University of Rhode Island, Computer Science & Statistics

Position ID: 1209-MPF1 [#13754, SF00761]
Position Title: Multicultural Postdoctoral Fellow in Statistics
Position Type: Fellowship or award
Position Location: Kingston, Rhode Island 02881, United States
Subject Area: Statistics
Application Deadline: finished (2019/03/18, finished 2020/03/22, listed until 2019/09/18)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed. ***

Position is full-time academic year, limited to 05-10-2020 with anticipated renewal.

The University of Rhode Island (URI), the flagship public research institution in the State, is a diverse and dynamic community whose members are connected by a common quest for knowledge. The campus is located near the ocean, and well connected with the main cities in New England. Computer Science and Statistics (CSS) at URI is one of the very few departments in the nation where these two disciplines work synergically and collaborate on multiple research and educational projects. Faculty members in Statistics are actively involved in cutting-edge research areas including biostatistics, Bayesian methods, network analysis, missing data, econometrics, and spatiotemporal modeling. Several of these areas provide opportunities for multidisciplinary collaboration with scientists from other fields and for participation in international projects. We invite applications for a Multicultural Postdoctoral Faculty Fellow with an expertise in any area of statistical science and a commitment to bringing new perspectives to our academic programs, course offering, research, and the institution at large. One of the objectives of this position is to enhance the capacity of our faculty and students to advance issues of diversity within academic programs and research. The anticipated start date for the two-year appointment is August 2019. A thoroughly designed mentoring program with several focus areas (leadership, research, teaching, grant writing, and outreach) will support the fellow throughout the duration of the program. Subject to a positive review of teaching and scholarly activities, the fellow will transition into a full-time, funded, tenure track faculty position. This transition can happen at the end of the first or of the second year depending on the progress of the fellow.

Teach one statistics course per year; conduct research with possible opportunities for students; give one internal research seminar every year; attend at least one conference every year and present; participate in faculty meetings and other departmental activities.

Visit the URI jobs website at to apply and view complete details for posting (SF00761). Please attach the following 4 (PDF) documents to your online Faculty Profile Application: (#1) – Cover letter that addresses qualifications as well as demonstrated evidence of experience in, understanding of, and commitment to bringing multicultural and inclusive perspectives to the curriculum, program, research, and teaching and to promoting the success of underrepresented groups (as one complete PDF scanned document), (#2) – Curriculum Vitae that includes research interests, education history, a list of publications and papers in progress, a list of courses taught or assisted, titles of conference presentations, and mentoring/advising experience (as one complete PDF document), (#3) – A statement of teaching and multicultural philosophy (as one complete PDF document), and (#4) – A research statement. Important – Please have 3 written letters of recommendation from references sent by email directly to: Statistics Multicultural Fellow Search Committee Chair Email: APPLICATION DEADLINE: The search will remain open until the position has been filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by April 15, 2019. Second consideration may be given to applications received by May 1, 2019. Applications received subsequent to second consideration date (May 1, 2019) may not be given full consideration.


The University of Rhode Island is an AA/EEOD employer. Women, persons of color, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other protected groups are encouraged to apply.

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