Assistant Professor

Job description

Statistics:  Assistant Professor (tenure-track) to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in statistics; conduct methodological and collaborative research leading to publication and external funding; provide academic advising; provide service to the institution and the profession.

Require:  Doctorate in statistics, biostatistics, data science or closely related field by date of appointment.

Consideration may be given to candidates who will enhance the university’s growing data analytics activities by possible collaborations with analytics colleagues in political science, geography, media, journalism and film or biology; have an excellent record in, or potential for, methodological and collaborative research; have an interest in teaching a wide variety of statistics courses; who have experience teaching face-to-face courses; or an expertise in one or more of the following areas: machine learning, data mining, network analysis, text analysis, statistical programming and data visualization.

Faculty in the Department of Statistics supervise student research, serve on graduate committees and are committed to diversity and inclusive excellence.  In addition to active partnerships with colleagues on campus, statistics faculty members collaborate with nearby government agencies, and industry to provide research opportunities, seminars and colloquia, student internships, and scholarships.  Faculty have the opportunity to work with the department’s Statistical Consulting Center to provide collaborative consulting services to faculty, staff and students throughout the university.  Further information can be found at

Submit cover letter, research statement, teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae and graduate transcript to  Department will request letters of recommendation from references listed in application; at least one letter must address the candidate’s teaching ability or potential.  Inquiries can be addressed to [email protected].  Screening of applications will begin October 15, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.  Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices.  Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to [email protected] or 513-529-3560.

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Posted: 9/4/2019
Application Due: 11/3/2019
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