Penn State Behrend, School of Sciences

Position ID: Behrend-APS [#18428]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Statistics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Erie, Pennsylvania 16563, United States [map]
Application Deadline: none (posted 2021/09/30)
Position Description:    

Assistant Professor of Statistics

Penn State Behrend invites applications for a tenure-line faculty position in statistics at the Assistant Professor rank to begin August 2022.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. at the time of appointment in Statistics, Data Science, or in an alternative science field (provided they also hold a M.S in Statistics or Data Science). All candidates should have research experience as demonstrated by publications, presentations, or products related to the practice of statistics/data analytics.

Applicants must have at least one year of undergraduate teaching experience. Responsibilities will include teaching courses across multiple formats (including online) in support of our existing statistics minor, mathematics major, and upcoming data analytics major. The successful candidate is expected to maintain an active research program in an area of statistics, with potential to mentor undergraduate research students. Three of the college's strategic research focus areas include women's health (in partnership with the Magee Women's Research Institute), Great Lakes ecosystem health, and polymer engineering and science.

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, is an undergraduate and graduate college of The Pennsylvania State University. Situated on a beautiful, wooded 854-acre hillside campus recognized as a U.S. arboretum, we have four academic schools (Business; Engineering; Humanities and Social Sciences; and, Science); student residential living; a range of research programs and outreach centers; and a highly successful business and technology park. With 5,000 students in resident instruction and online in college programs offered through Penn State World Campus, we uniquely blend the atmosphere and focus on teaching of a small college with access to the academic, research, and professional development resources of a Big 10, R1 University. Our college is an open laboratory of learning and discovery where students gain real-life experience engaging with business, industry, and community partners. We seek faculty members who share our commitment to both teaching and scholarship, to the holistic development of students, and to principles of respect, diversity, and inclusiveness.

The School of Science offers B.S. degrees in biology, chemistry, mathematics, mathematics education, nursing, physics, and environmental science. The school supports a growing, all-campus interest in research that addresses issues of women's health, energy and sustainability, and polymer science.

Erie, Pennsylvania is a metropolitan area of more than a quarter million people located on the southern shores of Lake Erie, two hours from Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Buffalo. The area's economy reflects a mix of educational, medical, industrial, tourism, and service activity; the region is home to five colleges and universities in the region, including Penn State Behrend. Northwestern Pennsylvania offers abundant cultural, sports, and recreational opportunities with four seasons of adventure. Summers feature miles of beaches, a range of lake sports, and festivals every weekend, and the winters are made for skiing, skating, and more. It's easy to get around, housing is affordable, and the cost of living is modest. Erie offers relaxed, comfortable living.

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

All applicants must apply online and submit five documents:
  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae including names and contact information for three references
  • Copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts
  • One page teaching philosophy
  • One to two page research statement summarizing your proposed research, including a brief explanation of its suitability for an undergraduate college.

Application materials received before October 31, 2021 will receive primary consideration. Position is open until filled. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

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Penn State Behrend
School of Science
4205 College Drive
Erie, PA 16563