Mathematical Sciences, Kent State University

Position ID: KentState-ASTAT [#13443, 999456]
Position Title: Faculty Tenure Track-9 mo
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Kent, Ohio 44242, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Applied Statistics, Data Science, Large Scale Data Analysis, Computational Statistics, Actuarial Science
Application Deadline: 2019/01/31 (posted 2018/12/21, listed until 2019/06/21)
Position Description:    

Kent State University’s Department of Mathematical Sciences invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, open rank position in Applied Statistics.  The appointment is to begin August 21, 2019.  The salary and other conditions of employment are competitive.

Qualifications include a Ph.D. in Statistics, or a closely related degree program. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in Applied Statistics, including Data Science, Large-Scale Data Analysis, Computational Statistics, Actuarial Science, and related areas. Candidates are expected to support the established research strengths of the department as well as to contribute to the interdisciplinary outreach of the department through active collaborations with other disciplines to develop new undergraduate and graduate programs in Statistics. 

The individual hired for this position will be expected to establish an extramurally funded research program, engage in collaborative research and direct theses and dissertations, and exhibit a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education. Candidates at the Associate/Full Professor level need to demonstrate a successful track record in obtaining extramural funding. The duties will include sharing responsibilities in improving and enriching the existing statistics curriculum, developing new undergraduate and graduate programs, and teaching courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels. The Department expects the successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in both teaching and research, and will develop a strong extramurally funded research program.  For further information about the department, please visit the web site

Kent State University is ranked among the top 100 national public universities in the nation, and has a strong research mission, dedicated to faculty and student success.  It has been named as a “Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education 8 times, and was one of only 7 schools nationwide to receive the 2018 Healthy Campus Award.  Nestled in the Cuyahoga Valley in northeastern Ohio, Kent State is 40 miles from Cleveland, 12 miles from Akron, and 10 miles from Cuyahoga Valley National Park. 

To apply for this position, fill in an application at, and attach a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a publication list, a research statement, and a teaching statement. In addition, please send at least three (3) letters of reference to:  

Questions regarding this position may be also be sent to  Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

 Kent State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.

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Contact: Applied Statistics Search Committee, 330-672-2430, 330-672-2209 (fax)
Postal Mail:
Kent State University
Department of Mathematical Sciences
1300 Lefton Explanade, 233 MSB
Kent, OH 44242-0001
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