Assistant Professor of Teaching, Engineering Education

University at Buffalo

United States

February 4, 2022


Posting Details Position Title Assistant Professor of Teaching, Engineering Education

Department Engineering Education Posting Number F220001 Posting Link https: // www. Employer State Faculty Appointment Term Term Position Type UUP Faculty

Fiscal Year 2021-2022

Position Summary

The Department of Engineering Education (DEE) and the Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Data Science (IAD) at the University at Buffalo (UB) invites candidates to apply for the position of Assistant Professor of Teaching (Lecturer) for the Data Science MS program. We are particularly looking for candidates who can operate effectively in a team environment and in a diverse community of students and faculty and share our vision of helping all constituents reach their full potential.

Primary duties are teaching courses at the graduate master's level and advising these students. Other duties may include industry internships and experiential learning; student excellence initiatives; accreditation objectives; diversity enhancement; and external educational grant support. We are particularly interested in candidates who have experience teaching courses in statistical learning and data mining, database fundamentals, and related data models and queries.

IAD is an interdisciplinary collaboration among six UB schools: the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; the College of Arts and Sciences; the School of Management; the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences; the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences; and the School of Public Health and Health Professions. IAD offers: a doctoral program in Computational and Data-Enabled Sciences and Engineering; a Professional Master's degree in data science and applications; a Master's degree in engineering science with a focus on data science and a Master's degree in engineering science with a focus on artificial intelligence. IAD also coordinates undergraduate courses in data science topics. IAD is also home to interdisciplinary research efforts of faculty from various disciplines that are invested in the common theme of developing techniques and tools for AI, data science, and computational modeling and simulations as well as their application in diverse domain settings. The primary responsibility of this position is in the MS in engineering science with a focus on data science.

The University at Buffalo (UB), a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), is the largest and most comprehensive university in The State University of New York (SUNY) system, with about 22,000 undergraduates and 10,000 graduate and professional students and 1600 fulltime faculty. The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has 7,300 students enrolled across 9 academic departments. Buffalo is a city with a rapidly growing economy, eclectic neighborhoods, world-class art galleries and museums, a vibrant theater and music community, the Lake Erie waterfront, a city-wide system of parks designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, and major and minor league sports teams. The awe-inspiring Niagara Falls is just 20 minutes away. The department is located on the UB North Campus in suburban Amherst, an area that combines outstanding public schools and services with a surprisingly low cost-of- living.

The University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer (AA/EOE).

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants should have a PhD degree in data science, computer science, computational sciences, applied mathematics, statistics, or a related field. Degree must be conferred prior to appointment.

Preferred Qualifications Physical Demands Type Full-Time Campus North Campus Posting Alerts Special Instructions Summary

The application package should consist of a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a Teaching statement no longer than two pages; a Diversity Statement; contact information for three references who can discuss the candidate's teaching experience; and teaching evaluations for previous courses taught if available. Applicants are specifically asked to emphasize their educational, not their research accomplishments. The cover letter should explicitly include the number of semester/quarters as a lead course instructor. When selected for interview referees will be emailed to upload their reference letter.

Applicants must answer the following question submitted as “Diversity Statement.” Applications submitted without a response to this question will not be considered: “What skills do you see as necessary when choosing curriculum and learning activities for a diverse group of students? "

Additional Information

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Is a background check required for this posting? No Background Check Notification

Contact's Name David Doermann

Contact's Title Empire Innovation Professor, Director Artificial Intelligence Institute Contact's Email Contact's Phone 716-645-1557

Posted 01/04/2022

Deadline for Applicants Open Until Filled Date to be filled

Number of References Required 3

Reference Cutoff Date Instructions to Applicant

By providing the names and e-mail addresses of my references, I hereby authorize either Human Resources or the applicable hiring department to contact my references via e-mail to request a reference letter on my behalf.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Please indicate your current employment affiliation with the University at Buffalo.
  • Faculty
  • Faculty Student Association (FSA)
  • Research Foundation Employee
  • State Classified
  • State Professional
  • UB Foundation
  • TA/GA
  • Student
  • No Current Employment Affiliation
  • How did you first hear about this employment opportunity?
  • Chronicle of Higher Education
  • Conference
  • Personal Referral
  • Other
  • Documents Needed To Apply

    Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • CV/Resume
  • Teaching Statement
  • Diversity Statement
  • Optional Documents

  • Teaching Evaluations