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7 Aug 2016

Full-Time Data Science Faculty (Assistant/Associate Professor, Tenure Track)

Saint Louis University – Posted by armbrees St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Job Description

Tenure Track Faculty – Assistant/Associate Professor


Under the direction of the Executive Director of the Saint Louis University Center for Outcomes Research (SLUCOR), the faculty member provides significant expertise and experience in the field of Data Science.  The position will be responsible for developing/teaching courses, leading research, mentoring students, participating in corporate consulting, and developing academic programs.


May include any and/or all of the following:

  • Provides significant expertise and experience in the field of Data Science to expand SLUCOR’s teaching, research and consulting activities.
  • Develops and teaches courses in SLUCOR’s degree and certificate programs.
  • Collaborates on the expansion of SLUCOR academic programs, recruitment of students, and building relationships with other programs inside and outside the university.
  • Establishes and leads a program of collaborative research that results in high-profile publications and external funding.
  • Collaborate with other SLUCOR faculty in securing and conducting corporate consulting contracts.


·         Programming (e.g., Python, R, SQL)

·         Statistical methods for data analytics

·         Predictive modeling

·         Big data cleaning and integration

·         Database management

·         Machine learning

·         Cloud computing

·         Text-mining

·         Data Visualization

·         Excellent oral and written communication skills

·         Excellent teaching and mentoring skills

·         History of independent research


Education and experience equivalent to:

  • PhD in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Informatics, Bioinformatics, Health Services Research or related field
  • At least 3 years of experience working with healthcare data and research
  • Experience teaching undergraduate or graduate courses
  • High quality publication record in the area of expertise appropriate for the candidate’s professional rank

About the Saint Louis University Center for Outcomes Research

The Saint Louis University Center for Outcomes Research (SLUCOR) is an independent academic unit dedicated to leading scientific research and educational programming about healthcare quality and effectiveness. SLUCOR works collaboratively with the other colleges and schools within the university on a broad range of clinical, basic science and health policy research projects. Since its founding in 2003, SLUCOR has helped shape clinical care and policy in five key areas: organ transplantation, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, health-care quality and drug effectiveness and safety. Research programs are funded through the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nonprofit agencies and corporate sponsors.

SLUCOR offers innovative educational programs leading to certificates, master’s degrees and a doctorate degree. Master’s degrees are offered in health data science and outcomes research; the programs were established in 2016 and 2013, respectively. Medical students may earn a dual M.D./Ph.D. in outcomes research. SLUCOR partners with the College for Public Health and Social Justice to offer a Ph.D. with a concentration health outcomes research.  Law students may earn a dual M.S./J.D. Accessible to students across the country, the fully web-based format for the outcomes research program accommodates the schedules of working professionals; the curriculum for health data science employs a hybrid format, mixing online and in-person courses. All programs position students for new leadership and research opportunities across many sectors of health care. SLUCOR graduates serve important roles in universities, non-profit organizations, government agencies, law firms, and health care companies across the United States.

How to Apply

APPLICATION PROCESS SLUCOR expects to fill the position by December 1, 2016. The start date is negotiable, but could occur in Fall Candidates interested in being considered during the first phase of the application process should apply by September 30, 2016. Contact the Search Committee Chair Dr. Eric Armbrecht ([email protected]) for more information about the application process and required materials. FOR MORE INFORMATION: Search Committee Chair Eric S. Armbrecht, PhD, Associate Professor [email protected]    Mobile  (314) 307-5162   Office (314) 977-9300   Please initiate the application process by contacting the Search Committee Chair Dr. Eric Armbrecht. Official job application is available at, Requisition # F20160350

Job Categories: Lecturer/Teacher. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: data scientist, health data, midwest, outcomes research, research, and st. louis. Salaries: More than $100,000.

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