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Adjunct Professor - Introduction to Data Studies

Adjunct Professor - Introduction to Data Studies


The Center for Data & Society (D&S) at Chestnut Hill College is a collaboration among the computer, mathematical, and social sciences whose mission is to investigate how data and information can be best used to understand the communities in which we live. Chestnut Hill College, founded by the Sisters of Saint Joseph, is an independent, Catholic institution that fosters excellence by providing a holistic education within a strong liberal arts tradition.


*A Master’s Degree or Ph.D in a field that heavily relies on data analysis for social phenomena (Computer, Mathematical, or Social Sciences).

*Previous college level teaching experience.

*Familiarity with data analysis and visualization platforms such as Tableau Public or R.

*Willingness to work with colleagues in an interdisciplinary fashion.

*Documented experience with learning management systems.  Canvas preferred.

*Excellent writing and oral communication skills.


D&S is seeking an instructor to develop and teach the course, Introduction to Data Studies, a required course for a new program, Minor in Data Studies for Social Good. The course will be offered as a 1.5 credit module beginning in the Spring of 2021. The purpose of the course is to give students 1) an overview of the concept of “data” and modern applications in the 21st century, 2) explore the nature of the concept of the “social good” in the 21st century, and 3) introduce students to interdisciplinary nature of the minor so that they will be able to make connections across their course work.

As a 1.5 credit course, Introduction to Data Studies will require approximately 21 hours of instruction time with the possibility of the course being offered twice during the semester if necessary.

Contact Information: 

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume to (  No phone calls please.

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