Assistant Professor in Statistics

University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, ND

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Four-Year Institution
Position Information: DescriptionThe Department of Mathematics at the University of North Dakota seeks an Assistant Professor in statistics. This is a 9-month, tenure track position contingent on availability of funding.

The Mathematics Department is housed in the College of Arts & Sciences and currently offers a BS in Mathematics, MS and MEd in Mathematics.

Established in 1883, the University of North Dakota is the oldest research university in North Dakota.  It is the state’s flagship university and is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as having high research activity.  Founded with a strong liberal arts foundation, UND has grown into a prominent scientific research university and was recently ranked among the top 100 public and top 25 most innovative universities in the country by U.S. News and World Report and is widely regarded as among the top universities in the American Northern Plains region.  UND offers degrees in more than 225 fields of study with nearly 14,000 students.  It is the home of the state’s only School of Law.  The School of Medicine has major initiatives in rural and public health, and Aerospace is home to one of the first and largest unmanned aerial vehicle programs in the world.

UND is located in Grand Forks, North Dakota, a vibrant college town of over 57,000 people located on the border of North Dakota and Minnesota.  Short commutes, a great public school system, high quality medical facilities, low crime, ample parks and theaters, and a cost of living below that found in large American cities are some of Grand Forks’ advantages.  Ranked as one of the top 5 Best Small College Towns, and America’s Best Hockey Town, Grand Forks offers stellar quality of life without the metropolitan hassles.

Duties & ResponsibilitiesThe successful applicant will receive a contract with an approximate distribution of 60% teaching; 30% research; 10% service effort. UND and the College of Arts & Sciences value diverse perspectives and seek applicants who are committed to helping students from underrepresented backgrounds succeed.

    Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in statistics with an emphasis on applicationsCollaborate with statisticians in the department to develop courses for the MS in Applied Statistics program proposed to begin fall 2022Advise and mentor undergraduate students with interests in statistics Advise graduate students in their independent studies/internshipsEstablish a solid and productive research program with emphasis on an area of statistics with applications suited to one or more of UND’s Grand Challenges (see
Required Competencies
    Excellent written and oral communication skills, including evidence of the ability to teach, inspire, and mentor studentsEffective interpersonal skills, including the ability to collaborate effectively with faculty, staff, and studentsAbility to work with and engage diverse students and colleagues within and outside the Department of MathematicsAbility to adapt to current methods of teaching, including online delivery
Minimum Requirements
  • Earned PhD in Statistics, Applied Statistics, Biostatistics, or Data Science (with emphasis in statistics) by August 15, 2022
  • Successful completion of criminal history records check

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. 

Preferred Qualifications
    Teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate levelExperience teaching statistics with a focus on applications in data scienceEvidence of research potential such as a record of peer-reviewed publications in quality journalsResearch interests aligned with UND’s Grand ChallengesExperience arranging industrial internships for studentsExperience mentoring students in industrial internships and supervising student projects/independent studies
Minimum Hiring SalarySalary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Work Schedule/Start DatePosition is full-time and benefitted.  Initial contract extends from August 16, 2022 to May 15, 2023. Summer teaching may be available but is neither guaranteed nor required.

To ApplyFor full consideration, applications must be received by December 1, 2021 and include the following materials:

    Cover letterProfessional vita or resuméUnofficial copies of all college transcripts,A 1-2 page statement outlining teaching experience, teaching philosophy, and student outreach and mentoring activitiesA 1-2 page statement of the candidate’s research plans.  The plans may include reference to completed work if appropriate but should be forward looking.Three letters of reference addressing qualifications for this position

Position is open until filled.

Questions can be directed to the Department Chair, Dr. Gerri Dunnigan at [email protected].

Additional Information

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All information listed in this position announcement will be used by Human Resources, the Hiring Department, and EO/Title IX for screening, interviewing and selection purposes.

Confidentiality of Application Materials

Pursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three finalists who will be invited to campus.

EEO Statement

The University of North Dakota is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or other protected characteristic. Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status as part of the application process. This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.

Veteran’s Preference

Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 or NGB 22 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.

Clery Statement

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of North Dakota publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report includes the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, as well as three years of crime statistics for our campus. As a prospective employee, you are entitled to a copy of this report. The report and statistical data can be found online at You may also request a paper copy of the report from the UND Police Department located at 3851 Campus Road, Grand Forks, ND, 58202.

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