Professor-Tenure System

East Lansing MI
Sep 25, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Working/Functional Title

Assist/Assoc/Full Professor

Position Summary

Excellent candidates are sought in strong growth areas in the core of modern statistical theory and methods. A typical candidate will be an energetic and talented researcher with a nationally established record or strong potential for such, working in mathematical statistics and/or statistical-theory-driven methodology. In both cases, work should be grounded in scientific applications, either directly or with clear implications for application. Potential areas of application include, but are not limited to, the environmental sciences and climate change, genetic/genomic data analysis, image analysis, precision medicine and health outcomes, physics and astronomy, and the agricultural sciences. All exceptional candidates in the statistical sciences and probability, at all career levels, are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will have established, or have demonstrated strong potential for an externally funded research program that contributes to the knowledge base in the statistical sciences of relevant areas, with publications in top-tier statistics journals.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Statistics or closely related field.

Minimum Requirements

A doctorate in statistics or in a closely allied discipline is required. In addition to a strong and compelling research program, candidates are expected to provide evidence or potential for high quality teaching in undergraduate and graduate level statistics courses. For senior applicants, evidence of robust external funding and graduate training record are essential.

Desired Qualifications

For senior applicants, evidence of engagement with national or international disciplinary organizations, and connections with industrial, government, and/or other professional sectors, are desirable.

Required Application Materials

Online application is required.  To complete the online application, pleaseapply through MathJobs at   Applications should include cover letter,CV, statement of research plans, and a one-page teaching statement, all in asingle PDF file. In addition, for applicants seeking the rank of Tenure-trackAssistant Professor, four letters of recommendation should be submittedelectronically from recommenders through this application system, at least oneof which addresses teaching skills and excellence in some detail, while forapplicants seeking ranks with tenure at MSU, names and contact information ofat least four recommenders who may be contacted by the search committee, atleast one of whom should address teaching skills and excellence, should beincluded in the online application.


Special Instructions

Applications received by Dec 4, 2017 will receive fullconsideration, but the search will continue until the position is filled. Forstrong candidates for a position with tenure, recommendation letters will berequested by the search committee with the applicants' consent. Questionsregarding the positions may be directed to Prof. Yuehua Cui, Chair of thesearch committee, at