Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Position ID: UMassAmherst-ASSTSTAT [#6382, R47513]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Amherst, Massachusetts 01003-9305, United States [map]
Subject Area: Statistics
Application Deadline: 2014/11/07 finished (posted 2014/10/01, finished 2015/03/17, listed until 2015/09/01)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

UMass Amherst, the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system, sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City. The campus provides a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers. The scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, is home to five colleges (Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College and the University of Massachusetts).

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics invites applications for a full time tenure-track position in Statistics, to begin in Fall 2015. Candidates whose research interests complement the strengths of the Department’s faculty are particularly encouraged to apply. The department has a graduate program in Statistics; its Statistics group currently consists of seven tenure-track faculty members whose research interests include both theory and applications. We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.

Applicants must present strong evidence of outstanding accomplishments and promise in both research and teaching. Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in Statistics or a related field by the time of appointment. Information about the Department may be found at

The university is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.

Review of applications will begin on November 7, 2014 and will continue until a suitable candidate pool has been identified.

To apply, please submit the following required documents electronically through A cover letter, an AMS Standard Cover Sheet, a curriculum vitae, a publication list, a description of research, and a statement about teaching interests and experience. The applicant must also have at least four letters of recommendation submitted, of which one must support the applicant’s effectiveness as a teacher.

Questions about the position should be directed to

For additional information about the application process, please contact Christine Ingraham

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 and Statistics
University of Massachusetts
710 N. Pleasant St.
Amherst, MA 01003-9305

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