Rhodes College, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

Position ID: Rhodes-STATS22 [#20540, JR-328]
Position Title: Assistant or Associate Professor of Statistics - Tenure Track
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Memphis, Tennessee 38112, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Statistics
Application Deadline: 2022/10/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/09/02, listed until 2023/03/02)
Position Description:    

The Mathematics & Computer Science Department at Rhodes College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Applied Statistics at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor to begin fall of 2023. Preference will be given to candidates whose area of specialty broadens our current areas of statistical application, including candidates working in areas that intersect with the life sciences, actuarial sciences, data analytics, social sciences, topics of social justice, or statistics education. Rhodes College believes that diversity and inclusion are critical to our success as an institution, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Furthermore, Rhodes College is committed to supporting the work-life alignment of its faculty. The successful candidate must demonstrate a firm commitment to teaching and scholarship at a liberal arts college. They will be expected to maintain an active research program and mentor undergraduates in at least one of the following areas: (i) academic research, (ii) passing actuarial exams, (iii) obtaining internships in industry, and (iv) pursuing a statistics career. Research will be supported by start-up funds and annual travel funds. Possibilities for additional research support include annual summer research grants and early leave. Collaborative research and teaching opportunities exist with several interdisciplinary programs, including but not limited to the Environmental Sciences & Studies Program, the Psychology Department, and the Urban Studies Program. Opportunities also exist for collaboration with numerous companies and organizations in Memphis. Rhodes College has existing relationships with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the Memphis Zoo, UT Health Sciences Center, University of Memphis, FedEx, International Paper, ServiceMaster, Medtronic, AutoZone, and others. The successful candidate will teach five classes per year, including introductory courses using the programming language R, existing upper-level courses, new courses that align with the candidate’s areas of expertise, and statistics courses in the Data Analytics major currently under development. Applicants should hold or expect to receive a Ph.D. in Statistics or a related field (for example, Applied Mathematics, Data Analytics, Actuarial Science, or other disciplines that make heavy use of statistics) by August 2023.

Rhodes is a nationally ranked residential college committed to the liberal arts and sciences. Our highest priorities are intellectual engagement, service to others, commitment to diversity and inclusion, and honor among ourselves. Our students live and learn on one of the country’s most beautiful campuses, located in the heart of Memphis, an economic, medical, and culturally diverse center, making Rhodes one of a handful of prominent liberal arts colleges in a major metropolitan area.

Rhodes College prides itself on being a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming environment. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and anti-discrimination.

A complete application will include 1) a cover letter that addresses the strengths the candidate will bring as a teacher and scholar to a liberal arts college environment; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a separate statement that addresses how your experiences with teaching, scholarship, and/or service will contribute to a college community that includes a commitment to diversity and inclusion as one of its core values. Also, you must include the following additional documents: 4) a statement of teaching philosophy, and 5) a research statement. Review of completed applications will begin October 1, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates from backgrounds typically underrepresented in higher education are strongly encouraged to apply. The names and contact information for three references may be requested at the committee’s discretion. Background checks are required before candidates can be brought to campus for interviews.


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Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
2000 N. Parkway
Memphis, TN 38112-1690
Web Page: https://www.rhodes.edu/mathcs