Boise State University, Mathematics

Position ID: BSU-APSTATS [#17267]
Position Title: Assistant Professor - Statistics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Boise, Idaho 83725-1555, United States [map]
Subject Area: Statistics
Application Deadline: 2021/03/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/02/03)
Position Description:    

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Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Statistics

Department of Mathematics

Requisition 494394

Position Description: The Department of Mathematics at Boise State University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Statistics starting in the fall semester of 2021. This search is open to all areas of Statistics, Biostatistics, and closely related fields with preference on interdisciplinary and data-driven research topics.


Preferred expertise of the new hire is in one or more of the following research areas in statistics: computational statistics, spatio-temporal statistics, environmental and epidemiological statistics, multilevel and hierarchical models, medical imaging, disease modeling and forecasting, precision and personalized medicine statistics, and statistical learning. Due to the intrinsic impact of these topics, the new hire is expected to have strong knowledge and interests in applications to many disciplines of science, including geoscience, engineering, business, economics, biology, bioinformatics, medicine, health science, epidemiology, environment, education, government policy, and sociology.


In addition, we seek candidates who demonstrate a strong commitment to our EPIC criteria:

  • E: Energetic to serve the department, university, and community

  • P: Passionate to teach and advise students

  • I: Innovative at implementing our mission and long-term goals

  • C: Creative at using data-driven approaches in research


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Statistics, Biostatistics, or a closely related field by the time of appointment


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Concrete evidence and plan that demonstrate the EPIC criterion

  • Strong record of or demonstrated potential for research and teaching excellence

  • Well-articulated plan of contributing to our programs that increase the success of students and faculty in the department and the university

  • Strong desire to broaden the department's outreach activities, including a proposed mathematical and statistical consulting center


Our Expectations: The successful candidate will join our team to make all contributions to successfully achieve our department's and university's missions. Specifically, successful candidates are expected to:

  • Pursue an innovative research program involving interdisciplinary collaborations within and beyond the university

  • Submit competitive proposals to secure external funding involving students

  • Supervise master's students in Mathematics with Statistics emphasis and Ph.D. students in Computing with Data Science emphasis

  • Mentor undergraduate students for their senior projects and research activities

  • Teach a broad range of courses in statistics at the undergraduate and graduate levels

  • Develop statistics courses and Master's and Bachelor's statistics degrees

  • Develop modern teaching methodologies, adopt evidence-based instructional practices, and deliver online and remote teaching

  • Engage in statistical consulting service to the university, local business, and state and federal agencies


Required Application Materials: All of the following materials must be submitted electronically via

  1. AMS Standard Cover Sheet

  2. Letter of application indicating your interest in and qualifications for this position, especially as they pertain to our EPIC criteria

  3. CV including publications and employment history (and dates of employment)

  4. Statement on research interests, accomplishments and future plans

  5. Statement on teaching interests and philosophy

  6. Academic transcripts

  7. Three letters of recommendation, one of which must address teaching in some depth

In addition, to be considered for the position, also apply online at Boise State University and submit the application items 2 and 3.

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.


Salary and Benefits: Salary commensurate with experience. Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at


About Our Department: The Department of Mathematics is in the College of Arts and Sciences, and currently offers a Master's degree of Mathematics with emphasis on pure mathematics, applied mathematics, and statistics, and Bachelor's degrees on mathematics, applied mathematics, and mathematical education. Additionally, our department is a lead department in the interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Computing program, which has emphases in computational math science and engineering, computer science, cybersecurity, and data science.


About Our University: Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Boise State University is named a Doctoral University with High Research Activity (R2) in the Carnegie Classification. Our university recently achieved this distinction due to our innovative transdisciplinary research and graduate programs. In addition, Boise State University is the largest and fastest growing university in Idaho, with a prominent enrollment that has increased from about 19,000 students in 2009 to more than 26,000 students in 2020, and currently offers about 200 programs of study, including 14 doctoral programs. U.S. News and World Report ranked Boise State in the nation's top 50 Most Innovative Schools. Boise State University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Boise State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. We are a welcoming campus that supports diversity and inclusion. The university is located in Idaho's capital city and largest metropolitan area, known as the government, business, economic, hightech, health, and cultural center of the state.

About Boise, Idaho: Boise is ranked by US News as the 4th safest city and 17th best metropolitan area to live in the United States. It has a vibrant downtown, abundant recreational opportunities, pleasant weather, and the Milken Institute ranks it as the 7th best-performing economy among the United States’ large cities. Learn more about the City of Boise at

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
BSU Math Department
1910 University Dr.
Boise, ID 83725-1555

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