Colby College, Dept of Mathematics and Statistics

Position ID: 417-TTSTAT20 [#14358]
Position Title: Tenure-track position in statistics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Waterville, Maine 04901, United States [map]
Subject Area: Statistics
Application Deadline: 2019/10/14 11:59PMhelp popup* finished (2019/08/30, finished 2020/01/30, listed until 2019/12/31)
Position Description:    

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

We invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Statistics at Colby College to begin September 1, 2020. Applicants with substantial faculty experience may be considered for a more senior rank. The department offers degrees in mathematics, mathematical sciences, and mathematical sciences with a concentration in statistics. We also offer minors in mathematics and statistics and in data science. Colby is committed to several interdisciplinary programs related to statistics, including a new computational biology major, as well as new initiatives in the digital humanities and in data science. The successful candidate will be the fourth statistician in the department, joining an established, vibrant, and growing statistics program. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in statistics, biostatistics, data science or a related field by the date of appointment, have a strong commitment to research, and be passionate about teaching statistics to undergraduates at all levels. The teaching responsibility for this position is 4.5 courses per year. We are interested in all areas of research, including scholarship that spans disciplinary boundaries. Colby is committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity and seeks candidates who contribute to this via their teaching, research, and service.

For more information about the department, please see our web site at Colby is a highly selective liberal arts college recognized for excellence in undergraduate education and close student-faculty interaction. Applicants should submit (electronically through a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three confidential letters of recommendation, and a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests that should include evidence of a commitment to the value of diversity and experience with inclusive teaching. Review of applications will begin October 14, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.

Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment decisions on the basis of the individual's qualifications to contribute to Colby's educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or veteran’s status in employment or in our educational programs. Colby is an Equal Opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and encourages applications from qualified persons of color, women, persons with disabilities, military veterans and members of other under-represented groups. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution’s education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby’s Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. For more information about the College, please visit our website:

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Dept of Mathematics and Statistics
Colby College
Mayflower Hill 5830
Waterville, ME 04901

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