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Data Science

Human Resources Department

Director of the Center for Advanced Computing and Data

Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, Missouri invites applications for a Director of a newly established Center for Advanced Computing and Data Analytics beginning August 2017; rank and tenure status dependent on qualifications of selected applicant. We are seeking a candidate who is broadly trained in interactive data exploration, including data mining, analytics, visualization, simulations, and emerging platforms and applications. Candidates with strengths in other data-relevant areas such as information retrieval, data privacy and security, machine learning, natural language processing, medical informatics, neural computation, and imaging informatics will also be considered.

All areas of data science will be considered including statistical machine learning, descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics, cloud computing, distributed databases, high performance computing, data visualization, or other areas involving the collection, organization, management, and extraction of knowledge from massive, complex, heterogeneous datasets. Data may include text, images, video, sensor and instrument data, clickstream data, social media interactions, neuroimaging data, genomics, proteomics, or metabolomics data.

The position requires a commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate level. A Ph.D. in Computer Science, Information Science, Statistics, Data Science, or related discipline is required.

Applicants should submit a detailed letter of application, curriculum vitae (with the names, addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references), and copies of undergraduate and graduates transcripts. (Official transcripts are required 45 days after contract is issued.). Submit documents to; include: “Data Science—Director” in the subject line.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Employment will require a background check. MSSU is an EOE employer with a strong institutional commitment to achievement of excellent and diversity among faculty and staff.  MSSU is an E-verify participating employer.

Missouri Southern State University (MSSU) is a four year liberal arts institution serving nearly 6,000 students. Expanding graduate and undergraduate programs provide faculty with rich opportunities for service and scholarship. Internationally-focused semesters and enriching cultural events in theater, art, music and film create an engaging learning environment for students and citizens of the region. MSSU is located in Joplin, MO, which is considered to be the Crossroads of America, and serves as the commercial hub for the four states area. Joplin is a resilient and vibrant city with a population of over 50,000 serving a metropolitan statistical area of 208,000. There is quick and easy access to Northwest Arkansas, Kansas City, and Tulsa, as well as numerous outdoor activities and attractions throughout the Ozarks.




Applicants for employment may visit to view the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy that details MSSU policies and statistics about campus crime. A paper copy of this information is available upon request to the University Police Department at 417-626-2222.