Reed College

920 17106Position ID: Reed-STATS [#17106]
Position Title: Visiting Faculty Position in Statistics
Position Type: Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Portland, Oregon 97202, United States [map]
Subject Area: Statistics
Application Deadline: 2021/02/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2020/12/22, listed until 2021/04/04)
Position Description:    

*** the list date or deadline for this position has passed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

Reed College invites applications for a visiting faculty position in statistics to start in Fall of the 2021-2022 academic year. The college is hiring a one-year visitor and potentially a two-year visitor too. The successful candidate will teach the equivalent of five semester courses per year, supervise senior theses, and participate in pedagogical and curricular discussions related to our growing statistics and data science program.

Ideally applicants should have a Ph.D. in statistics or biostatistics and be committed to excellence in teaching statistics. Candidates with degrees in fields outside of statistics will be considered if they have sufficient training in statistics and have data analysis experience. Proficiency with the statistical software package R is required. We welcome applications from individuals who may have had nontraditional career paths or who have achieved excellence in statistical careers outside of academia.

Applications should include:
  • A CV.
  • A cover letter that addresses (at a minimum):
    • The candidate’s training in statistics if they do not have a Ph.D. in statistics or biostatistics.
    • The candidate’s prior experience with the statistical software program, R.

  • A diversity statement that addresses:
    • How the candidate’s teaching, scholarship, mentoring, and/or community service might support Reed’s commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in the College’s diversity statement ( Reed College is a community that believes that cultural diversity is essential to the excellence of our academic program.

  • A teaching statement that addresses:
    • The candidate’s goals and practices regarding teaching statistics.
    • What Reed statistics classes the candidate would be interested in teaching. (The potential courses include Math 141, Math 241, Math 243, Math 343, Math 344, Math 345, Math 391, and Math 392. Descriptions can be found here:

  • A research statement that addresses:
    • The candidate’s research interests within statistics and data science.
    • Two senior thesis project ideas based on the candidate’s experience or research. More information on the Reed senior thesis can be found here:

  • Three letters of recommendation, at least one should address teaching.
Located in Portland, OR, Reed is a distinguished liberal arts college with 1400 students that offers a demanding academic program to bright and dedicated undergraduates. The statistics program consists of a vibrant and welcoming group of faculty, staff, and students. The College has a long tradition of exceptional visiting faculty, and seeks to provide its visitors with the generous professional development support, benefits, and institutional resources commensurate to their significant contribution to our curriculum and intellectual culture.

Applications must be submitted through the MathJobs website. An Equal Opportunity Employer, Reed values diversity and encourages applications from underrepresented groups. Applications received by February 1st will receive full consideration.

Please send any questions to the search committee at We welcome questions related to our statistics courses, statistics senior theses, curriculum adjustments due to COVID-19, or anything else related to the position.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Reed College
3203 SE Woodstock Blvd.
Portland OR 97202

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