Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science, Macalester College

301 12950Position ID: Macalester-SPOSTDOC [#12950]
Position Title: Teaching Postdoc in Statistics
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: St. Paul, Minnesota 55105, United States [map]
Subject Area: Statistics
Application Deadline: 2018/12/10 finished (2018/10/24, finished 2019/04/15, listed until 2019/04/24)
Position Description:    

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

Macalester College invites applications for a two-year teaching postdoctoral position in Statistics to begin fall semester 2019. Candidates should have completed a Ph.D. in Statistics or Biostatistics. The position will have a reduced teaching load with a small number of course preparations.

Our department offers a major in Applied Mathematics and Statistics, with pathways in statistics and data science, as well as minors in Statistics and Data Science. We embrace the combined, collaborative nature of our Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science (MSCS) Department in which faculty and students collaborate across disciplines. MSCS is the largest department on campus in terms of enrollments, and in the graduating class of 2019 there are 120 MSCS majors (roughly 20% of the graduating class). Many of these students have interests in statistics and data science. Our faculty value pedagogical and curricular innovation, undergraduate research mentoring, and outreach to the vibrant Minneapolis and Saint Paul metropolitan community. The multidisciplinary environment in the department provides a rich and collegial setting for student education and faculty research.

The MSCS Department has five full-time statisticians and several other math and computer science faculty who contribute to the curriculum. The postdoc will participate in all aspects of the program, receive mentorship in teaching, curricular design, and research, and have opportunities to collaborate in research with students.

Applications should be submitted via We require 1) a cover letter describing your interest in Macalester and the ways in which you would contribute to our program, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) three letters of recommendation, 4) a teaching statement, 5) a research statement, and 6) graduate transcripts. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be addressed to MSCS Department Chair Tom Halverson (

Macalester College is a highly selective, private liberal arts college in the vibrant Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area, with a population of approximately three million people and home to numerous colleges and universities, including the University of Minnesota. Macalester’s diverse student body comprises over 2000 undergraduates from 49 states and the District of Columbia and over 90 nations. The College maintains a longstanding commitment to academic excellence with a special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society. As an Equal Opportunity employer supportive of affirmative efforts to achieve diversity among its faculty, Macalester College strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Further Info:
Dept. of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science
Macalester College
1600 Grand Ave.
Saint Paul, MN 55105

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