Mathematics & Statistics, University of Calgary

Position ID: 1188-STAT [#11881]
Position Title: Limited Term Instructor, Statistics with Data Science
Position Type: Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4, Canada [map]
Subject Area: Statistics with Data Science
Application Deadline: 2018/05/07 finished (posted 2018/04/05, finished 2018/11/11, listed until 2018/05/07)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The University of Calgary invites applications for a two-year limited term position at the Instructor level in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, beginning July 1, 2018 or later. The Department is seeking outstanding candidates with a passion for teaching and teaching innovation.

Duties include teaching a range of undergraduate statistics courses ranging from introductory level courses in statistics to third and fourth year courses taken by our program majors. Graduate level teaching may be possible in areas that support the data science initiative through statistical learning and computational statistics skills. Participation in curriculum development and administrative duties, and active support for our undergraduate program including mentoring and inspiring students in the subject material is expected. Qualifications include: a PhD in Mathematical Statistics, Applied Statistics or BioStatistics or an equivalent terminal degree; a demonstrated passion for teaching and innovation at the university level; a strong interest in research areas in alignment with those of the faculty members in the department, as well as facility with the use of technology in classroom instruction.

Evidence of teaching excellence is required and may include documentation of teaching awards, contributions to curriculum development, peer evaluation of teaching ability and student feedback on teaching.

The following link: to the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning provides information and expectations for teaching dossiers. The materials should demonstrate those areas of statistics and data science to which the applicant can readily contribute.

Interested candidates should submit by email a single PDF file containing a cover letter that details Canadian Residency status, the curriculum vitae, summary of research interests, a teaching philosophy statement, as well as contact information of three referees to by May 7, 2018, or mail to:

The Search Committee Mathematics and Statistics, Faculty of Science University of Calgary 2500 University Drive NW Calgary, Alberta CANADA T2N 1N4. Phone: 403-220-5210, Fax: 403-282-5150, Email:

The closing date for applications is May 7, 2018, or until the positions have been filled.

Details about the Department of Mathematics and Statistics are available through the department’s web page at

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

Additional Information To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Science visit Careers in the Faculty of Science. About the University of Calgary The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit About Calgary, Alberta Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and has been named one of the world's most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.

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:
The Search Committee
Mathematics and Statistics, Faculty of Science
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta CANADA T2N 1N4

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