University of Missouri-Kansas City, Mathematics and Statistics

Position ID: 1748-APS [#15047]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Statistics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Kansas City, Missouri 64110, United States [map]
Subject Area: Statistics
Application Deadline: 2019/12/15help popup (posted 2019/10/29, listed until 2020/04/29)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of Statistics to start August 2020. The successful candidate is expected to establish a solid research program that includes seeking external funding and advising doctoral students, to provide effective teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level, and to provide service to the department and the university. We especially encourage applications from candidates who will contribute, through their research, teaching, and service, to the diversity and excellence of UMKC and the broader STEM community.

The University of Missouri-Kansas City is a public research institution, situated at the heart of a thriving and diverse urban area, with a strong economy, a buzzing culture and arts scene, excellent schools, numerous recreational amenities, and affordable cost of living. The university is currently pursuing exciting initiatives to support data science education, with a focus on medical bioinformatics and big data analytics. The successful candidate is expected to strengthen the engagement of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics with these initiatives.

A Ph.D. in Statistics or a closely related field and successful teaching experience at college level.

We are interested in applicants who have foundational training in statistical computing, methods, and theory. We are particularly interested in someone who can foster interdisciplinary efforts with existing applied mathematics and statistics research teams in our department and the university at large. The applicants should have the potential to build interdisciplinary connections and collaborative interactions with local industry, and are experienced to teach graduate and undergraduate statistics courses.

Full-time, tenure-track, benefit eligible, 9-month contract to begin September 2020.

Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Review of applications begins December 15, 2019 and continues until the position is filled.

To apply, please combine all application materials (cover letter, full curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, research description and plans, and contact information for three references) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document with a maximum size of 11MB and upload online at as your resume attachment. Limit the document name to 50 characters and do not include any special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.). Please also arrange for the three official letters of reference to be sent to Chair, Search Committee via email to . At least one of the letters needs to address teaching. We encourage applicants to include evidence of effective teaching, such as teaching evaluations, in their application. For more information about the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and UMKC, please visit

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University of Missouri-Kansas city
Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics
206 Haag Hall
5120 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, Missouri 64110
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