Carleton College, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Position ID: Carleton-VAP [#17249]
Position Title: Visiting Assistant Professor of Statistics
Position Type: Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Northfield, Minnesota 55057, United States [map]
Subject Area: Statistics
Application Deadline: 2021/02/12 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/01/29, finished 2021/04/08)
Position Description:    

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The Carleton College Department of Mathematics and Statistics anticipates hiring a Visiting Assistant Professor in Statistics to begin September 1, 2021. This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of renewal for a second year. A PhD in statistics, biostatistics or data science in hand or imminent completion by September 1 is preferred. Candidates with a PhD in a closely related field may be considered, but they must have training in statistics and be proficient with the software package R.

Responsibilities include teaching five statistics courses (spread out over our calendar of three ten-week terms), supervising a small-group senior capstone project, and participating in departmental discussions on our evolving statistics program. The department, which includes four statisticians, offers a major in statistics. We offer unique undergraduate opportunities including research experiences and a statistical consulting class in which students work in teams on data analysis projects solicited from the local community.

Carleton is a highly selective liberal arts college with a student body of approximately 2,000 located in the historic and thriving two-college town of Northfield, Minnesota. We are in commuting distance of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, whose greater metro area has a diverse population of three million people and a rich variety of cultural resources. The fourteen-member Department of Mathematics and Statistics resides in a modern building with excellent facilities including a dedicated computing lab. The faculty is passionate about teaching and active in scholarship. We are particularly interested in applicants who will contribute to a vibrant college-wide culture of undergraduate research, and who have a commitment to attracting and retaining students from underserved groups. For further information about the department consult the Carleton mathematics and statistics website at

Applicants should submit the following materials at (1) a letter of interest; (2) a statement about teaching in an undergraduate liberal arts environment that includes (i) courses in our curriculum that the applicant would like to teach, (ii) an idea for a small-group senior capstone (“comps”) project, (iii) how you would contribute to a college community that embraces a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values; (3) curriculum vitae; (4) graduate transcript; (5) contact information for three letters of recommendation. At least one letter should specifically address teaching experience.

Electronic submission is preferred but materials may be mailed to Stats Search, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Carleton College, One North College Street, Northfield, MN 55057-4025. Inquiries may be emailed to

Carleton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, status with regard to public assistance, disability, or age in providing employment or access to its educational facilities and activities. We are committed to developing our faculty to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Women and members of underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Evaluations of applications will begin on February 12, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. If you are invited to interview for the position, the interview will be conducted via Zoom.

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Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Carleton College
One North College Street
Northfield, MN 55057
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