Statistics (Assistant Professor) - College of Liberals Arts & Sciences

Required Qualifications and Education:  Evidence of a commitment to teaching excellence and active scholarship is required. Ph.D. in Statistics or related field with at least 18 graduate hours in statistics. ABD will be considered with Ph.D. completed by August 31, 2018.

Responsibilities:  Duties include teaching, appropriate with your expertise, throughout the statistics curriculum (including introductory service courses); participating in professional scholarship (which is broadly defined in our department and includes theoretical and pedagogical research and consulting activities); and department and university service. Reduced teaching loads and/or grants are available for professional development, consulting, and research. Employment to begin August 6, 2018.

Salary:  Competitive and commensurate with qualifications.

Department:  The Department of Statistics at Grand Valley State University places an emphasis on teaching excellence and active scholarship. Our department offers a Master’s degree in Biostatistics, an undergraduate major in Statistics (with a potential emphasis in Actuarial Science), and minors in Mathematical Statistics and Applied Statistics. We jointly offer a Master’s degree in Data Science and Analytics and a minor in Data Science with the School of Computing Science and Information Systems. In addition, our department offers a variety of statistics courses in support of the university’s many other graduate programs. Currently our department has approximately 40 graduate students, 130 majors and 150 minors. The department and university are strongly committed to using technology in teaching at all levels. GVSU maintains a robust computer infrastructure across multiple platforms. The student and faculty networks at GVSU maintain the current versions of SAS, SPSS, R, and JMP. Our department also maintains a vibrant Statistical Consulting Center that supports statistical activity across the university. For more information, see our web site at  or call (616) 331-3355.  

Deadline Date for Filing Applications:  Review of candidate files will begin on November 27, 2017 with applications accepted until the position is filled.

How To Apply:  Applications will only be accepted online: to apply, go to The complete application must include: (i) a cover letter that addresses the applicant’s qualifications for the position, (ii) a current vita, (iii) one to two page statements of teaching philosophy and scholarly interest, and (iv) an unofficial copy of your transcript. The online system will allow you to attach these documents electronically. If you need assistance or have questions, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215. In addition, three letters of recommendation (at least one of which should address teaching qualifications) are to be mailed to Dr. Paul Stephenson, Department Chair, Department of Statistics, MAK A-1-170, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI 49401. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Paul Stephenson via e-mail at