Tenure Track Faculty Position in Statistics Fall 2018, School of Science and Mathematics

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Positions: The School of Science and Mathematics at Truman State University is seeking applicants for at least one full-time tenure-track position in Statistics to begin August 2018. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Responsibilities: Successful candidates will provide classroom instruction in undergraduate statistics classes offered by the Department of Statistics, maintain scholarly activity consistent with the teacher-scholar model, serve on departmental and university committees, and perform other duties as assigned. Other duties could include advising, mentoring students in research, or curriculum development.

Required Qualifications: A doctoral degree in statistics or a closely related field with substantial coursework in statistics. Coursework or programming experience using R Statistical Software is required. ABD (with Master’s Degree) will be considered with completion by the date of employment.

Applicants will be evaluated on:

  • Academic qualifications and previous relevant experience
  • Skill and background with modern statistical software (including R) and other data science tools, although all statistical specialties are welcome to apply.
  • Ability to teach multiple undergraduate courses taught within the department (including Fundamentals of Data Science, Basic Statistics, Statistical Computing, Visualization, and applied statistics courses such as ANOVA and Regression.)
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness or potential teaching excellence
  • Evidence of potential for research activity consistent with the teacher-scholar model
  • Evidence of strong oral, writing, and interpersonal skills
  • Desire and ability to support Truman’s liberal arts mission both within and outside the department

Salary:  Salary and rank commensurate with experience; Truman offers an attractive benefits package including life, health, and disability insurance, and partial reimbursement for moving expenses.

Program: In 2017, the Department of Statistics at Truman State University began offering an undergraduate Statistics Major, with applied, theoretical, and data science concentrations. The department currently has 9 full-time faculty members with a variety of specialties who support our major and campus-wide needs to over 1800 students annually. Minors in Statistics and Statistical Methods are offered by the department, with active support for a minor in Actuarial Science. More information about the department can be found at http://stat.truman.edu

The University: Truman State University is home to a vibrant educational community. The approximately 6,000 students who make up its student body are well prepared for the academic rigors of a highly selective university. More than 20 percent engage in significant undergraduate research and creative projects. Most gain leadership experience and nearly half go on to graduate or professional school within a year of earning a degree.   

Founded in 1867, Truman is known for its focus on student learning and outcomes and places an emphasis on high-impact experiences such as internships, research, and study abroad opportunities. Truman has the highest overall graduation rate among the state’s public colleges and universities. For more than two decades, Truman has been recognized as the No. 1 public university in the Midwest regional category by U.S. News & World Report. Washington Monthly has included Truman in the top five of its master’s university rankings in each of the past five years. For more information regarding additional rankings and acknowledgements, visit truman.edu/about.

The Community: Located in Northeast Missouri, Kirksville is a cultural and economic hub in the region. In addition to Truman, Kirksville is the birthplace of osteopathic medicine and has a medical school, dental school, and community college.  The Kirksville School District is consistently recognized for academic excellence, and the community takes pride in several annual events including the Red Barn Arts and Crafts Festival, the NEMO Triathlon, and the Red, White, and Blue Festival. Just a few minutes outside of town is beautiful Thousand Hills State Park with hiking and biking opportunities surrounding the 700-acre Forrest Lake.  Kirksville offers easy access by car to Kansas City, St. Louis, Chicago and Des Moines. Daily flights from Kirksville Regional Airport to St. Louis provide quick access to one of the Midwest’s major metropolitan areas. More information about Kirksville can be found at kirksvillechamber.com.  

Application: The application process is handled by the School of Science and Mathematics. Electronic submission of applications is required and must be completed at  http://employment.truman.edu.  Completed applications must include letter of application, a current vita listing all post-secondary degrees and significant employment experiences, a statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests and goals, copies of undergraduate and graduate college transcripts (official transcripts required prior to hiring), and three recent letters of reference describing recent evidence of the candidate’s qualifications for the position.

Review of files will begin November 20, 2017 and continue until a suitable candidate is hired. If hired, applicants must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States, official graduate transcripts, or documentation of degrees if transcripts are not available.

Questions about this position may be directed to Dr. Hyun-Joo Kim, Department of Statistics Chair, hjkim@truman.edu.

Truman State University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act; women and minority candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

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