Smith College, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Position ID: Smith-SDSMTH [#18150, P-003635]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Statistical, Mathematical, and Data Sciences
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Northampton, Massachusetts 01063, United States [map]
Subject Areas: SDS/MTH
Application Deadline: 2021/10/22 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/09/10, finished 2022/04/23)
Position Description:    

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The Program in Statistical & Data Sciences and the Department of Mathematics & Statistics at Smith College jointly invite applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin July 1, 2022. Ph.D. in Statistics, or a closely-related discipline is expected by the time of appointment. Candidates from groups underrepresented in STEM are encouraged to apply. This position is part of a new cohort of four tenure-track positions in applied mathematics, statistics, and data science.

The position has a teaching load of two courses per semester, with repeat preparations being common. Successful candidates will have an active research agenda and should be prepared to engage a diverse group of students in their program of research. Teaching responsibilities for this position will regularly include mathematical statistics, and other introductory, intermediate and advanced courses in both departments that prepare students for graduate work in statistics. Other courses may be taught depending upon the candidate’s field of specialization. Candidates should have a strong foundation in both mathematics and statistics. Candidates with experience in Bayesian statistics, high-dimensional data analysis, and machine learning are particularly encouraged to apply. A successful candidate will be expected to hold, after a few years, a leadership role in the recently proposed Mathematical Statistics major, jointly hosted by the Department of Mathematics & Statistics and the Program in Statistical & Data Sciences.

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest women’s college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. Smith College offers opportunities to foster faculty success at every career stage, such as those listed here. The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Students cross-enroll and faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges. Details about the Program in Statistical & Data Sciences may be found at and details about the Department of Mathematics & Statistic may be found at

Submit application at with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a research statement, and a diversity/inclusion statement. Applications must include three letters of recommendation, at least one of which must discuss teaching. Semi-finalists will be asked for a written statement on data ethics. Review of applications will begin on October 22, 2021.

Diversity and a culture of equity and inclusion among students, staff, faculty, and administration are crucial to the mission and values of Smith College. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, historically underrepresented minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Contact: K. Kinnaird
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10 Elm Street
Northampton, MA 01063
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