University of Wyoming, Mathematics

1533 15209Position ID: 1533-ASSTPROF [#15209, 19004861]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Location: Laramie, Wyoming 82071, United States [map]
Application Deadline: (posted 2019/11/14, listed until 2020/02/14)
Position Description:    

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Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Statistics

The Department of Mathematics & Statistics at the University of Wyoming (UW) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor, though high quality candidates at other ranks are invited to apply. This position is set to begin August 2020.

The department maintains active research groups in Analysis, Algebra & Combinatorics, Computational & Applied Mathematics, and Statistics. The Statistics group has expertise in Bayesian statistics, experimental design, hierarchical models, joint modeling, mathematical statistics, mixed models, sampling, spatial data analysis, statistics education, survival analysis as well as research applications in the areas of biology, ecology, engineering, health, medicine, and social science.

The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to conduct high level research, obtain extramural funding, work collaboratively with other scientists, and teach a variety of courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. A competitive startup and salary package will be provided to the successful candidate.

Minimum Qualifications

A PhD in Statistics or closely related field is required by the start of the appointment date. Both teaching and research are important at the University of Wyoming, and the position requires dedication and proficiency in both areas.

Desired Qualifications

Preference will be given to those applicants with:
  • Expertise in statistics and statistical methodologies,
  • Superb communication skills,
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching,
  • Proficiency in statistical consulting,
  • Potential for obtaining extramural funding,
  • Capability in interdisciplinary research,
  • Development of a research program that addresses the needs of the department.

Required Materials

Applicants must complete the online UW application. A complete application will include the following documents uploaded as a single file:
  • A cover letter,
  • A curriculum vitae,
  • A teaching statement addressing how associated strategies, pedagogies, and successes will enhance departmental instruction,
  • A research statement making the case that the research program of the applicant will supplement or elevate the research conducted by the department.
Select applicants will be asked to arrange for three letters of recommendation (at least one of which addresses teaching) to be sent separately to Applications will be reviewed starting December 1, 2019. Please contact with questions.


The university has state of the art facilities and is a cultural center in the state of Wyoming. The university is located in Laramie, which is a town of about 30000 located on a high plain at 7200 feet between the Laramie and Snowy Range mountain ranges. The area has more than 300 days of sunshine a year with outdoor activities that include skiing, hiking, camping, bicycling, fishing, and climbing. Laramie is approximately 1 hour from Colorado near many of many major cities and university communities, including Fort Collins, Boulder, and Denver.

Hiring Statement

The University of Wyoming is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law and University policy. To review the EEO is the Law Poster and its Supplement, please see The Diversity & Fairness page.

Pursuant to Wyoming State law, W.S. 19-14-102, as amended, an honorably discharged veteran who has been a resident of the state of Wyoming for one (1) year or more at any time prior to the date when the veteran applies for employment, or any surviving spouse who was married to such veteran at the time of the veteran’s death, who is receiving federal survivor benefits based on the veteran’s military service and is applying for employment, shall receive an interview preference during the applicant screening process with the University of Wyoming. At the time of application the applicant must possess the business capacity, competency, education or other qualifications required for the position. If disabilities do not materially interfere with performance of job duties, disabled veterans will be given preference over able-bodied veterans. Appropriate documentation of veteran status must be provided at time of application as outlined in the application process. No preference will be given to a veteran currently employed by a public department.

We conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of the background check.

Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and selection process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need.

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Contact: Lori Dockter, 307-766-6546, 307-766-6838 (fax)
Postal Mail:
University of Wyoming
Department of Mathematics & Statistics
Dept. 3036
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071
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