Penn State Behrend, School of Sciences

Position ID: Behrend-APS [#14795]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Statistics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Erie, Pennsylvania 16563, United States [map]
Application Deadline: finished (2019/10/09, finished 2020/01/23)
Position Description:    

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Assistant Professor in Statistics

Penn State Behrend invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in statistics at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2020. Applicants must have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and research, and hold a Ph.D. in statistics or a related field at the time of appointment. Applicants must have at least 2 years of teaching experience and must demonstrate the ability and willingness to teach courses across different levels of statistics and mathematics in multiple formats, including online. The successful candidate is expected to maintain an active research program in an area of statistics, with potential to mentor undergraduate research students.

Penn State Behrend is a four-year undergraduate and graduate college of The Pennsylvania State University with 4,700 students in four schools; science, engineering, business and humanities and social science. The School of Science offers B.S. degrees in biology, chemistry, mathematics, mathematics education, nursing, physics, and environmental science. Erie Pennsylvania, a metropolitan area of 280,000 residents, is a major service, tourism, medical, and industrial center on Lake Erie's Presque Isle Bay and is located two hours from Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Buffalo. The region offers many cultural, sports, and recreational resources, as well as modest living costs and affordable housing. There are five colleges in the Erie area.

All applicants must upload five documents: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae including names and contact information for three references, 3) copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts 4) one page teaching philosophy and 5) one to two page research statement summarizing your proposed research, including a brief explanation of its suitability for an undergraduate college. In addition, please have three references send letters of recommendation to Nathan Carter at Questions regarding the position can be directed to Dr. Martin G. Kociolek, Director, School of Science at Review of applications will begin November 8th and continue until the position is filled. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

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