Professor-Tenure System

East Lansing MI
Oct 09, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Summary

Rank will be commensurate with qualifications. Both positions are jointly appointed between STT and CMSE with one position having majority appointment in STT and the other having majority in CMSE.

They are seeking exceptional candidates at all career levels from all areas of statistics and data science. Specific priority research areas for this position are theory and methods in computational statistics for handling large data sets, such as those arising in genomics, biomedical engineering, physics, astronomy, data visualization questions, and high-dimensional and complex data analysis; graphical models and network inference, functional and spatial data analysis, statistical machine learning broadly construed, including multi-platform data integration, Bayesian and other guided or unguided learning.

An ideal candidate for this position will work at the interface of the statistical sciences, computational sciences and modern application areas. Successful candidates are expected to publish high-quality and high-impact research in top-tier journals and attract significant external funding. A majority STT candidate’s research should enrich the computational sciences while a majority CMSE candidate’s research should have impact in the statistical sciences.


Required Degree

Doctorate -Statistics or closely allied discipline

Minimum Requirements

Typical applicants will have a Ph.D. in statistics or in a closely allied discipline. All candidates without a Ph.D.must be on track to complete their Ph.D. before August 16, 2018. In addition to strong research credentials, as measured by publication record, established or potential funding levels, and other academic recognition, 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 interdisciplinary research are essential, while evidence of engagement with national or international disciplinary organizations, and connections with industrial, government, and/or other professional sectors, are desirable and appreciated.

Required Application Materials

Online application is required, please apply through MathJobs at Applications should include a cover letter, CV, statement of research plans, and a one-page teaching statement, all in a single PDF file. In addition, for applicants seeking the rank of Tenure-track Assistant Professor, four letters of recommendation should be submitted electronically by recommenders through this application system, at least one of which addresses teaching skills and excellence. For applicants seeking ranks with tenure at MSU, names and contact information of at least four recommenders who may be contacted by the search committee, at least one of whom could address teaching skills and excellence, should be included in the online application.

Special Instructions

Applications received by November 6, 2017 for the CMSE-majority position and Dec 4, 2017 for the STT-majority position will receive full consideration, but the search will continue until the positions are filled. For applicants who are highly ranked for a position with tenure after an initial screening, recommendation letters will be requested by the search committee with the applicants' consent. Questions regarding the positions may be directed to Prof. Taps Maiti, Chair of the search committee: