Job: Assistant Professor of Statistics

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Posted: 10/06/2017

Job Status: Full Time

Job Description

JOB DETAILS

Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Statistics, to begin August 20, 2018. We are seeking a dynamic individual committed to undergraduate teaching.

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum / Required

  • PhD in statistics or related field required by August 2018 (all areas of statistical expertise will be considered)

Highly Desired

  • Evidence of teaching ability
  • Strong interest in teaching undergraduate courses
  • Strong interest in supporting students pursuing a career in Actuarial Science and/or Data Science
  • Interest in involving students in research 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Teach an average of 12 credit hours of coursework each semester in lower and upper level courses in statistics and occasionally lower-level courses in mathematics; if desired, teaching lower-level computer science courses might be available. Involvement in curriculum development; research and scholarly activity; academic advisement; course and program assessment of student learning; and service to the department and the university are expected along with other duties as assigned by the department chair.

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

The Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science Department has 27 full-time members, a strong tradition of excellence in teaching, and a growing program of scholarship and research in mathematics, computer science, statistics, and related areas. The department received the 2008 University of Wisconsin System Regents Teaching Excellence Award for Academic Departments and Programs. The department is committed to student-centered and technology-enhanced instruction. Technology usage includes students working on laptops in the classroom, web enhancements (e.g., course management and on-line homework systems), and interactive distance education courses. Faculty members involve undergraduate students in research and the department has hosted an NSF-sponsored REU site in Mathematics in the past. In May 2016, the department actively contributed to UW-Stout’s hosting of the National Science Olympiad tournament.

The department offers all the core courses necessary for the Applied Mathematics and Computer Science (~185 students) and Computer Science (~190 students) programs as well as coursework supporting five Engineering programs (~365 students). There is a long-standing concentration in Actuarial Science available under the Applied Mathematics and Computer Science program. The department also provides service courses (in all three disciplines: statistics, mathematics, and computer science) for the numerous programs within the university. Typical statistics class size is about 35 students. The department has recently launched a Master's Degree in Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Some opportunities for teaching statistics to graduate students (both from the Master's in Industrial & Applied Math and from several other programs) will be available occasionally. Department Website: http://www.uwstout.edu/mscs/

CAMPUS INFORMATION

The University of Wisconsin-Stout offers a rich, dynamic and collaborative environment in which to work and grow. A member of the University of Wisconsin system, UW-Stout is unique within the system--it is named after its founder, James Huff Stout, and holds the distinction of being Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, a designation which highlights our combination of applied learning, real-world experiences and a solid liberal arts foundation.

UW-Stout offers 48 undergraduate and 26 graduate degrees, including two terminal degrees. Student enrollment is just over 9,500.

UW-Stout faculty enjoy opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration, state-of-the-art facilities, and a modern digital environment. UW-Stout values innovative approaches to solving problems in society and industry, and faculty are encouraged to maintain strong ties and seek collaborative projects within their disciplines and industries.

All undergraduate students participating in traditional, on campus-based programs are issued laptops. Faculty use the university’s online course delivery system and must be available for online interactions and/or alternate time frames for teaching. Faculty members teach, advise students, conduct research, assess student learning and engage in service activities.

Menomonie, Wisconsin, is a town of 16,000 located in the beautiful Chippewa River Valley, 25 miles west of Eau Claire and 60 miles east of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul.

More information about the UW-Stout community and region: http://www.uwstout.edu/about/community.cfm. Facts and data about the university:  http://www.uwstout.edu/about/facts.cfm.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan.

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout is committed to inclusive excellence and is actively seeking applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans and individuals with disabilities. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, employment will be contingent upon a criminal background check.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in their online application, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

For campus safety information and crime statistics visit: http://www.uwstout.edu/police/clery.cfm

Application Instructions

TO APPLY

Submit the following items at http://www.MathJobs.org

Required application materials:

  • Cover letter specifically addressing how you meet the minimum and highly desired qualifications
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Unofficial copies of undergraduate & graduate transcripts (Note: Official transcripts required at time of hire)
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Statement of research interests
  • Names and contact information (including telephone numbers) for a minimum of three (3) professional references
  • Three letters of recommendation with at least one addressing teaching ability

 Your online application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed. Screening of applications will begin on November 27, 2017 and may continue until the position is filled. 

It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.

For questions regarding this position or recruitment, please contact:

Search Chair: Dr. Ayub Hossain
Phone: 715-232-1492
Email: hossain@uwstout.edu

If you need assistance with the online application process, please contact:

Search Coordinator: Ms. Becky Simonson
Phone: 715-232-2391
Email: simonsonb@uwstout.edu

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