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Position TitleAssistant Professor of Statistics

Company Information

Montana State University is a land-grant institution committed to higher achievement in research. The Department of Mathematical Sciences has a lively research culture, including PhD and MS programs in Statistics and Mathematics, and a new MS in Data Science. The faculty in the department is comprised of three disciplinary groups: Statistics, Mathematics, and Mathematics Education. The Statistics group has research interests in many areas of Statistics including Biostatistics, Bayesian methods, Environmental and Ecological Statistics, Multivariate Statistics, Spatial and Spatiotemporal analysis, Sports analytics, Statistics Education, Design of Experiments, and Response Surface methodology.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Montana State University (MSU) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Statistics, to begin August 2020. We seek candidates who are broadly trained in statistical theory, methods, and data analysis, and who have a commitment to excellence in teaching. We are interested in candidates with research in any area of applied Statistics including, but not limited to, Biostatistics, Environmental and Ecological Statistics, Psychometrics, Social Science Statistics, Statistical Computing, or Stochastic Processes.

Duties include research, teaching, and service.

- A commitment to excellence in teaching and an active research program are essential. We are particularly interested in candidates with research in Biostatistics, Environmental and Ecological Statistics, Psychometrics, Social Science Statistics, Statistical Computing, or Stochastic Processes. However, strong candidates from any specialty area in Statistics are encouraged to apply.

- Instructional responsibilities include teaching lower division, upper division, and graduate courses in Statistics as well as advising undergraduate and graduate students. Responsibilities may also include supervising lower division Statistics courses.

- Service includes department, college, and university committee work, consulting with university scientists, and participation in local and national professional organizations.

Position Qualifications

Required qualifications:

1. Ph.D. in Statistics, Biostatistics, or equivalent.

2. Broad training in statistical theory, methods, and data analysis.
3. Evidence of research potential in Statistics.
4. Evidence of effectiveness in teaching, including the potential to advise graduate and undergraduate research.

Preferred qualifications:

1. Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching.
2. Demonstrated ability to maintain a research program and advise graduate students.
3. Broad experience in using statistical inference.
4. Interest and experience in collaborating with researchers in other scientific disciplines.
5. Interest and experience in curriculum development of undergraduate and graduate courses in Statistics.
6. Research program in Biostatistics, Environmental and Ecological Statistics, Psychometrics, Social Science Statistics, Statistical Computing, or Stochastic Processes.
7. Potential for and interest in working with and engaging diverse students and colleagues within and outside the Department of Mathematical Sciences.

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