Assistant Professor, Statistics (Two Tenure Track Positions)

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Job location: Winston Salem, NC

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-10-15
Req: R0002786
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Job Description Summary

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Wake Forest University invites applications for two tenure-track positions in statistics to begin in July 2021, to meet the rapidly growing demand for statistics at Wake Forest University and to lay the foundation for continued development. We seek faculty with a commitment to excellence in both teaching and research, a desire to mentor both undergraduate and graduate students, and a commitment to enhance the breadth, depth, and diversity of our statistics programs. We welcome diversity and encourage inclusivity, and seek applicants with demonstrated success or interest in working with diverse populations. The positions are open to all areas of statistics. The positions are at the assistant level, but hiring at the associate level may be considered under exceptional circumstances. A Ph.D. in Statistics, Biostatistics or a related area is required. The teaching load is two courses per semester (or equivalent).

Job Description:

The department has twenty-six permanent faculty members, with nine statisticians whose research interests include the areas of networks, applied probability, statistical methodology, bioinformatics, ecological statistics, record linkage, statistical education, functional data analysis, sufficient dimension reduction, causal inference, biostatistics, spatio-temporal models, Bayesian methods, environmental statistics, and actuarial science. Statistics programs within the department include both a B.A. and a B.S. in Mathematical Statistics, and an M.S. with a track in Mathematical Statistics. In addition, the department offers a B.A. and a B.S. in Mathematics, a B.S. in Applied Mathematics, a B.S. in each of Mathematical Business and Mathematical Economics, and an M.S. with a track in Mathematics, along with a vibrant research atmosphere across many areas of mathematics. More information can be found at

Additional Job Description

Candidates should apply at A complete application will include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. The letter of application should explain why the teaching and research environment at Wake Forest is a good fit for the candidate. At least two of the letters of recommendation should address the scholarship and/or scholarship potential of the applicant; at least one of the letters of recommendation should address the teaching ability of the applicant. Review of applications will begin by October 18. For full consideration applicants should apply by this date, however applications will continue to be reviewed until the positions are filled. Any questions or concerns should be addressed to Rob Erhardt ( Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusivity, and seeks applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest University is an AA/EO employer and values an inclusive and diverse learning community and campus

Time Type Requirement

Full time

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for all final faculty candidates being considered for employment.

Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce while promoting an inclusive work environment committed to excellence in the spirit of Pro Humanitate. In adherence with applicable laws and as provided by University policies, the University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability and veteran status and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.




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Posted: 10/16/2020
Application Due: 1/14/2021
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