Data Science – Lecturer or Senior Lecturer, Full-Time, non-tenure track

  • Computer Science
  • Faculty
  • Waco, Texas

Website Baylor University

The Department of Computer Science at Baylor University seeks qualified candidates for a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer position in Data Science. Successful candidates will have a Master’s degree or higher in Data Science, Informatics, Computer Science, or a related field, a commitment to excellent teaching, and effective communication and organization skills. Selected candidates will be expected to teach a variety of classes in Data Science and fully engage in departmental programs.

Data Science is one of the five signature academic initiatives of Baylor’s “Illuminate” and “Illuminate Forward” Academic Strategic Plan, and has a McCollum Family Endowed Chair position in Data Science. Meanwhile, the number of undergraduates Data Science majors is growing rapidly, from 0 students in Spring 2020 to 95 students in Spring 2023.

About the department:

Computer Science department statement: Computer Science is a fast-growing department within the School of Engineering and Computer Science. It offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in computer science, a B.S. in Informatics with a major in Data Science, a B.S. in Informatics with a major in Bioinformatics, as well as Cybersecurity and Software Engineering concentrations. The Department has 15 full-time faculty, over 300 undergraduate majors, and 30 graduate students. Our faculty cover a broad range of research interests, including artificial intelligence, big data, bioinformatics, cybersecurity, data science, databases, distributed systems, fintech, and software engineering. Interested candidates may contact any faculty member to ask questions and/or visit the departmental website at

About Baylor University:

Located in Waco, Texas, Baylor University is the oldest college in Texas. With a population of 21,000 diverse students, Baylor is one of the top universities in the nation, having been named an R1 institution by the Carnegie Classification in January 2022. Baylor is also on the honor roll of the “Great Colleges to Work For” from The Chronicle of Higher Education; Baylor offers competitive salaries and benefits while giving faculty and staff the chance to live in one of the fastest-growing parts of the state. Our strategic plan, Illuminate, guides the University as we continue to live up to Baylor’s mission of educating men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community.


The successful candidate will:

· Hold a Master’s degree or higher in Data Science, Informatics, Computer Science, or a related field.

· Demonstrate a commitment to excellent teaching, effective communication, and organization skills.

· Applicants will be asked to provide a statement of faith demonstrating understanding and compatibility with Baylor’s Christian mission.

Application Instructions

All materials should be submitted through Interfolio.

Please provide the following documents:

· CV (Curriculum Vitae)

· Cover letter

· Letters of recommendation

· Statement of faith

The following documents are optional:

· Example publications

· Academic transcripts

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To ensure full consideration, please apply by December 1, 2023.

Application Process

This institution is using Interfolio’s Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

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