Tenure Track Faculty Position in Statistics Fall 2019, School of Science and Mathematics

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Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Statistics

Truman State University

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 2019. 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 include advising, mentoring students in research, and/or curriculum development.

Required Qualifications:

  • A doctoral degree in statistics or a closely related field with substantial coursework in statistics —  ABD candidates (with expected completion at the date of employment,  and not later than within one year of employment) will be considered.
  • Coursework or programming experience using R Statistical Software.

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 will be considered,
  • ability to teach multiple undergraduate courses taught within the department (including Basic Statistics, data science/statistical computing courses, and applied undergraduate statistics courses such as ANOVA and Linear 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, and
  • ability and desire to support Truman’s liberal arts mission both within and outside the department.

Salary:  Salary commensurate with experience; Truman offers a 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 has 9 full-time faculty members with a variety of specialties who support our major and campus-wide needs to over 60 sections of statistics courses to 1800 students annually. We offer a Statistics Minor and actively support an Actuarial Science minor and other interdisciplinary areas. 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 FLATS Trail Half-Marathon, 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 Forest 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 can be completed at http://employment.truman.edu/. Completed applications must include a cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy which addresses the liberal arts, statement of research interests and goals, current CV, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and 3 recent letters of reference.

Review of applications will begin December 7, 2018 and will continue until the positions are filled. If hired, the applicant must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States and 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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