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Position TitleCoordinator, Associate or Full Professor in Statistics
The School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences is dedicated to providing quality instruction and research in the mathematical and statistical sciences. We embrace the challenge of teaching mathematics to students with a wide variety of backgrounds, abilities and needs.
The School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences (SoMSS) at Arizona State University invites applications for a tenured position (associate professor or professor, depending on experience) in statistics or applied statistics beginning in fall 2020. The Division of Statistics and Data Science is a semi-autonomous unit within SoMSS and currently contains eight tenured or tenure-track faculty members. The University intends to increase the size and scope of this program significantly within the next few years. The expanded statistics group will be expected to increase its basic and interdisciplinary research productivity and foster growth in its teaching programs. In addition, the Division of Statistics and Data Science will play a key role in a new undergraduate degree program in data science (along with applied mathematics and computer science) which is planned to start in fall 2020.
The essential duties of the position will be to conduct research in statistics and data science, provide high-quality teaching and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students and participate in appropriate professional service. SoMSS also seeks a candidate who will play a leadership role in guiding the Division of Statistics and Data Science’s planned growth.
The School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences (SoMSS, math.asu.edu) at ASU is currently home to about 60 tenured or tenure-track faculty members, 60 instructional faculty, 12 postdoctoral associates, 190 graduate students, 760 undergraduate student majors, and 20 staff members. The School offers bachelors, masters, and doctoral programs in statistics, applied mathematics, mathematics, and mathematics education, as well as undergraduate and masters programs in actuarial science. SoMSS also has strong interdisciplinary ties with university and community-based research and education initiatives. The breadth of the School's compass makes it nearly unique among large state-supported university math and statistics programs.
• An earned doctorate in statistics, mathematics or a closely related field, with research expertise in statistics
• A distinguished scholarly record appropriate for appointment as a tenured faculty member in SoMSS
• Demonstrated potential for an administrative leadership role in Division of Statistics and Data Science
• A distinguished scholarly record appropriate for appointment as a tenured full professor in SoMSS
• A proven record in leading some facet of an academic program in statistics
• The capacity to engage with faculty across a range of disciplines
• Evidence of excellent communication and organizational skills
• A commitment to cultivating and supporting a diverse faculty and student population.