University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, School of Statistics

Position ID: 2093-STATS [#14409]
Position Title: Tenure Track Assistant Professor
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, United States [map]
Subject Area: Statistics
Application Deadline: 2019/11/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (search completed 2019/09/05, finished 2020/03/16)
Position Description:    

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The School of Statistics at the University of Minnesota invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in the area of statistics, to begin fall semester 2020 (August 31, 2020). We are committed to attracting candidates from historically under-represented groups knowing that diversity enriches the academic experience and provides a base for innovation and progress. Appointment will be 100% time over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May) at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor, depending on qualifications and experience and consistent with collegiate and University policy.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Statistics or a closely related field is required by start date of the appointment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates with an established research record and college/university level teaching experience are preferred. Our student body is increasingly diverse (across gender, race/ethnicity, first generation college, income), and candidates with a demonstrated interest in teaching and mentoring a diverse student body are preferred. Candidates will be evaluated according to the overall quality of their academic preparation and scholarly work, evidence of research ability, evidence of commitment to teaching students from a variety of cultures and backgrounds and skills as a teacher, and strength of recommendations.

ABOUT THE JOB Faculty in the School of Statistics in the College of Liberal Arts are expected to maintain an active research program in statistics, develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses, advise undergraduate and graduate students, and contribute service appropriate for the rank of the appointment to the department, college, University, and profession. The Standards for Promotion and Tenure in the School of Statistics are available at: The Workload Principles and Guidelines for Regular Faculty in the College of Liberal Arts are available at: The University seeks to offer a family-friendly environment, including parental leave, and the tenure policy allows extension of the tenure probationary period for the birth/adoption of a child.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT The School of Statistics is a leading center of statistical practice, education, and research. There are currently 19 full­-time faculty members and one joint faculty member with Psychology. The School offers B.A., B.S., M.S., and Ph. D. degree programs, and has approximately 270 undergraduate majors, 130 minors, and approximately 115 graduate students including 50 Ph.D. students. Many of the school’s faculty members are affiliated with the M.S. in Data Science degree program. The school also directs the Institute for Research on Statistics and its Applications (IRSA), which facilitates interdisciplinary research involving statistics and data science. The department is strongly committed to diversity and to providing a productive and supportive environment for all faculty, staff, and students. For more information, please visit the School’s website,

About the College of Liberal Arts Established in 1868, the College of Liberal Arts supports the University of Minnesota’s land­ grant mission as home to disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. The College of Liberal Arts values diverse cultures, experiences, and perspectives as key to innovation and excellent education. For more information, visit The College of Liberal Arts is committed to intellectual freedom, the pursuit of new knowledge, and the belief that the liberal arts are the foundation of academic learning. CLA prepares students to be independent and original thinkers, innovators in their chosen fields; to create meaning in their lives and in their life’s work; and to become productive citizens and leaders in their communities and the world.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS Applications must be submitted online; go to and search for 332262. Select the position, click on "Apply,” and follow the instructions. You will be given an opportunity to complete an online application and attach a cover letter and curriculum vitae. Additional documents must be attached by accessing your “My Activities” page, and can be attached after submission of the application by exiting and re-entering the Job Center, accessing your “My Activities” page (in the top list of hyperlinks), and uploading documents there. The following materials must be attached to your online application: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) research statement, 4) teaching statement, and 5) a sample of your scholarly written work representing your disciplinary focus. Applicants may also choose to 6) submit an optional "diversity statement" (no longer than 2 pages) that addresses how their past and/or future teaching, research, and/or service contributions might serve to teach, mentor, and/or support young people and other scholars who may be underrepresented or marginalized in the statistics community at large. In addition to the materials submitted online, please arrange for THREE letters of recommendation to be sent directly to

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