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Data Science Immersive Flex Instructor (Part-time)

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location-pin Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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We are looking for instructors:

Our Data Science Immersive course is a life-changing educational experience where our students learn the skills and mindsets to take on new careers as data analysts and data scientists. We are looking for a lead instructor with strong Python experience to play a key role on our growing instructional team.

Although remote, this role is based in Sydney, Australia and you must be authorised to work in Australia. Please ensure you have the right to work in Australia before applying. 

Why teach our Data Science Immersive?

If you are looking to make a life-changing impact by sharing your love for data science with the next generation of data scientists, we’d love for you to consider joining our team. We deliver more than just skills training, and are looking for teachers who share our vision for a community of lifelong learners pursuing work that they love. As a teacher, you will join us to:

  • Work closely with one or more co-instructors to guide students through a rigorous, transformational journey.
  • Become a better leader, and mentor as you learn from veteran instructors and our world-class instructional coaches.
  • Inspire and support students as they identify their passions and drive their own continued learning beyond the curriculum.
  • Adapt our global curriculum and use it to guide your teaching, building your own lesson plans as needed and contributing back your lessons learned over time.
  • Facilitate a safe, supportive, and energetic community that welcomes the various needs and learning styles of your students.

Skills and Qualifications

  • You have at least 2 years of professional data science experience.
  • You are an expert in SQL, Python, and related Python libraries (pandas, numpy).
  • You have domain expertise in statistics, mathematics, and probability.
  • You can build and apply statistical models in python using machine learning libraries, such as scikit-learn and statsmodels.
  • You have a deep understanding of statistical hypothesis testing and experimental design, data visualization techniques and tools (i.e. matplotlib, bokeh, etc), and manipulation of large data sets.
  • You can demonstrate and explain the function of machine learning algorithms such as regularized regression, naive bayes, decision trees, ensemble methods, KNN, K-means clustering, and neural networks
  • You are the person your colleagues naturally gravitate to when they are trying to figure something out.
  • You are eager to shape the skills, minds, and trajectories of the newest generation of data scientists.
  • Nice to haves:
    • You have proficiency with NLP python libraries such as NLTK; Hadoop or Apache Spark; D3.js or R.
    • You are on top of industry trends in big data, machine learning, deep learning, and AI.
    • You have previous data science or engineering teaching experience, through a course, workshop, team training, etc.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Teach 16 hours week for duration of the program (Tuesday/Thursday evenings or Monday/Wednesday evenings, and Saturdays)
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  • Instructors will need to commit a few hours per week preparing lessons and materials, leveraging existing GA curriculum content.
  • Work closely with co-instructors or teaching assistants to provide students with meaningful and prompt feedback on their progress.
  • Work alongside GA staff and teaching team to best meet the needs and learning styles of your students.
  • Guide students through development of a stellar final project that will showcase their abilities to hiring managers.
  • Facilitate a dynamic, collaborative, and positive classroom community.
  • Inspire students to persevere through the challenges of learning a new skill set

Who are we?

Since 2011, General Assembly has transformed tens of thousands of careers through pioneering, experiential education in today’s most in-demand skills. As featured in The Economist, Wired, and The New York Times, GA offers training in web development, data, design, business, and more, both online and at campuses around the world. Our global professional community boasts 40,000 full- and part-time alumni — and counting.

In addition to fostering career growth for individuals, GA helps employers cultivate top tech talent and spur innovation by transforming their teams through strategic learning. More than 21,000 employees at elite companies worldwide have honed their digital fluency with our corporate training programs. GA has also been recognised as one of Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500, and Fast Company has dubbed us leaders in World-Changing Ideas as well as the #1 Most Innovative Company in Education.

General Assembly is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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