Assistant Professor of Statistics
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR 9 MO
Working Title: Assistant Professor of Statistics
Type of Employment: Faculty
Department: Mathematics and Statistics
Division: Academic Affairs and Research
Proposed Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience
Position Summary: The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Arkansas State University seeks applications for a tenure-track, 9-month position in Statistics at the Assistant Professor level, with a starting date of August 15, 2017. The department's programs include the B.S. Mathematics, B.S.E. Mathematics, M.S. Mathematics, M.S.E. Mathematics, undergraduate minors in both mathematics and statistics, and a Ph.D. Minor in Statistics. The department teaches undergraduate and graduate statistics courses that support many degree programs on campus and enrollment is growing. The M.S. Statistics degree is being developed and there will be opportunities to design and teach courses with applications and methodologies that complement faculty research areas.
Faculty members must be devoted to teaching, maintaining strong research programs, and actively participating in local and national professional societies in statistics or mathematics. Primary teaching responsibilities will be in undergraduate and graduate courses in statistics and (if applicable) undergraduate courses in mathematics. In addition to teaching, all faculty participate in curriculum development and student advising. Each member of the faculty has the duty to deliver instruction and maintain a learning environment consistent with the highest standards of the profession. The faculty has a responsibility to set degree requirements, assess when they are met, and establish and maintain curricula that meet professional standards and fulfill the educational goals of the University. Faculty also assist the Department with administrative and committee work and are expected to assume campus-wide committee responsibilities. Faculty members teach, mentor, oversee student research, and advise a diverse student body.
Other: University computer labs are well-equipped, with access to R, SAS®, MINITAB® and SPSS®, and allow students to program using full versions of statistical software packages often used in the market.
Applications must include a CV, letter of application describing qualifications, a statement of teaching interests/philosophy, a description of proposed research program, unofficial graduate school transcripts, and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references.
Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in statistics by August 2017. Successful college teaching experience (may include TA experience) and a strong mathematics background. Appropriate experience to demonstrate potential for nationally competitive scholarship and a background to teach a variety of courses in the statistics curriculum.
Arkansas State University is a public, multi-campus higher education system with enrollment in excess of 22,000 students. Approximately 14,000 students attend the Jonesboro campus where the student body is diverse. The campus has a renewed focus on international student recruitment and capital campaign development. Jonesboro has a population of approximately 67,000 and is located 70 miles northwest of Memphis (www.jonesborochamber.org).
EEO Statement: It is the policy of Arkansas State University to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons; to prohibit discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, ancestry, religion, gender, age, disability, genetic information, national origin, status as a veteran or other status protected by law; and to promote the full realization of equal employment opportunity through a positive continuing program of affirmative action.