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Assistant Professor in Statistics

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Interested candidates should submit a vita, three letters of recommendation (at least one of which addresses teaching), a description of proposed research program, and a statement of teaching interests through Mathjobs.org. In addition to the Mathjobs.org, candidates are required to complete basic contact information online at http://www.jobs.mtu.edu/postings/4860. The position starts 14 August 2017, candidates must complete all requirements for the PhD by that date. Review of applications will begin 17 January 2017; candidates applying by that date are assured full consideration

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Assistant Professor in Statistics
Department Mathematical Sciences
Location Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
Position Type Faculty
Full-time/ Part-time Full-time
Full-Time Equivalent (1.0=100%) 1.0
Appointment Term 9 Month
Pay Type Salary Basis
Title of Position Supervisor Department Chair

Position Summary Information

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Job Description Summary

Applications are invited for a tenure-track position in Statistics. All research areas will be considered, but candidates with expertise in functional data analysis, multivariate data analysis, or mixed-effects models are especially encouraged to apply. The position is expected to be filled at the rank of Assistant Professor, but highly qualified candidates may be considered for appointment as Associate Professor.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

1. Develop and maintain a vibrant and externally funded research program that involves students.
2. Establish a record of publication in high-quality peer-reviewed journals.
3. Teach undergraduate and graduate courses related to statistics.
4. Advise undergraduate and graduate students.
5. Actively participate in professional organizations.
6. Participate in professional, departmental, and university service work.
7. Apply safety-related knowledge, skills, and practices to everyday work.
8. Commit to learning about continuous improvement strategies and applying them to everyday work.

Required Education (minimum requirements)

PhD in Statistics or a related field.

Required Experience (minimum requirements)

1. Established research program.
2. Potential for excellence in classroom teaching.

Desirable Education and/or Experience
Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements)
Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities

Expertise in functional data analysis, multivariate data analysis, or mixed-effects models.

Work Environment and/or Physical Demands

The work environment is that of a typical office and/or classroom setting. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

Required Training and Other Conditions of Employment

Every employee at Michigan Technological University will receive the following 3 required trainings; additional training may be required by the department.
Required University Training:
• Employee Safety Overview
• Anti-harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation Training
• Annual Data Security Training

Other Conditions:
• Offers of employment are contingent upon and not considered finalized until the required background check has been performed and the results received and assessed.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number 16297
Posting Type Internal & External Posting
Internal Posting Date
External Posting Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants (if applicable)

Interested candidates should submit a vita, three letters of recommendation (at least one of which addresses teaching), a description of proposed research program, and a statement of teaching interests through Mathjobs.org.

In addition to the Mathjobs.org, candidates are required to complete basic contact information online at http://www.jobs.mtu.edu/postings/4860.

The position starts 14 August 2017, candidates must complete all requirements for the PhD by that date.

Review of applications will begin 17 January 2017; candidates applying by that date are assured full consideration

Additional Information

Michigan Tech, a doctoral research university with an international reputation, is located in Houghton in Michigan’s scenic Upper Peninsula, on the south shore of Lake Superior. The area provides a unique setting where natural beauty, culture, education, and a diversity of residents from around the world come together to share a superb living and learning experience.

The Department of Mathematical Sciences has 35 faculty with interests in probability and statistics, computational mathematics, combinatorics, algebra, and number theory. It offers BS, MS, and PhD degrees, enrolling approximately 100 undergraduates and 40 graduate students, and is a key part of the university’s interdisciplinary programs in Computational Science and Engineering and in Data Science.

Michigan Tech is an ADVANCE institution, one of a limited number of universities in receipt of NSF funds in support of our commitment to increase diversity and the participation and advancement of women in STEM.

Michigan Tech acknowledges the importance of supporting dual career partners and retaining a quality workforce. Michigan Tech is committed to offering career exploration advice and assistance whenever feasible and appropriate at the University and in the local community. See www.dual.mtu.edu for additional information.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disability.

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