Visiting Assistant Professor of Statistics

Job description

Classification Title:

Visiting Assistant Professor of Statistics


Mathematics and Computer Science

FLSA Status:

Exempt (Overtime exemption status is determined at the time of hire based on the rate of pay)

Full Time vs Part Time:

Full Time



If Term, specify number of years:


Primary Function:

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at The University of the South, commonly known as Sewanee, invites applications for two Visiting Assistant Professor positions that will begin in August 2021, with a possibility of renewal beyond the initial one-year appointment.

Typical Duties & Responsibilities:

Each of these positions requires a Ph.D. in mathematics, statistics, or computer science and carries a teaching load of 3 courses per semester, including at least 2 sections of Elementary Statistics per semester. At present, the University expects to return to in-person teaching for all courses in the fall of 2021.


Ph.D. in mathematics, statistics, or computer science required.


The Department seeks colleagues who are committed to excellence in teaching across the curriculum, scholarship in a liberal arts environment, close student mentorship, and engagement in the broader community, all of which should be addressed in the application.

Special Instructions:

A careful review of applications for these positions will begin on February 1, 2021 and will continue until the positions have been filled.

A complete application includes the following:
● a cover letter that includes an overview of current and anticipated research activity,
● a curriculum vitae,
● a statement of teaching philosophy in a liberal arts setting that demonstrates a commitment to or experience with supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion,
● (unofficial) graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and
● three letters of recommendation*, at least one of which must address the applicant’s teaching in detail.

*Letters of reference may be submitted electronically personally from the referees or via dossier services to Kristen Godsey, Assistant for Finance and Administration, at [email protected]

Physical Requirements and Work Conditions:

Work is primarily performed in an office, classroom, lecture hall, auditorium, and other University facilities.

University Information:

The University of the South, commonly known as Sewanee, comprises a nationally ranked residential College of Arts and Sciences and a School of Theology. The University is strongly committed to the values of intellectual inquiry, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and living and serving in community. Situated on 13,000 acres atop Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau, Sewanee is known for its stunning natural beauty while providing easy access to Chattanooga, Nashville, and Huntsville. The University is affiliated with the Episcopal Church and seeks to help employees of all backgrounds and identities flourish.

EEO Statement:

The University of the South is an equal opportunity educational institution that is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus environment.

Employment Prescreening:

Eligibility for employment is contingent upon successful prescreening

Non-Discrimination Statement:

The University of the South stands firmly for the principle that its employees, students, and participants of university-sponsored programs and activities have a right to be free from discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, pregnancy and childbirth, and genetic information. As required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the University does not discriminate on the basis of sex or other protected categories in the educational programs or activities which it operates. This requirement of non-discrimination extends to admission to and employment in those programs or activities. The University is committed to sustaining a community in which the dignity of every individual is respected. Key to this value are efforts to nurture an environment of civility and mutual respect and to foster a culture of reporting concerns so that the University can respond promptly and equitably whenever an incident occurs. All employees, students, and participants of university-sponsored programs and activities have the right to be free from harassment and retaliation.

Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX may be addressed to:

The University’s Title IX Coordinator, Dr. Sylvia Gray, at:

Woods Lab, 138

(931) 598-1420

Email: [email protected] or [email protected]




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Job No:
Posted: 1/15/2021
Application Due: 5/13/2021
Work Type: Full Time