Augsburg University, Mathematics

189 10897Position ID: Augsburg-STATS [#10897]
Position Title: Augsburg University, Assistant Professor of Statistics (Tenure-Track Position)
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454, United States [map]
Subject Area: statistics
Starting Date: 2018/08/15
Application Deadline: 2017/10/30help popup finished (2017/09/29, finished 2018/05/06, listed until 2018/03/29)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science at Augsburg University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in the statistics program to begin August 15, 2018. A PhD in Biostatistics, Applied Statistics, or Statistics is expected (completed by starting date). Review of applications will begin October 30, 2017 and will continue as needed until the search is concluded.

The statistics program stresses active learning and cooperates closely with other disciplines such as Mathematics, Computer Science, Business, and the Sciences. Students may earn the Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics with a focus in Statistics or also a minor in Statistics. We have a strong commitment to applied statistics and mathematics. We work with local businesses and nonprofit organizations on projects. Our students regularly engage in research with our faculty and present at regional and national conferences. See for more information about faculty/student research opportunities and programs. Our location in Minneapolis allows for engagement and fruitful collaboration with statisticians and colleagues at the many colleges and universities in the Twin Cities as well as local research labs, government organizations, and industry (which includes many Fortune 500 companies).

Interested candidates should have primary teaching and research interests in biostatistics, applied statistics, or statistics. Preference will be given to teacher-scholars who are committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching and contributing, through teaching, service, and research, to a richly diverse community of learners. The teaching load is three courses per semester and includes both introductory and advanced classes. Additional responsibilities include student advising, engaging in service activities within the department, the University, and the profession. Production of peer-reviewed scholarship is expected.

To apply for this position, go to and upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript, list of courses taught (or teaching-related experiences), teaching philosophy, research statement, and three professional references. One of the references must address teaching.

Cover letters should include a statement of:
● Commitment to teaching statistics at the undergraduate level;
● Interest in Augsburg University or its location in the Twin Cities; and
● Expertise or experience with public health, environmental science, or social justice issues, if any.

For full consideration, candidates must also complete the University application at As part of the University online application process, you will be required to provide the names of three professional references. Reference letters should be uploaded to If your application advances in this search, you will be notified prior to Augsburg contacting your references.

Among the distinctive features of the University are its deep dedication to civic and community engagement, robust undergraduate research programs, and a strong belief in the integration of liberal arts and professional studies across all programs. The University’s commitment to the local neighborhood and the world is enhanced through the work of four signature centers: the Christensen Center for Vocation, the Center for Global Education, the Sabo Center for Citizenship and Learning, and the Strommen Center for Meaningful Work. Augsburg’s commitment to diversity is reflected in the student body: for the past four years, students of color comprised nearly 40 percent of the incoming first-year class. With approximately 1,000 students living on campus, Augsburg engages students in a wide range of co-curricular activities, including NCAA Division III intercollegiate athletics. At both undergraduate and graduate levels, students actively engage in international travel and intercultural experiences that broaden their view of the world and deepen their engagement in it.

Augsburg's main campus is located in the vibrant Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis, one of the most diverse areas in the Twin Cities. The University of Minnesota West Bank campus and one of the city’s largest medical complexes are adjacent to Augsburg; the Mississippi River and the Seven Corners Theatre district are just a few blocks away. In addition to its Minneapolis campus, Augsburg has a vibrant branch campus in Rochester, the fastest growing city in Minnesota and headquarters of the Mayo Health System. In addition to these locations, Augsburg owns and operates international sites in Mexico, Guatemala, and Namibia.

Augsburg University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and nine graduate degrees to approximately 4,000 students of diverse backgrounds. With a student/faculty ratio of 15:1, the university focuses on close personal interaction with faculty and experiential education opportunities on campus and in the community. An Augsburg education is defined by excellence in the liberal arts and professional studies, guided by the faith and values of the Lutheran church, and shaped by its urban and global settings. See more at

Augsburg is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. Successful candidates will have demonstrated abilities working in an academic community committed to intentional diversity. Candidates are thus encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that demonstrate these competencies.

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:
Augsburg University
2211 Riverside Ave.
CB 136
Minneapolis, MN 55454

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