Indiana University

Job Title

Visiting Lecturer in Data Science


School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI


Opening Date: 10/14/2021
Closing Date:  12/01/2021

Job Description

The Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing invites applications for a full-time visiting lecturer position in the School of Informatics and Computing. The position will begin January 2022 at the Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus. This 12-month appointment is annually renewable, based on satisfactory performance.

A committed educator is sought to join our school. We are interested in candidates with expertise in the following areas:

  • Natural Language Processing
  • Neural Networks
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Statistical Learning
  • Web Mining

Job Duties

Candidates must demonstrate effective online and classroom teaching and possess relevant academic or professional (industry) experience, and a passion for undergraduate student mentoring and success. Ideal candidates will also shape their teaching to leverage the unique strengths of the School of Informatics and Computing and the IUPUI campus, including their interdisciplinary and collaborative environment and commitment to community engagement and service learning.

As the state’s premier urban research institution, IUPUI is committed to being a welcoming campus community that reflects and enacts the values of diversity, equity and inclusion that inform academic excellence. We seek candidates who will not only enhance our representational diversity but whose research, teaching, and community engagement efforts contribute to diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty. IUPUI condemns racism in all its forms and has taken an anti-racist stance that moves beyond mere statements to interrogating its policies, procedures, and practices. We hope to identify individuals who will assist in our mission to dismantle racism so that everyone has the opportunity to succeed at IUPUI.

Fostering an inclusive environment makes us stronger. The IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI draws on the strengths of a diverse community of students, faculty and staff to enrich the educational experience, broaden participation in computing, and meet the needs of emerging technology. The SoIC is committed to actively recruiting and retaining students, faculty and staff from all backgrounds and cultures to join the next generation of innovators. We welcome what every individual brings to our learning environment—socially, geographically, and in thought and experience.
Full-time lecturer committed to teaching and service:
  • Teach four course sections per semester and 3-5 different courses per academic year; supervise independent studies
  • Contribute to course and curriculum development and innovative pedagogical approaches
  • Advise and mentor students


  • Minimum MS (PhD preferred) in data science, computer science, informatics, library and information science, statistics, or closely related discipline
  • Proficiency in R and Python
  • Experience in the theory and practice of teaching
  • Effective undergraduate and graduate teaching and the ability to adapt pedagogy to diverse methodologies and industrial experience

Supplementation Information

This position is a joint appointment with the Department of Human-Centered Computing and Library and Information Science. The courses above are needed to support undergraduate programs in those departments, Artificial Intelligence and Applied Data and Information Science

About the Department of Human-Centered

The Department of Human-Centered Computing is home to a dynamic and interdisciplinary group of 25+ full-time faculty members and over 700+ students across its Data Science, Human-Computer Interaction, Informatics, Artificial Intelligence, and Media Arts and Science undergraduate, MS, and PhD programs. Specifically, the Department offers an undergraduate BS degree in Information, a fast-growing MS in Applied Data Science, a new BA in Artificial Intelligence in collaboration with the Schools of Engineering and Science and a Ph.D. in Data Science – the first in Indiana and the first among the Big-10. The department currently has a strong emphasis on the human-centered aspects of data science, including interactive and multimodal visualizations, usable information representation and data manipulation, interactive tools for next-generation knowledge discovery, interactive environments for big data, human factors in data science, and human-computer interaction issues surrounding data science applications and decision-making processes.

About the Department of Library and Information Science

In 2000, the Indianapolis location of the Indiana University School of Library and Information Science was founded to provide high-quality library education to students who could not be residential students, needing distance learning options. The Department is ALA-accredited, offering students a diverse array of academic and career specializations. The LIS department excels in applying technology to the information professions and in public libraries, children/youth services, and archives and digital curation. Tenure track and lecturer faculty work together to provide engaged and engaging education with a commitment to developing the library and information professions. Securing external funding for student support and faculty research is vital to the department and the school.

About the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing – Indianapolis

The Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing is the first completely new school in the United States devoted exclusively to Informatics and a range of its subdisciplines. In 2013 the Indiana University School of Library and Information Science merged with the School of Informatics. With its formative national role in creating the nation’s largest informatics program on the Bloomington and Indianapolis campus, the school is the broadest and largest information/computing school in the U.S. At IUPUI, the school offers four PhD programs (Data Science, Human–Computer Interaction, Bioinformatics, and Biomedical and Health Informatics), five master’s programs (Bioinformatics, Health Informatics, Applied Data Science, Human–Computer Interaction, and Library and Information Science), six bachelor’s programs (Media Arts & Science, Informatics, Artificial Intelligence, Applied Data and Information Science, Biomedical Informatics, and Health Information Administration), and several undergraduate and graduate certificate programs. 

How to Apply

Please apply here:

To ensure full consideration, please submit your application materials through our electronic system. Applications received by November 1, 2021, will receive priority. 

Questions about this position can be directed to Dr. Karl MacDorman, [email protected].

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