Visiting Assistant Professor of Data Science and Computer Science

  • Lyon College
  • Batesville, AR
  • Apr 21, 2021
Full time Computer Science/Info Tech/Systems

Job Description

Two-Year Visiting Assistant Professor of Data Science and Computer Science

Lyon College invites applications for a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Data Science and Computer Science position beginning in August 2021, with a possibility of converting the position to tenure-track after two years. A Ph.D is degree is preferred. Candidates holding an MS, in particular those close to finishing a doctorate in data science, computer science or a related field are encouraged to apply. Candidates should be able to teach in the areas of data mining, machine learning, data analytics, and information visualization, with emphasis on applications across the disciplinary spectrum. Teaching responsibilities will also include standard Computer Science undergraduate courses. Opportunities may also arise to teach seminars and special topics courses in the candidate's area of specialization. Involving undergraduate students in research is highly desirable. Additional responsibilities may include academic advising and service on college committees. Experience at a small, residential liberal arts college as a student or as a faculty member is desirable. Absent that experience, an understanding of the difference between a small college and a university and the desire to be on the faculty of a small college are important. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and research interests along with the names of at least three current references and their contact information to Ms Rebecca Varela, Office of Human Resources, 2300 Highland Road, Batesville, AR 72501, or electronically to with "Visiting Assistant/Computer Science" in the subject line. Lyon College is located in Batesville, Arkansas, a safe and historic town of 10,000 that serves as commercial, medical, social, and governmental hub for an eight-county area and named by USA Today as the best city to live in in Arkansas. The College currently enrolls almost 700 undergraduate students from 24 states and 15 foreign countries. Entering freshmen have an average high school GPA of 3.5 and an average ACT composite of 24. To learn more about Lyon College go to

Lyon College does not discriminate with respect to the hiring of applicants or with respect to the terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because of race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, or national origin. It is the continuing policy of Lyon College to comply with any applicable state and federal law regarding equal employment opportunities.

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