University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Department of Mathematics

Position ID: UWWhitewater-STAT [#13410, 15077]
Position Title: Assistant Professor - Statistics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Whitewater, Wisconsin 53190-1790, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Statistics/Actuarial Science
Application Deadline: 2019/01/31 finished (2018/12/18, finished 2019/05/01, listed until 2019/06/18)
Position Description:    

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Job Title: Tenure-Track Faculty Position – Statistics (Department of Mathematics)
Official Title: Assistant Professor
Job ID: 15077
Location: UW-Whitewater, Whitewater, WI
Full/Part-time: Full-time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Attention: 
The Department of Mathematics in the College of Letters and Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater invites applications for one full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning August 21, 2019.

Job Details:
The successful candidate will be able to teach courses in statistics and mathematics. The candidate will also be expected to pursue an active research agenda that engages undergraduate students, results in publications, and contributes to advancing the department, university, the profession, and society. The candidate will also be expected to participate in service activities and embrace the principles of diversity and inclusion as a member of the university community.

Qualifications:
An earned doctorate or ABD (with expectation of completion by August 21, 2019) in statistics or the mathematical sciences in any area related to statistics or actuarial science. (ABD candidates who do not complete their degree by August 21, 2019 will be hired on a one-year contract with the understanding that their degree will be completed before January 2020 in advance of their first scheduled review.) A commitment to excellence in teaching with an emphasis on promoting the success of undergraduate students, clear evidence of scholarly potential, commitment to working with diverse populations and serving as an active member of the university community, and effective oral and written communication skills are required. 

Preferences: Ability to teach courses in the department’s Statistics and Actuarial Science emphases. Potential for interdisciplinary research​ and ability to promote undergraduate research.

Responsibilities:
Responsibilities include teaching 12 undergraduate credits per semester from courses in statistics and mathematics. In addition to teaching duties, the successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of scholarly activity, and to participate in service activities including, but not limited to, advising students, committee service at the departmental, college, and university levels, program assessment, and curriculum development. 

Department Information:
The UW-Whitewater Department of Mathematics is one of fourteen departments in the College of Letters and Sciences. The college offers nearly sixty majors and minors, as well as nine pre-professional programs. More information about the college can be found at http://www.uww.edu/cls

The Department of Mathematics offers a mathematics major with emphases in statistics, actuarial science, applied mathematics, pure mathematics, and secondary education. More information regarding the programs offered can be found at http://uww-public.courseleaf.com/undergraduate/letters-sciences/mathematics/#text. More information on the department, it’s faculty and students can be found at http://www.uww.edu/cls/departments/math.

Campus Information:
UW-Whitewater (http://www.uww.edu) is the largest regional comprehensive university within the UW System and enjoys a reputation as a high quality residential campus located near the scenic Kettle Moraine State Forest in southeastern Wisconsin. UW-W is situated on 400 acres of land and has an annual budget of more than $219 million. UW-W is located in the community of Whitewater, which has 14,622 residents and is within convenient driving distance to the metropolitan areas of Madison, Milwaukee and Chicago. The university enrolls more than 12,000 students in 50 majors housed within four academic colleges. UW-Whitewater also offers 16 master’s degrees and a Doctorate in Business Administration. The university’s strategic plan can be found at: http://www.uww.edu/strategic-plan. It has a special mission within the UW System to serve students with disabilities and, as such, embraces the principles of university design and is one of the most accessible campuses in the state. UW-Whitewater is a Division III NCAA university and member of WIAC (http://wiacsports.com). The campus has over 200 student organizations and is a vital economic engine for southeastern Wisconsin.

UW-W is committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse campus environment, building a diverse faculty and staff with expertise and interest in serving students with diverse needs, backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities and other distinct characteristics in respectful, sensitive and understanding ways. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans.

Organization Information:
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is part of the 26-campus University of Wisconsin System (https://www.wisconsin.edu).

Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(b) provides that applicants may indicate in writing that their identity should be kept confidential. In response to a public records request, the University will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(a).

UW-Whitewater requires criminal background checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment.

For UW-W campus safety information and crime statistics, see http://www.uww.edu/annual-safety-report or call the Dean of Students Office at 262/472-1533 for a paper copy. 

Special Notes:
UW-Whitewater embraces the teacher-scholar model. New faculty are provided with additional resources to ensure a strong start in their teaching and research activities. A first-year professional development program is also provided to all new faculty, including participation in ACUE’s Course in Effective Teaching Practices (http://acue.org). UW-Whitewater embraces AAC&U’s LEAP principles (http://www.uww.edu/leap) and emphasizes student, staff, and faculty participation in High-Impact Practices (http://www.aacu.org/resources/high-impact-practices). The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (http://www.uww.edu/orsp) provides support for faculty scholarly and creative activities as well as other opportunities to apply for reassigned time and/or other resources to support research activities. UW-Whitewater faculty and staff also have access to technology transfer and research resources provided by WiSys (http://www.wisys.org).

To Ensure Consideration:
Complete applications received by January 31, 2019 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in phone and/or online screening interviews and/or on campus interviews.

For questions regarding the position please contact:

Khyam Paneru
Assistant Professor
262-472-3583
paneruk@uww.edu
 

      To Apply:
Only complete application packages will be considered. A complete application credential packet consists of (as a single PDF):

  • A letter of application;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Reflective statement of teaching philosophy;
  • Research statement;
  • Copies of unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts (official transcripts will be required if offered the position); AND
  • Names and contact information for three (3) references. 

In addition, three current letters of recommendation including at least one which evaluates teaching effectiveness must be sent to Dr. Khyam Paneru at mathstat@uww.edu by the referees directly. Please include the candidate’s name in the subject line.

To apply and submit these documents please visit http://www.uww.edu/employment/academic-staff-instructional/posting?listing=1761. Click on the appropriate link located at the bottom of the job posting: UW-Whitewater External Applicants or UW-Whitewater Internal Applicants. This Job ID is: 15077.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact us at 262/472-1024 or hrstudent@uww.edu.


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Contact: Khyam Paneru, (262) 472-3583, 262-472-1372 (fax)
Email:
Postal Mail:
Angela Harlan, Chair
Department of Mathematics
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
800 W Main St
Whitewater, WI 53190-1790

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