Professor of Statistics
Position Title: Professor of Statistics (2 Positions)
Reports to: Mathematics and Computational Sciences
Statistical ideas are having a profound impact in science, industry and public policy. The Statistics Department at Kentucky State University has pioneered many of the tools and ideas behind the research and applications often classified as “data science,” where statistics and computer science join together.
Under the supervision of the chair of Mathematics and Computational Sciences, the Professor of Statistics would be responsible for:
Position Responsibilities Include:
· designing data acquisition trials
· assessing results
· analyzing trends
· applying statistical methodology to complex data
· acting in a consultancy capacity
· designing and implementing data gathering/management computer systems and software
· supervising junior statistical staff
· using statistics to make forecasts and to provide projected figures
· presenting information in a variety of formats
· conveying complex information to people who may not be specialists
· liaising with colleagues
· attending meetings
The Department sees an even brighter future for data science as it harnesses a wider set of ideas to build a new more subtle and powerful science of data.
As well as being interested in prediction and statistical computation, our Department puts equal weight on designing experiments, modeling sophisticated dependencies (networks, genes, data streams) and trying to understand and
quantify causal mechanisms, not simply averages and associations, with large data sets. These views are reflected in our curriculum targeted to data science specialists, our faculty’s research and the work of our research students.
· Master's degree, terminal degree preferred, in Statistics, Decision Making Science, and/or Biostatistics
· Minimum of three to five years’ experience preferred teaching students
· Knowledge of and experience dealing with the academic, economic, social, and cultural needs of disadvantaged students
· Knowledge and experience working with student statistics and statistical data programs.
· Knowledge of the academic, economic, social, and cultural needs of disadvantaged students is preferred
· Ability to work well in a diverse community
· Exceptional communication (verbal and written) and consultation skills
KENTUCKY STATE UNVERSITY is an Equal Opportunity Employer The functions, qualifications, knowledge/skills, and physical requirements listed
in this job description represent the essential duties of the job, which the incumbent must be able to perform either with or without reasonable
accommodation. The Job Functions listed do not necessarily include all activities that the individual may perform.