Reed College

920 20161Position ID: Reed-STATSVAP [#20161]
Position Title: One-Year Visiting Faculty Position in Statistics
Position Type: Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Portland, Oregon 97202, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: statistics
Application Deadline: finished (2022/06/17, finished 2022/08/22)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

Reed College invites applications for a one-year visiting faculty position in statistics to start in Fall of the 2022-2023 academic year.  Successful candidates will each teach the equivalent of five semester courses per year (two to three distinct courses), supervise senior theses, and participate in pedagogical and curricular discussions related to our growing statistics and data science program.  Part-time or one-semester appointments may also be considered. 


Applicants who have or are near to completing a Ph.D. in statistics or a closely aligned field are preferred. Exceptional applicants with a Master’s degree in statistics or a related field will also be considered provided they have sufficient training in statistics and have data analysis experience.   In all cases, applicants must have a commitment to excellence in teaching. Proficiency with the statistical software package R is required.  We welcome applications from individuals who may have had nontraditional career paths or who have achieved excellence in statistical careers outside of academia. 


 Applications should include:

      A CV.

      A cover letter that addresses (at a minimum) the candidate’s training in statistics if they do not have a Ph.D. in statistics or biostatistics and their prior experience with the statistical software program, R.

      A diversity statement that addresses how the candidate’s teaching, scholarship, mentoring, and/or community service might support Reed’s commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in the College’s diversity statement ( Reed College is a community that believes that cultural diversity is essential to the excellence of our academic program.

      A teaching statement that addresses the candidate’s goals and practices regarding teaching statistics. Applicants may want to refer to course descriptions found here: The potential courses include Math 141, Math 241, Math 243, Math 343, Math 344, Math 345, Math 391, and Math 392.

      A research statement that addresses the candidate’s research interests within statistics and data science. Applicants are encouraged to describe possible senior thesis project ideas based on their experience or research. More information on the Reed senior thesis can be found here:

      Three letters of recommendation, at least one should address teaching. (Note: in the interest of time, a review of the application may begin before these letters are received.  So please submit the rest of the required materials as soon as you have them.)


Located in Portland, OR, Reed is a distinguished liberal arts college with 1400 students that offers a demanding academic program to bright and dedicated undergraduates.  The statistics program consists of a vibrant and welcoming group of faculty, staff, and students.  The College has a long tradition of exceptional visiting faculty and seeks to provide its visitors with the generous professional development support, benefits, and institutional resources commensurate to their significant contribution to our curriculum and intellectual culture.


Applications must be submitted through the MathJobs website. An Equal Opportunity Employer, Reed values diversity and encourages applications from underrepresented groups.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled.                                                 

Please send any questions to the search committee chair, David Perkinson, at  We welcome questions related to our statistics courses, statistics senior theses, or anything else related to the position.                                      

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:
Reed College
3203 SE Woodstock Blvd.
Portland OR 97202