Assistant Professor, Mathematical Sciences
The WPI Department of Mathematical Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track position, at the assistant professor level, to begin in the Fall of 2019.
We seek strong candidates in any field of statistics whose research profiles involve innovative methodology and/or interdisciplinary applications. The successful applicant is expected to develop a robust, externally funded, high-profile research program, and contribute to the teaching mission of the department. Candidates with the ability to contribute to WPI's growing interdisciplinary programs, in particular to the Data Science Program and to the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology program, are especially attractive.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Statistics, or related area.
Salary, benefits and start-up funding are competitive and commensurate with research experience and accomplishments. Qualified applicants should submit a detailed curriculum vitae, a statement of specific teaching and research objectives, and at last four letters of recommendation, one or more of which addresses teaching experience or potential, via Mathjobs at https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/12395. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
Founded in 1865, WPI is one of the nation's first technological universities. A highly selective private university located within an hour of Boston, WPI is consistently ranked among the top 70 research institutions by US News & World Report. The university is home to an innovative and intensive project-based curriculum that empowers students with the knowledge and skills to address real world problems around the globe. The Mathematical Sciences Department currently has 29 tenured/tenure-track faculty members, 8 postdoctoral scholars, and features two active Ph.D. programs, one in Mathematical Sciences and one in Statistics.
The department offers bachelor's degrees in Mathematical Sciences and in Actuarial Mathematics, and master's degrees in Applied Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Financial Mathematics, and Industrial Mathematics (see http://www.wpi.edu/+math). The department has a strong reputation for its cutting-edge interdisciplinary research and for its successful programs addressing mathematical and statistical problems in industry. Located in the heart of New England, WPI is surrounded by cultural and recreational opportunities. The UMass Medical Center, a large number of technology companies and many colleges and universities are located in the immediate area making it ideal for two career families.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status or disability. We are looking for individuals who value creativity, diversity, inclusion, and collaboration.
Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.