Assistant Professor of Practice - Predictive Analytics

  • Moravian College
  • Bethlehem, PA, USA
  • Nov 21, 2019
Full-time Analytics Big Data Business Analytics Data Analysis Data Management Data Mining Data Visualization Machine Learning Predictive Analytics Statistics

Job Description


The Department of Economics and Business at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, globally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor of Practice in Predictive Analytics.

The primary fields of teaching responsibilities will include courses in data science and analytics. The successful candidate has the ability to teach several of the following courses: applied statistics, research methodology, principles, and applications of analytics, machine learning, data visualization, and experiential data analytics. All candidates will have the ability to initiate and supervise interdisciplinary and applied projects. Areas of specialization span the broad range of analytics topics with an expectation for the use of analytics tools including Excel, R, Python, SAS, SPSS, Tableau, and others.

A qualified candidate will have a genuine desire to teach data science and analytics, fully participate in a liberal arts environment and demonstrate:

  • ability to mentor learners

  • ability to work ethically and effectively as part of a collegial and collaborative team

  • ability to model the intersection of theory and practice in data science

  • ability to deal effectively with individual differences in ability, personality, and interests

  • commitment to assessment and advising

  • high emotional intelligence

  • effective communicator to various audiences

  • a strong commitment to teaching excellence

  • a desire to participate in service including academic and co-curricular advising, and

  • effective communication skills with a variety of audiences.

Applicants will be willing to teach at the undergraduate (introductory through advanced levels) and graduate level. This role will be an integral part of our Master of Science in Predictive Analytics Program.

Assistant Professors of practice are full-time, non-tenure eligible faculty. The standard teaching load is four courses (or equivalent) per semester. A course release may be offered each semester to complete administrative duties related to the Master of Science in Predictive Analytics program. This appointment is for a three-year term, renewable.

All positions are subject to budget availability.


An earned Ph.D. (or equivalent degree), advanced ABDs, and candidates with a Master's degree plus significant professional experience and professional certifications will be considered. Prior teaching experience in analytics is preferred.


Qualified candidates should click the "Apply Now" button on this page to send a letter of interest, curriculum vita, graduate transcript and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Please attach documents as a PDF file. Qualified candidates should also arrange to have three (3) letters of recommendation sent.

Review of applications will begin in December 2019 and continue until a finalist is identified. (Moravian College will not sponsor applicants for this position for a U.S. work visa.)

Founded in 1742, Moravian College is the sixth-oldest college in the country. Moravian is a private coeducational liberal arts college that is located in historic Bethlehem, in the heart of Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley. Moravian is composed of a traditional undergraduate program, graduate, professional, and adult completion programs, and Moravian Theological Seminary.

Moravian College is committed to enhancing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths or experiences in this area. The Economics & Business Department's programs are nationally accredited by ACBSP.


  • Occasionally required to remain seated in a normal position for long periods of time

  • Regularly required to walk about

  • Regularly required to maintain balance while walking, standing, crouching, or running

  • Routinely required to reach up and out with hands and arms

  • Regularly required to talk and hear; verbally express information or instructions

  • Regularly required to use hands to grasp objects, type, pick up objects, move objects, or hold objects

  • Routinely required to stoop, kneel, crouch, and/or crawl

  • Regularly required to climb stairs and/or ladders

  • Occasionally required to lift up to 25 pounds and carry a distance of 10 feet

  • Occasionally required to push and/or pull up to 25 pounds a distance of 10 feet

  • Routinely required to stand for long periods of time

  • Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less)

  • Depth perception and the ability to judge distances and spatial relationships

  • Adjustable focus


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions of this job.The individual is routinely exposed to indoor conditions, minimum outdoor weather and temperature extremes, and moderate noise level.

The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.