Statistics, Virginia Tech

Position ID: 1757-CF [#9935]
Position Title: Non-tenure-track Faculty Positions in Statistics
Position Type: Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Blacksburg, Virginia 24061, United States
Subject Area: Statistics
Starting Date: 2017/08/10
Application Deadline: 2017/02/01 finished (2017/01/06, finished 2017/08/06)
Position Description:    

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Virginia Tech ( has multiple faculty openings (from 2 up to 4) in the Department of Statistics ( to start Fall 2017 at our Blacksburg, VA campus. Appointment at the rank of collegiate assistant professor is preferred, but the associate level will be considered for exceptional candidates. These are full-time multi-year appointments (three years for assistant professors and five years for associate professors) with multi-year renewal upon successful review.

We seek candidates who are passionate about teaching statistics to undergraduate and graduate students. Responsibilities include teaching three courses per semester, where successful candidates will:

* make significant contributions to our instruction in statistics, which includes modern computationally-intensive and massive data methods, as well as data science and analytics more broadly;

* coordinate introductory and service courses, engage in a variety of significantly growing statistics curricula across the university, and lead efforts in curriculum enhancements and innovative pedagogy;

* continue to develop professional capabilities and participate in scholarly activities, including travel to and participation in professional conferences and societies; and,

* participate in department, college, and university service and governance, as well as professional service.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Statistics, Biostatistics, or a related field, including Education and Educational Psychology doctorates with a strong statistical emphasis, and have broad intellectual interests in statistics and statistics education along with a strong promise for being a leader in the instructional mission of the department. Desirable characteristics include a record of pedagogical achievement and vision, creativity, and leadership skills relevant to instruction. Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a teaching statement that specifically addresses your teaching experience and passion for communicating statistics and statistical methods to (posting # TR0160135). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but all applications received by February 1, 2017, will be guaranteed full consideration.

These positions are part of a major emphasis on statistics, including computational modeling, data science and analytics, and empirical decision making at Virginia Tech. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to be key players in the creation of the university’s “Data Analytics and Decision Sciences” destination area and to teach in the Computational Modeling and Data Analytics program ( within the College of Science’s Academy of Integrated Science as well as the School of Neuroscience (

Virginia Tech is committed to a culturally and ethnically diverse campus environment and to principles that promote inclusive practices. Candidates are encouraged to address in their cover letters how their research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. More information is available at

Questions regarding the position can be directed to Dr. Pang Du, Chair, Faculty Search Committee, Hutcheson Hall, 250 Drillfield Dr., Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061, Tel: (540) 231-5198, Email: Applications must be submitted online at (posting # TR0160135). The application should include a cover letter, CV, and a statement of teaching interests as previously described. Please include names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three or more references in the cover letter.

As part of the hiring process, the successful applicant must pass a criminal background check.

Virginia Tech is an EO/AA university, and offers a wide range of networking and development opportunities to women and minorities in science and engineering. The university recognizes that meeting the needs of today’s professional couples is a key factor in recruiting and retaining new faculty and has established a dual career office to facilitate our commitment ( The Department of Statistics offers a supportive environment, including a mentoring program, to its junior faculty. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify Ms. Betty Higginbotham, Department of Statistics, Tel: (540) 231-5657, Email:

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Contact: Dr. Pang Du, 5402315198
Postal Mail:
Department of Statistics (MC0439)
Hutcheson Hall, RM 406-A, Virginia Tech
250 Drillfield Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061
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