Assistant Teaching Professor

Columbia, MO
May 21, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job ID 21749
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Location Columbia

Job Description


The Department of Statistics seeks to fill at least one assistant teaching professor position starting Fall 2017. A doctorate in statistics or related field before the starting date. Excellence in teaching, and excellent communication skills are required.

This position is structured so that 80% of the appointment is teaching (4 courses per semester or equivalent), and 20% is service. The administrative home for this faculty position resides solely in the Department of Statistics.

The Department of Statistics has 17 faculty members with research interests in adaptive designs, Bayesian statistics, biostatistics, bioinformatics, ecology, environmental statistics, model selection, nonparametric statistics, order restricted inference, sequential design, shape analysis, spatial statistics, spatio-temporal processes, and time series. Faculty research includes theoretical and methodological statistics with diverse applications such as AIDS research, air pollution, biostatistics, climatology, disease mapping, ecology, economics, engineering, forestry, genetics, meteorology, oceanography, psychology, and wildlife biology. Current research is supported by about four million dollars in grants from EPA, NASA, NIH, NSF, and the Missouri Department of Conservation. Furthermore, members of the department serve as statistical consultants on grants in the health sciences for over three million dollars. The department offers bachelors, masters, and PhD degrees and has over 90 graduate students. For more detail see

Application Deadline

Review of applicants will begin on March 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information, call the Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


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Columbia Missouri Information

Columbia, Mo., is known as an ideal college town, combining small-town comforts, community spirit and low cost of living with big-city culture, activities and resources. Home to nationally renowned public schools and other colleges and educational centers, Columbia is packed with restaurants and entertainment venues and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.

Application Materials

Apply using the online application. Merge your CV with a brief cover letter into one document and upload it in the Resume/CV section of the application. Applicants should also be prepared to upload transcripts in the Attachments section. Have three letters of reference sent directly to

Chair of Search Committee
University of Missouri
Department of Statistics
146 Middlebush Hall
Columbia, MO 65211


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