Assistant Professor of Mathematics – Applied Statistics.
The Mathematics & Computer Science
Department at Rhodes College
invites applications for a tenure-track position in Applied Statistics at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall of 2022. Rhodes College believes that diversity and inclusion are critical to our success as an institution, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Furthermore, Rhodes College is committed to supporting the work-life balance of its faculty. Preference will be given to candidates whose area of specialty diversifies our current area of statistical application, including candidates working in areas that intersect with the life sciences, actuarial sciences, data analytics, social sciences or topics of social justice, or statistics education. The successful candidate must demonstrate a firm commitment to teaching and scholarship at a liberal arts college and will be expected to maintain an active research program and mentor undergraduates in at least one of the following areas: (i) academic research, (ii) pursing actuary certification, or (iii) pursuing a statistics career in industry with the ability to facilitate internships in industry. Research will be supported by start-up funds. Possibilities for additional research support include summer research funds and travel funds. Collaborative research and teaching opportunities exist with several interdisciplinary programs, including but not limited to the Environmental Sciences & Studies program, the Psychology Department, and the Urban Studies Program. Opportunities also exist for collaboration with numerous companies in Memphis. Rhodes College has existing relationships with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, UT Health Sciences Center, University of Memphis, FedEx, International Paper, ServiceMaster, Medtronic, AutoZone, and others. Teaching responsibilities will include five courses a year at all levels of an undergraduate mathematics and statistics curriculum, including courses that introduce and utilize the programming language R, and including the development of new upper-level courses that contribute to existing or forthcoming programs at Rhodes. Applicants should hold or expect to receive a Ph.D. in Statistics or a related field (e.g. Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Data Science, Actuarial Science, etc.) by August 2022.
Rhodes is a nationally ranked residential college committed to the liberal arts and sciences. Our highest priorities are intellectual engagement, service to others, commitment to diversity and inclusion, and honor among ourselves. Our students live and learn on one of the country's most beautiful campuses, located in the heart of Memphis, an economic, medical, and culturally diverse center, making Rhodes one of a handful of prominent liberal arts colleges in a major metropolitan area. https://www.rhodes.edu/admission-aid/why-rhodes/liberal-arts-city
Rhodes College prides itself on being a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming environment. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and anti-discrimination. (https://handbook.rhodes.edu/college-handbook-employee-policies/employment-policies/anti-discrimination-and-harassment-policy
Please apply online at jobs.rhodes.edu
. A complete application will include 1) a cover letter that addresses the strengths the candidate will bring as a teacher and scholar to a liberal arts college environment; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) the names and contact information for three references with at least one reference that can speak to the candidates potential for teaching; 4) a separate statement that addresses how your experiences with teaching, scholarship, and/or service will contribute to a college community that includes a commitment to diversity and inclusion as one of its core values; 5) a separate statement of teaching philosophy; and 6) a separate research statement. Candidates are invited to include in their statement of research a description of how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected their career trajectory. Statements are typically 2-4 pages in length. Review of completed applications will begin November 1, 2021
and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates from backgrounds typically underrepresented in higher education are strongly encouraged to apply. Background checks are required before candidates can be brought to campus for interviews. Rhodes College requires all employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19 with exceptions for medical or religious reasons, which will be handled on a case-by-case basis.