Florida Atlantic University, Mathematical Sciences

Position ID: 1552-APS [#15166, REQ07772]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Statistics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Boca Raton, Florida 33431, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Statistics / Data Science
Application Deadline: 2020/03/01help popup (posted 2019/11/09, listed until 2020/05/09)
Position Description:    

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Position Summary:
In support of the University’s growing Data Science Platform, the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Florida Atlantic University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Statistics at the rank of Assistant Professor starting in August 2020.

Responsibilities for this position include teaching statistics courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, conducting scholarly research, and participating in professional service activities. This position offers the candidate exciting opportunities to expand and shape the statistics curriculum as part of several data science initiatives taking place across the University.

The Assistant Professor, Mathematical Sciences will be expected to teach effectively and direct research at both the undergraduate and graduate level, participate in interdisciplinary programs, and apply for external research funding.

Review of applications will begin in mid-December, with full consideration given to all applications received by January 1, 2020. For additional information about the position, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee by email to mathsearch@fau.edu.

Institution Description:
Florida Atlantic University is comprised of six campuses located in beautiful South Florida. The Department of Mathematical Sciences is housed at the largest campus in Boca Raton, a metropolitan area situated between West Palm Beach and Ft. Lauderdale, and 1½ miles from the Atlantic Ocean.

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at FAU offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs in mathematics. The department has more than forty full-time faculty members, approximately two-thirds in tenure-earning positions, and about fifty doctoral students. FAU is home to The Center for Cryptology and Information Security and The Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences. Both the Scripps Research Institute and the Max Planck institute have branches located near FAU’s Jupiter campus.

Minimum Qualifications:
Ph.D. from an accredited institution in Statistics, Mathematics, Data Science, or a closely-related field.

In addition to established departmental research areas of Statistics and Biostatistics (including, e.g., collaboration with the College of Medicine), full consideration will be given to strong candidates with research in emerging areas of Statistics and Data Science such as Algebraic Statistics, Topological Data Analysis, Statistical Machine Learning, and Bioinformatics.

The ideal candidate will pursue research that complements and blends well with the current expertise in the department. Applicants with a demonstrated record of interdisciplinary research and an interest in data-driven applications are particularly encouraged to apply, as the ideal candidate will form collaborations across multiple departments.

Postdoctoral experience, potential to secure external funding, and experience in course development is desired. Experience working with, teaching or mentoring diverse groups is also desirable. The anticipated salary range is $70,000 - $75,000.

Special Instructions to Applicant:
This position is open until filled and may close without prior notice.

All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position on the Office of Human Resources' job website (https://fau.edu/jobs) by completing the required employment application for this recruitment and submitting the related documents.

The site permits the attachment of required/requested documentation. In addition to completing the online application, please upload the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, statement of teaching philosophy and copies of official transcripts scanned into an electronic format.

PLEASE NOTE: A maximum of five (5) documents may be attached to your application. If more than five (5) documents are required for submission, please combine additional documents into one attachment to not exceed the maximum permitted.

Applicants should arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation sent by email to mathsearch@fau.edu or by first class mail to: Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Rd., Boca Raton, FL 33431. It is recommended that at least one letter addresses the candidate’s teaching experience.

Degrees from outside the United States must be validated by an organization belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Service (NACES), with an indication of the documents the evaluation was prepared from (official transcripts, diplomas, dissertation abstracts). The evaluation should be scanned and electronically attached to one's application as with other US-based transcripts. Prior to appointment, the candidate must submit official, sealed transcripts from all institutions where graduate coursework was attempted, whether or not a degree was obtained, as well as an original NACES evaluation, if applicable. Transcripts must be issued to Florida Atlantic University not to you as the student.

A background check will be required for the candidate selected for this position. This position is subject to funding.

Individuals requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711

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Contact: Search Committee Chair
Postal Mail:
777 Glades RD
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Web Page: http://www.math.fau.edu

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