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Open Rank Lecturer or Sr. Lecturer
University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland
Date Posted 05/19/2022
Faculty-Engineering-Other Engineering
Salary 75,000 - 90,000 -  
Employment Type Faculty-Non-Tenured,
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Number:



Open Rank Lecturer or Sr. Lecturer

Functional Title:

Open Rank Lecturer or Sr. Lecturer

Category Status:

03-Faculty-Non-Tenured,Term Contr

Applicant Search Category:


University Authorized FTE:



BSOS-Dean-Social Data Science Major

Hiring Range Minimum:


Hiring Range Maximum:


Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Background Checks

Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. Information reported by the background check will not automatically disqualify you from employment.

Vaccine Protocol

The University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University System of Maryland (USM) recently announced that students, faculty, and staff on USM campuses this fall, including UMD, are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMD, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland location. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement at return.umd.edu and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Failure to provide proof of vaccination or to obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption will result in the offer of employment being rescinded.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The full-time (9-month) professional track faculty position (rank open to Lecturer or Senior Lecturer) will both teach and develop instructional material for data science in the School of Behavioral and Social Sciences. The successful candidate will teach three courses each semester (fall and spring) while working on development of pedagogical tools such as coding tutorials or cloud-based programming environments for students. The successful candidate will teach at the undergraduate level, engage in service to the profession and shared governance within the university, and participate actively in the life of the college.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in data science, computer science, statistics, mathematics, information science, information studies, social science or a related area
  • Teaching, training, and/or mentoring experience related to data analytics
  • Strong programming skills (preferably Python)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills


  • PhD in the areas described above
  • Experience teaching Python at the university level
  • Experience developing courses and curricula at the university level
  • Experience with cloud computing services
  • Interest and experience in teaching topical areas within data science/analytics that support data-driven racial, gender, social, and economic equity, justice, and inclusion
  • Research or professional experience related to the college’s academic program

Additional Information:

To apply, you will need to provide:
  • A letter of interest that clearly describes your background and expertise in the area, as well as the unique contributions you would make to BSOS and the University of Maryland
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A list of 3 professional references – For each reference, include the person’s title, institution, contact information (including phone number and e-mail address), the capacity in which you know (or have known) them, and how long you have known them
  • A portfolio of the candidate’s past data analytics education, training and/or mentoring activities, appropriate to the applicant’s career stage, which includes a statement of teaching philosophy
  • A diversity statement, which describes how the candidate’s values, past experiences, and future plans will contribute to a culture of inclusion and campus diversity

For additional information, please contact Dr. Brian Kim (kimbrian@umd.edu), Co-Director of the Social Data Science Major at the University of Maryland.

Posting Date:


Open Until Filled


Best Consideration Date


Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.
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