will then develop additional multi-disciplinary courses in data analysis, presentation, or management in their areas of interest or expertise.
In addition to teaching, the Professor of Practice will develop and facilitate a few co-curricular experiences each semester, such as workshops or events (e.g., “Data Week”, Hack-a-Thon) for students, faculty, or community partners. The Professor of Practice will also have a role in helping direct and manage the focus and trajectory of CAIDS as an active and key partner. Conducting research is not a requirement for the Professor of Practice position, but a data-related research can take the place of some service work, especially for junior faculty who are trying to publish research stemming from their dissertation.
For more information on this position, or to apply, see http://apply.interfolio.com/132364.
For more information on CAIDS, see datainstitute.tulane.edu.