Assistant or Associate Professor of Statistics

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Aug 09, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Macalester College invites applications for two tenure-track positions in Statistics, at the assistant or associate professor level, to begin Fall 2018. Candidates must have or be completing a Ph.D. in Biostatistics or Statistics. They must have a strong commitment to both teaching and research in an undergraduate liberal arts environment. We are especially interested in candidates who are enthusiastic to teach a broad range of undergraduate courses, from the introductory to advanced level, and to mentor undergraduate research.

Macalester offers an attractive environment for statisticians. We offer majors in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Statistics, and Computer Science. On top of minors in Statistics, Mathematics, and Computer Science, we have recently developed a new Data Science minor. We pride ourselves on our innovative courses, close relationships with several client disciplines, and vibrant record of conducting research with undergraduates. We have an interest in candidates whose work spans disciplinary boundaries. Some potential areas of interest include machine learning, causal inference, and advanced statistical modeling (eg: spatial statistics, generalized linear mixed effects models, time series analysis, structural equation models).

Submit electronic copies of curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation (at least one of which discusses your teaching potential), a cover letter which addresses your interest in Macalester, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a research statement to For any questions about the position, please contact Alicia Johnson (  Evaluation of applications will begin October 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Macalester College is a highly selective, private liberal arts college in the vibrant Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area, which has a population of approximately three million and is home to numerous colleges and universities, including the University of Minnesota. Macalester’s diverse student body comprises over 2000 undergraduates from 40 states and the District of Columbia and over 90 nations. The College maintains a longstanding commitment to academic excellence with a special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society. We are especially interested in applicants dedicated to excellence in teaching and research/creative activity within a liberal arts college community. As an Equal Opportunity Employer supportive of affirmative efforts to achieve diversity among its faculty, Macalester College strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.