Assistant Professor of Statistics

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Middlebury College
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Middlebury

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Assistant Professor of Statistics, Middlebury College, MIDDLEBURY, VERMONT.

The Department of Mathematics invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of statistics to begin in fall 2022. A PhD in statistics or a closely related field should normally be in hand by the time of appointment. Successful candidates will advise, mentor, and teach undergraduate courses at all levels including the senior seminar, first-year seminar program, and winter term.

This addition to our faculty is a reflection of the robust interest in statistics and data science, both from within our department and across the campus. Roughly 10% of all Middlebury College students enrolled in introductory data science last year. The new hire will contribute to expanding and shaping the departmental curriculum for majors and minors to pursue statistically oriented programs of study. Interdisciplinary collaborations are also available and encouraged by working in partnership with the midd.data initiative (https://www.middlebury.edu/office/midddata), which is a point of focus for the College's strategic vision. Candidates are invited to share how their interests and expertise can contribute to these ambitious goals.

Located in the scenic Champlain Valley of western Vermont, Middlebury College is a top-tier liberal arts college with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in faculty teaching and research. An Equal Opportunity Employer, the College is committed to hiring a diverse faculty as we work to foster innovation in our curriculum and to provide a rich and varied educational experience for our increasingly diverse student body. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

Applications should be submitted via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/90767. Please submit (1) a letter of application; (2) a teaching statement that includes your vision for statistics and data science education in a liberal arts setting; (3) a description of your research program, including ways in which you might incorporate undergraduate students; (4) a curriculum vitae; (5) a graduate transcript; and (6) three letters of recommendation, at least two of which speak to teaching ability. At Middlebury, we strive to make our campus a respectful, engaged community that embraces difference, with all the complexity and individuality each person brings. Please include (7) a separate statement that discusses how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship, and/or community service might support our commitment to diversity and inclusion. Questions about the application process or the position can be directed to Steve Abbott at [email protected].

Review of applications will begin on October 4 and continue until the position is filled. Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. Information on our background check policy can be found at http://go.middlebury.edu/backgroundchecks.





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Middlebury is one of the country's top liberal arts colleges. It offers its students a broad curriculum embracing the arts, humanities, literature, foreign languages, social sciences, and natural sciences. Middlebury is an institution with a long-standing international focus, a place where education reflects a sense of looking outward, and a realization that the traditional insularity of the United States is something of the past. We seek to bring to Middlebury those who wish not only to learn about themselves and their own traditions, but also to see beyond the bounds of class, culture, region, or nation. Indeed, the central purpose of a Middlebury education is precisely to transcend oneself and one's own concerns. This transcendence may come for some through the study of other cultures; for some through the study of the environment; for others it will come through inquiry into such fields as physics or philosophy, mathematics or music.

Middlebury's undergraduate college is enriched by its other programs. Every summer, the main campus in Vermont is transformed into an institution single-mindedly devoted to the study of nine foreign languages and cultures, and the use of English is virtually banned for the participants, among whom are many Middlebury undergraduates. In the Green Mountains lies Middlebury's Bread Loaf campus, where for six weeks each summer the Bread Loaf School of English is in session. This is followed by the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, which brings together 200 authors and aspiring authors for 11 days of intensive exchange about the art of writing. The Bread Loaf School of English is in session each summer not only in Middlebury but also at Lincoln College, Oxford, in the United Kingdom; at St. John's College in Santa Fe, New Mexico; and at the University of North Carolina at Asheville.

There is also an overseas dimension to Middlebury College. The C.V. Starr-Middlebury Schools Abroad are located in Belo Horizonte, Berlin, Bordeaux, Buenos Aires, Concepción, Córdoba, Ferrara, Florence, Getafe, Guadalajara, Hangzhou, Irkutsk, La Serena, Logroño, Madrid, Mainz, Montevideo, Moscow, Niterói, Paris, Poitiers, Santiago, Temuco, Tucumán, Valdivia, Valparaíso, Xalapa, and Yaroslavl. These schools enroll more than 300 undergraduate and graduate students who seek to further their foreign language skills and immerse themselves as fully as possible in the host culture through academic study as well as direct experience.

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