Multicultural Postdoctoral Fellow in Statistics

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Posting NumberSF00761Job TitleMulticultural Postdoctoral Fellow in StatisticsPosition Number109138FTE1.00FLSAExemptPosition TypeProfessional StaffUnionNon-Union Non-Classified StaffPay Grade LevelN/APay Grade RangeN/AStatus Academic Year, Full-time, Limited Department Information

DepartmentComputer Science & StatisticsContact(s)

Gail Henriques
Faculty/Non-Classified Professional Staff Recruitment
Office of Human Resources
University of Rhode Island

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Contact Phone/ExtensionContact EmailPhysical DemandsCampus LocationKingstonGrant FundedNoExtension Contingency Notes

Position is full-time academic year, limited to 05-10-2020 with anticipated renewal.

Job Description SummaryDuties and Responsibilities

APPLICATION DEADLINE: This search is open until filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by April 15, 2019. Second consideration may be given to applications received by May 1, 2019. Applications received subsequent to second consideration date (May 1, 2019) may not be given full consideration.

The University of Rhode Island (URI), the flagship public research institution in the State, is a diverse and dynamic community whose members are connected by a common quest for knowledge. The campus is located near the ocean, and well connected with the main cities in New England. Computer Science and Statistics (CSS) at URI is one of the very few departments in the nation where these two disciplines work synergically and collaborate on multiple research and educational projects. Faculty members in Statistics are actively involved in cutting-edge research areas including biostatistics, Bayesian methods, network analysis, missing data, econometrics, and spatiotemporal modeling. Several of these areas provide opportunities for multidisciplinary collaboration with scientists from other fields and for participation in international projects. We invite applications for a Multicultural Postdoctoral Faculty Fellow with an expertise in any area of statistical science and a commitment to bringing new perspectives to our academic programs, course offering, research, and the institution at large. One of the objectives of this position is to enhance the capacity of our faculty and students to advance issues of diversity within academic programs and research. The anticipated start date for the two-year appointment is August 2019. A thoroughly designed mentoring program with several focus areas (leadership, research, teaching, grant writing, and outreach) will support the fellow throughout the duration of the program. Subject to a positive review of teaching and scholarly activities, the fellow will transition into a full-time, funded, tenure track faculty position. This transition can happen at the end of the first or of the second year depending on the progress of the fellow.


Teach one statistics course per year; conduct research with possible opportunities for students; give one internal research seminar every year; attend at least one conference every year and present; participate in faculty meetings and other departmental activities.

Required Qualifications


1. Ph.D. with a concentration in statistics, biostatistics or closely related fields at the time of appointment (August 2019).

2. Demonstrated ability to conduct academic research.

3. Demonstrated ability to develop and instruct undergraduate and/or graduate courses.

4. Demonstrated proficiency in oral communication skills.

5. Demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills.

6. Demonstrated experience working with members of diverse and underrepresented groups.

Preferred Qualifications


1. Demonstrated successful record of publications and/or funded research.

2. Demonstrated teaching and/or mentoring experience at the undergraduate or graduate level.


Environmental Conditions

This position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Posting Date03/18/2019Closing DateSpecial Instructions to Applicants

Please attach the following 4 (PDF) documents to your online Faculty Profile Application:

(#1) – Cover letter that addresses qualifications as well as demonstrated evidence of experience in, understanding of, and commitment to bringing multicultural and inclusive perspectives to the curriculum, program, research, and teaching and to promoting the success of underrepresented groups (as one complete PDF scanned document).

(#2) – Curriculum Vitae that includes research interests, education history, a list of publications and papers in progress, a list of courses taught or assisted, titles of conference presentations, and mentoring/advising experience (as one complete PDF document).

(#3) – A statement of teaching and multicultural philosophy (as one complete PDF document).

(#4) – A research statement.

Important – Please have 3 written letters of recommendation from references sent by email directly to:
Statistics Multicultural Fellow Search Committee Chair Email: [email protected]

Quicklink for Posting DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Research
Optional Documents
    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * Do you have a Ph.D. with a concentration in statistics, biostatistics or closely related fields at the time of appointment (August 2019)?
      • Yes
      • No
    2. * Do you have demonstrated ability to conduct academic research?
      • Yes
      • No
    3. * Do you have demonstrated ability to develop and instruct undergraduate and/or graduate courses?
      • Yes
      • No
    4. * Do you have demonstrated proficiency in oral communication skills?
      • Yes
      • No
    5. * Do you have demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills?
      • Yes
      • No
    6. * Do you have demonstrated experience working with members of diverse and underrepresented groups?
      • Yes
      • No
    7. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
      • Public Job Posting
      • Internal Job Posting
      • Agency Referral
      • Advertisement/Publication
      • Personal Referral
      • Website
      • Other




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