University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, School of Statistics

Position ID: 2093-2ASSTPROF [#12362, 325807]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, United States [map]
Subject Area: Statistics
Application Deadline: 2018/11/10 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2018/08/24, finished 2019/05/12)
Position Description:    

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The School of Statistics in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities invites applications for two full­-time, tenure-track positions to begin fall semester 2019 (08/26/2019). Appointments will be 100% time over the nine-month academic year (late-­August to late-­May), and salary is competitive. Appointments will be made at the rank of tenure-­track assistant professor, depending on qualifications and experience, and consistent with collegiate and University policy.


Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Statistics or a closely related field is required by start date of the appointment.

Preferred Qualifications: College/university­-level teaching experience is preferred.

Candidates will be evaluated according to the overall quality of their academic preparation and scholarly work, evidence of research ability, evidence of commitment to teaching and skills as a teacher, and strength of recommendations.

About the Job

Faculty in the School of Statistics in the College of Liberal Arts are expected to maintain an active research program in statistics, develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses, advise undergraduate and graduate students, and contribute service appropriate for the rank of the appointment to the department, college, University, and profession.

The Standards for Promotion and Tenure in the School of Statistics are available at:

The Workload Principles and Guidelines for Regular Faculty in the College of Liberal Arts are available at:

About the Department

The School of Statistics is a leading center of statistical practice, education, and research. There are currently 19 full­-time faculty members and one joint faculty member with Psychology. The School offers B.A., B.S., M.S., and Ph. D. degree programs, and has approximately 270 undergraduate majors and approximately 115 graduate students. Several of the school’s faculty members are affiliated with the M.S. in Data Science degree program. The school also directs the Institute for Research on Statistics and its Applications (IRSA), which facilitates interdisciplinary research involving statistics and data science. For more information, please visit the School’s website,

About the College

Established in 1868, the College of Liberal Arts supports the University of Minnesota's land­ grant mission as home to disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. The College of Liberal Arts values diverse cultures, experiences, and perspectives as key to innovation and excellent education. For more information, visit

The College of Liberal Arts is committed to intellectual freedom, the pursuit of new knowledge, and the belief that the liberal arts are the foundation of academic learning. CLA prepares students to be independent and original thinkers, innovators in their chosen fields; to create meaning in their lives and in their life's work; and to become productive citizens and leaders in their communities and the world.

About the University

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

How to Apply

All applicants must apply online at Reference job posting ID# 325807.

To be considered for these positions, please click on "Apply" and follow the instructions. You will be given an opportunity to complete an online application and attach a cover letter and curriculum vitae. Additional documents must be attached by accessing your “My Activities” page, and can be attached after submission of the application by exiting and re-entering the Job Center, accessing your “My Activities” page (in the top list of hyperlinks), and uploading documents there.

The following materials must be attached to your online application: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) research statement, 4) teaching statement, and 5) a sample of your scholarly written work representing your disciplinary focus. In addition to the materials submitted online, please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to

The priority deadline for application materials is November 10, 2018. The positions will remain open until filled. Additional materials may be requested at a later date.

Please refer questions regarding the positions to the School of Statistics, 612­-625-­8046. For questions about the application system, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).


The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota shall provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U:

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

Background Check Information

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School of Statistics
224 Church St SE
313 Ford Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55455
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