Assistant Professor - Statistics, Data Science

Location
New Haven, Connecticut
Posted
Oct 02, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Department:  Mathematics                                                

Rank:  Assistant

Specialization(s): Statistics, Data Science                                  

Search # 21-002

Located in historic New Haven, a city rich in art and culture, Southern Connecticut State University is a diverse and student-centered university dedicated to academic excellence, access, and service for the public good.  Southern provides a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of its community through a campus wide commitment to social justice.  SCSU is a flourishing community of approximately 10,000 students, located less than three miles from downtown New Haven, with easy access to New York and Boston. 

Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities: 

Southern invites applications from individuals who believe in the mission of public higher education and are committed to outstanding teaching and scholarship.  Successful candidates will be disciplinary scholars devoted to a student-centric approach.

The Mathematics Department is seeking to hire a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor to begin August 2021 who is passionate about teaching statistics and data science to undergraduate and graduate students. Teaching duties include introductory-level courses in the Department of Mathematics, foundational courses in the Liberal Education Program and select upper-level and graduate courses related to area of expertise. Candidate must be committed to teaching within a vibrant/demanding public liberal arts and sciences environment and demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching, mentoring and research with undergraduates. All faculty at SCSU share in academic advising and participate in department/university service.

The Department of Mathematics, in cooperation with the Department of Computer Science, has recently completed a new major in Data Science and is working on a master’s degree program.  It is expected that the successful applicant will contribute to this effort.

Tenure-track faculty at SCSU are expected to pursue scholarship in their area of expertise. These activities include mentoring student research leading to publication of theses, publishing articles in academic and professional journals, seeking funding in support of research and teaching needs, and contributing to workshops and conferences. Active scholarship is expected and generously supported.

Required Qualifications: 

Qualifications include an earned doctorate in Statistics, Mathematics or closely-related field. ABD candidates for the position must be on a course to earn their degree in mathematics or statistics by the start date. Applicants must have intellectual interests and experience in research directly related to statistics and/or data science. College-level experience in teaching statistics courses is required. Candidates' research programs and related teaching interests must complement the department’s curriculum and mission. 

Preferred Qualifications: 

Preference will be given to candidates with experience in teaching a variety of college-level mathematics/statistics courses. Interest/experience in developing and contributing to a data science program at both the bachelor’s and master’s levels, a record of external funding, and cross-disciplinary research with other departments within the school or university are also preferred.

Application Process: 

Applicants should submit a letter of application, which specifically addresses how their abilities and background match the needs of this particular position at Southern Connecticut State University.  The other required materials are a curriculum vitae, graduate and undergraduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts acceptable), a statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of reference, at least one of which should address teaching. Application materials should all be submitted electronically through MathJobs.org.  Questions regarding the position should be directed to the Math Search Committee Chair at [email protected]. Full consideration guaranteed to complete applications received by November 30, 2020; position remains open until filled. 

All open faculty positions are subject to suspension pending state and Connecticut State University System budget.

SCSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. The University seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff. People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.