Wellesley College, Mathematics

Position ID: 399-APSTAT [#18001]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Wellesley, Massachusetts 02481, United States [map]
Subject Area: Statistics
Application Deadline: 2021/10/18 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/08/17, finished 2022/01/20, listed until 2022/02/17)
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The Department of Mathematics at Wellesley College invites applications for a tenure-track position in statistics at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position offers a competitive salary/benefits package, financial support for research, and a four course annual teaching load, beginning July 1, 2022. The new hire will become the third statistics faculty member in the department, supporting the statistics minor and collaborating to develop this curriculum further with faculty from across campus.

Wellesley College is a highly selective liberal arts college for women with over 2000 students (http://www.wellesley.edu). Our bucolic campus featuring a new Science Complex is located in the town of Wellesley, within commuting distance of the vibrant city of Boston. The College offers housing support that includes the option of faculty housing in the town of Wellesley. Our faculty is passionate about teaching, research, and being part of the Wellesley College community.

Wellesley’s statistics curriculum has expanded rapidly in recent years, and student enthusiasm is high. The new hire will join an interdisciplinary community of data-focused faculty and students driving the future of statistics at the college, including through the math department's statistics courses and minor, the evolving data science program, and the college's Quantitative Analysis Institute.

A special strength of Wellesley is our diverse student body: 52 percent of the class of 2023 identify as students of color; students come from all 50 states and 87 countries; 18% identify as first-generation college students; and almost 60% of our students receive financial aid. The Mathematics Department is devoted to improving equity, enhancing student experiences of community, engagement and belonging, and increasing the diversity of the department, college community, and the curriculum. We believe that the diversity of students and faculty is central to our shared intellectual growth and development. We are committed to respecting the identities, abilities, educational backgrounds, and aspirations of all our students.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Statistics or Biostatistics and provide strong evidence of excellence in teaching and research. The strongest candidates will have already established an excellent and ongoing research program with strong potential for future progress. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. Applications should be submitted online through MathJobs and should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a short description of research (written for non-specialists), a statement of teaching interests and experience, and three letters of reference, at least one of which discusses teaching. The cover letter should address how the candidate sees him/herself contributing to the College’s pursuit of Inclusive Excellence through their research, teaching, and service. Candidates with demonstrated commitment to and familiarity with inclusive pedagogies are strongly encouraged to apply.

Wellesley College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to Inclusive Excellence, and we encourage persons of all genders, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. The college is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.

To ensure full consideration, all application materials should be received by October 18, 2021. Questions can be sent to Stanley Chang, Chair of the Department of Mathematics (schang@wellesley.edu).

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Department of Mathematics
Wellesley College
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02482