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Lecturer or Assistant Teaching Professor of Statistics

Northern Arizona University

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Engineering & Mathematics, Mathematics, Statistics
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Lecturer or Assistant Teaching Professor of Statistics

Location: Mathematics & Statistics
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job ID: 606234
Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Workplace Culture

NAU is a community devoted to student success and sustained by an unshakable commitment to our shared mission, vision, and values. We—faculty, staff, and administrators—thrive by combining our efforts and working side by side to further NAU's culture of excellence.

Job Description

A nine-month academic year position in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the level of Lecturer or Assistant Teaching Professor with a focus in statistics. Responsibilities include teaching entry-level undergraduate statistics and mathematics courses. If appointed as Assistant Teaching Professor, in addition to the above, responsibilities may also include teaching advanced courses in statistics depending upon qualifications.

This position is non-tenure track, but renewable pending satisfactory job performance, availability of funding, and program needs.

NAU affirms the importance and critical need for diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ) in higher education and we seek to hire an individual with a record of or commitment to engagement with DEIJ in their professional endeavors.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Teaching experience at the college level.
  • For appointment at the rank of Lecturer, a Master's degree in statistics or related field expected by August 22, 2022.
  • For appointment at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor, a PhD in statistics expected by August 22, 2022.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates who have:
  • Completed Master's or Doctorate degree in statistics at the time of application;
  • Strong academic record in statistics;
  • A record of teaching at the college level that includes being an instructor of record for at least two different statistics or mathematics courses.
  • Ability to teach a wide variety of courses.
  • Evidence of high-quality teaching and commitment to student success.
  • Record of engagement with or commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in higher education.
  • One or more of the following:
    • Interest or experience in teaching or coordinating multi-section courses.
    • Interest or experience in mentoring undergraduate research.
    • Interest or experience in advancing curricular excellence through: improving pedagogy; developing courses or curriculum; or otherwise engaging in the scholarship of teaching and learning.

General Information

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics has 36 permanent faculty and offers bachelors' degrees in mathematics, secondary mathematics education, and data science; masters' degrees in mathematics, mathematics education, and statistics; and graduate certificates in applied statistics and teaching introductory community college mathematics.

Northern Arizona University is a 29,569-student institution with its main campus in Flagstaff, a four-season community of about 70,000 at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks. NAU's emphasis on undergraduate education is enhanced by its graduate programs and research as well as distance learning. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes.

The university is committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment.

For information about diversity, access, and equity at NAU, see the Center for University Access and Inclusion webpage.

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

As of 12/10/21, the Safer Federal Workforce employee vaccination requirement is currently suspended pending the outcome of a federal court-issued injunction. This injunction has suspended the recent executive order issued by President Biden requiring all employees of federal contractors to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. For current status of the vaccine requirement and/or questions, please visit FAQs for Employee Vaccination Requirement.

Background Information

Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check. Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States. Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an Annual Security Report. The report is a result of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the Fire Safety Report is combined with the Annual Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus as this campus has on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities. If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.


Commensurate with experience and qualifications.


This is a Faculty (FAC) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or the Optional Retirement Program (ORP); sick leave accruals and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is available at the NAU HR benefits page. Faculty are hired on a contract basis, renewable according to terms of the Conditions of Faculty Service. Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). Employees will have 31 days from date of hire to enroll in benefits, and their benefits will then be effective the first day of the pay period following their completed enrollment. If a new employee chooses the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) retirement option, participation in the ASRS Plan (and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it) will begin on the first of the pay period following 183 days of employment. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP; an alternative to the ASRS plan) will begin to participate on the first day of employment. The long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period following 90 days of employment. More information about NAU benefits is available at the NAU HR benefits page.

Immigration Suppt/Sponsorship

NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position.

Submission Deadline

This vacancy will be open until filled or closed. Review of applications will begin on May 13, 2022.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button at the end of the job description if viewing this position through the NAU HR website. Otherwise, to view the original post and to apply, proceed to, follow the 'Faculty and Administrator Openings' link, locate vacancy 606234, and then "Apply" at the bottom of the page.

For consideration for this position, submit:

(1) a letter of application addressing the job description and qualifications;

(2) a curriculum vitae;

(3) statement describing personal teaching philosophy;

(4) statement describing desired future career path;

(5) a description of your values, experiences, and training with DEIJ. Address past and future plans for the integration of DEIJ into your teaching, research, and service, and the impact of that on students, the institution, your discipline, and the broader community. You may also wish to address your experience or plans for building a respectful and inclusive organizational climate, recruiting of marginalized people, and raising awareness of DEIJ issues;

(6) unofficial graduate transcripts;

(7) a summary of teaching evaluations (if available); and

(8) contact information for three references. At least one of the references should be able to address teaching.

If you have questions regarding the position, please send email to [email protected].

If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the HR website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

FLSA Status

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

EEO is the Law Poster and Supplements

NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.

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Northern Arizona University (NAU) is a public university offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees of high quality and societal value.  Students are at the center of the NAU experience, which is guided by a dedicated and distinguished faculty committed to teaching, individual engagement, and research excellence.

Our educational programs are designed to prepare our students for personal and professional success after graduation.

Whether they earn their degrees at our historic Flagstaff campus, regionally throughout Arizona, or online, we prepare our students to achieve their human potential in ways that serve the state, the region, the nation, and the world.

If you can see yourself as part of a university community dedicated to its students and their success, NAU might be the right fit for you.

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