Assistant/Associate Professor - Mathematics & Statistics
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) invites outstanding applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in Statistics to join our community starting in August 2020. Candidates at both the Assistant and Associate Professor level will be considered.
TCNJ has a strong commitment to inclusive excellence in our community and to supporting a healthy work-life balance for our faculty of teacher-scholars. TCNJ has been recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education on its honor roll of “Great Colleges to Work For.”
We seek a broadly trained statistician who has the potential to contribute collaboratively to interdisciplinary curricular and scholarly efforts within the Department, School of Science, and the College. The successful candidate will be passionate about teaching a wide range of statistics courses at every level of the undergraduate curriculum in a primarily undergraduate, residential, liberal arts-centered institution. The successful candidate will also display dedication to inclusive excellence in STEM and higher education.
The typical teaching load is 2 to 3 courses per semester and will be a mixture of introductory courses and upper-level courses, including traditional statistics (such as multivariate statistics) and computational offerings (such as data mining). The Department encourages applications from all research areas of statistics, with special interest in–but not limited to–candidates whose research focuses on areas that benefit from the increasing capabilities of modern computers and data systems. An earned doctorate in statistics or a closely related field is required, and it must be completed prior to the start date.
Teaching and research are mutually supportive activities at TCNJ. Candidates should be strongly committed to the teacher-scholar model, to high quality teaching, to maintaining an active and productive research program, to encouraging and mentoring highly motivated undergraduates in intensive, individual work both inside and outside the classroom (e.g., undergraduate research, independent study), and to seeking external funding consistent with this mission. Faculty members also serve as academic advisors and have service responsibilities within the department, school, and college.
The Mathematics and Statistics Department is housed in a modern and newly renovated building that offers excellent facilities, including a new high-performance computing cluster. For further information about our program, please visit: https://mathstat.tcnj.edu/.
To apply, candidates should submit the items listed below through mathjobs.org.
• Letter of application,
• Curriculum vita,
• Statement of teaching philosophy (no longer than three pages),
• Description of research interests and goals (no longer than three pages),
• Statement of commitment to inclusivity and diversity (no longer than three pages),
• Unofficial transcripts (graduate and undergraduate), and
• Three current letters of recommendation, with at least one that specifically addresses teaching.
In order to guarantee full consideration, applications should be submitted by November 1, 2019.
Final offer of employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation.
Founded in 1855, TCNJ is a selective public primarily undergraduate institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. TCNJ emphasizes the residential experience for our nearly 6,800 undergraduate students, 30% of whom are self-described as members of groups traditionally underrepresented in academe and STEM. Students benefit from a 13-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio and an average class size of 21 students, which has led to TCNJ attaining a first-year to sophomore retention rate of 94% and a graduation rate of 86%. TCNJ has also received national recognition for the adoption and promotion of the teacher-scholar model for our faculty and deep engagement of our undergraduates in research. TCNJ was awarded the inaugural “Campus-wide Award for Undergraduate Research Accomplishment” from the Council on Undergraduate Research in 2015. In part because of TCNJ’s intentional and comprehensive integration of research into our undergraduate curricula and institutional culture, an increasing number of TCNJ graduates have pursued and completed doctoral degrees over the past ten years. TCNJ was awarded, in 2006, a Phi Beta Kappa chapter—an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally. A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for programs offered through TCNJ’s seven schools—Arts and Communication; Business; Education; Engineering; Humanities and Social Sciences; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Science. TCNJ is located within an hour of New York City and Philadelphia. The College’s campus is set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township and is known for its natural beauty. For more information, visit www.tcnj.edu.
To enrich education through diversity, TCNJ is an Equal Opportunity Employer. TCNJ has a strong commitment to inclusive excellence, equity, and achieving diversity among faculty and staff. We strongly encourage a host of diverse, intersectional populations and cultures to apply including, but not limited to, identities based on race, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, and veteran status.
TCNJ is the proud recipient of an Inclusive Excellence grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), which supports our work to provide access and foster success for all students studying science and math, especially those traditionally underserved by STEM and higher education. TCNJ has also been a recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) ADVANCE grant, which has worked to support the careers of women faculty members in STEM disciplines.