Reed College

920 16029Position ID: Reed-STATSV [#16029]
Position Title: One-Year Visiting Faculty Position in Statistics
Position Type: Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Portland, Oregon 97202, United States [map]
Subject Area: Statistics
Application Deadline: finished (2020/06/29, finished 2020/12/18, listed until 2020/12/29)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed. ***

Reed College invites applications for a one-year visiting faculty position in statistics for the Fall 2020-Spring 2021 academic year. The successful candidate would teach the equivalent of five semester courses per year, supervise senior theses, and participate in pedagogical and curricular discussions related to our growing statistics and data science program.

Ideally applicants should have a Ph.D. in statistics or biostatistics and be committed to excellence in teaching statistics. Candidates with degrees in fields outside of statistics may be considered if they have sufficient training in statistics and have data analysis experience. Proficiency with the statistical software package R is required. We welcome applications from individuals who may have had nontraditional career paths or who have achieved excellence in statistical careers outside of academia.

Applications should include: ● A CV. ● A cover letter that addresses: ○ How the candidate views the role of statistics at a liberal arts college. ○ How the candidate’s teaching, scholarship, mentoring, and/or community service might support Reed’s commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in the College’s diversity statement ( Reed College is a community that believes that cultural diversity is essential to the excellence of our academic program. ● A teaching statement that addresses: ○ What Reed statistics classes the candidate would be interested in teaching. (The potential courses include Math 141, Math 241, Math 243, Math 391, and Math 392. Descriptions can be found here: ○ Two senior thesis project ideas based on your experience or research. More information on the Reed senior thesis can be found here: ● Three letters of recommendation, at least one should address teaching.

Located in Portland, OR, Reed is a distinguished liberal arts college with 1400 students that offers a demanding academic program to bright and dedicated undergraduates. The statistics program is a vibrant and welcoming group of faculty, staff, and students. The College has a long tradition of exceptional visiting faculty, and seeks to provide its visitors with the generous professional development support, benefits, and institutional resources commensurate to their significant contribution to our curriculum and intellectual culture.

Applications must be submitted through Interfolio at An Equal Opportunity Employer, Reed values diversity and encourages applications from underrepresented groups. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Please send any questions to the search committee at We welcome questions related to our statistics courses, statistics senior theses, curriculum adjustments due to COVID-19, or anything else related to the position.

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