Applied Statistics, Assistant Professor - Tenure Track

The Department of Computer and Information Sciences at the University of St. Thomas invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Applied Statistics, to begin in September 2018.

The University of St. Thomas is a liberal arts institution that values excellence in teaching and research. The Department of Computer and Information Sciences ( offers Bachelor of Science degree programs in statistics and computer science. Moreover, the department supports numerous degree programs across the university with courses in statistics and computing and is currently exploring interdisciplinary opportunities in data science, big data, and data analytics.

The successful candidate is expected to teach undergraduate courses in applied statistics, data analytics, and statistical computing that are housed in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences. The standard teaching load for this position is three course sections (generally two preparations) per semester. It is expected that a successful candidate will maintain a productive research agenda and engage in service to the department, college and/or university. Candidates who have a history of collaboration and consultation with faculty and professionals in other disciplines are of particular interest to the department.

All application materials must be submitted online at Emailed materials will not be accepted.

Candidates will first be asked to (step 1) create an applicant profile and upload the required documents (listed below) and then (step 2) submit an online application and voluntary EEO form.

Interested applicants should upload the following 4 documents to their profile (part of step 1):

(1) a curriculum vitae (upload into the "Resume" field)
(2) a statement (up to two pages) detailing your teaching experience and your teaching philosophy (upload into "Teaching Philosophy" field)
(3) a statement (up to three pages), in a language understandable to a broad range of statisticians, outlining your current and future research and indicating how your research agenda will enhance our current efforts (upload into "Description of Research Agenda" field)
(4) an unofficial copy of your graduate transcripts (upload into the "Graduate Transcripts" field)

Please copy/paste a cover letter for the position into the "Cover Letter" section of the application (part of step 2).

Applicants must supply the names and contact information within the application of three references when they apply at the link above (part of step 2). We will not contact references without permission to do so from the candidate. At least one reference should specifically address teaching.

At this time, please do not upload any documents beyond those requested. Candidates who are selected for further review may be contacted to submit additional materials at a later date.

Any questions regarding the position should be sent to the search committee chair Erin Curran (

To receive full consideration for the position, all application materials should be received by December 1, 2017; however, the position will remain open until filled.

A Ph.D. (U.S. or foreign equivalent degree) in applied statistics, quantitative methods, or a closely related field is required or alternatively, ABD candidates will be considered. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and show strong potential for productive research/scholarly activities in applied statistics, data analytics, statistics education, statistical computing or a closely related field. Fluency in a variety of data analysis platforms is required and expertise in R is preferred.

Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good.

The University of St. Thomas is committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion, and the goals of affirmative action/equal opportunity. The University welcomes nominations and applications from a diverse applicant pool.

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The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer