Job ID: 199683

Assistant Professor of Data Science

University of North Dakota

  • Nov. 16, 2022
  • Assistant Professor of Data Science
  • College of Engineering and Mines
  • University of North Dakota
    Grand Forks, ND
  • Jan. 15, 2023
  • Aug. 16, 2023
  • Assistant Professor
  • Electrical and/or Electronics
    Education Systems & Design
    Computer Engineering
    Computer Science



The School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at the University of North Dakota seeks high-quality applicants for a cohort hire in the area of Data Science.  The School is hiring 4 faculty members at the rank of Assistant Professor to perform research, teaching, and service activities in support of the academic programs at UND.  Successful candidates will

  • Be expected to establish a nationally recognized research program with significant external funding in data science as part of the overall UND Grand Challenges (
  • Receive a contract with approximate effort distribution of 70% research, 20% teaching, and 10% service for the initial 2-3 years. Teaching responsibilities include graduate and/or undergraduate courses in Data Science, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related disciplines with an anticipated load of two courses per academic year and supervision of graduate and undergraduate research.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Required: Earned Ph.D. degree in Data Science, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a closely related field with a research focus in the broad area of data science
  • Preferred: A record of involvement in seeking and administering extramural research funding, especially at the federal level
  • Preferred: Experience working on individual and collaborative multi-disciplinary research teams
  • Preferred: Experience in a postdoctoral research position or industry experience after completion of the BS degree
  • Preferred: A strong record of high-quality peer-reviewed publications related to data science
  • Preferred: Teaching experience at the undergraduate and/or graduate level
  • Preferred: The ability to contribute to multiple UND Grand Challenges including Big Data, National Security-Space, Autonomous Systems, Energy Sustainability, and Human Health

To Apply

All applications and application material must be submitted on the UND Jobs Site Careers (, please upload the following materials:

  • Cover Letter
  • Professional vita or resume
  • A 2-3 page statement of the candidate’s research plans and how those plans align with UND Grand Challenges
  • A 1-page statement outlining teaching experience, teaching philosophy, and student mentoring activities
  • Contact inf



The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (SEECS) supports degree programs and cutting-edge research in areas related to Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Data Science, and Cyber Security.  Our academic programs serve a total of approximately 700 students, with approximately 550 at the undergraduate level and 150 at the graduate level.  Our programs and research activities provide a balance of theoretical and practical, hands-on experiences that prepare students for academic careers, further study, and employment in a variety of sectors.  For more information about SEECS, please visit UND School of EECS


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  • EEO Statement

    The University of North Dakota is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or other protected characteristic. Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status as part of the application process. This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.

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Contact Information

  • Barb Gangelhoff
    College of Engineering and Mines
    University of North Dakota
    Grand Forks, ND
  • 701-777-3309
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