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Adjunct Assistant Special Professional Faculty - (Data Science Live Instructor)


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The University of Notre Dame's online data science M.S. program seeks an experienced and engaging instructor to teach a 3 credit graduate level course in Behavioral Data Science in the Fall 2018 semester.

Behavioral Data Science provides students the opportunity to explore sources and types of behavioral data and empowers students to select and use appropriate tools for finding answers to questions about human behavior. Topics covered include:

  • factor analysis
  • item response theory
  • centroid clustering models
  • recommender systems
  • topic models


In addition to teaching the live sessions, the instructor will maintain communication with the students via email and the course platform and hold virtual office hours as needed. It is anticipated that the instructor will commit 10 to 15 hours per week for the teaching and management of the two sections. Other responsibilities include:

  • Reviewing all asynchronous content prior to the course launch
  • Completing Instructor Onboarding sessions delivered by the Office of Digital Learning
  • Grading homework assignments and final projects
  • Responding to student inquiries within a 24 hour period
  • Submitting all final grades to the Registrar’s Office


Behavioral Data Science is a 3 credit course delivered fully online, blending asynchronous study with weekly online video-conference seminar/recitation. There are two sections of the course (each capped at 25 students) which meet for 90 minutes each week; these sessions take place between 7:00 - 8:30PM and 9:00 - 10:30PM EST. The live sessions are conducted via Zoom.

Review of applications will begin immediately.


  • PhD in a quantitative statistics, psychology, or a related field is prefered..
  • Evidence of successful teaching experience at the University level is required.
  • Experience teaching in an online environment is preferred.
  • Industry experience as a data scientist or academic experience in data science is required. Physical presence is South Bend is not required.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae through Interfolio.
Applicants are invited to contact the Program director, Roger Woodard, at, at any time.