University of Wisconsin La Crosse, Mathematics

Position ID: UWL-TTS [#20580]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Statistics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Statistics
Application Deadline: (posted 2022/09/07, listed until 2023/03/07)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions beginning August 29, 2022. The department seeks engaging teacher-scholars who will inspire our undergraduate and graduate students, while complementing the research areas of the department. 

Applications from all areas of statistics and data science are encouraged. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate experience or desire to encourage and advise undergraduate and/or graduate students in research projects.

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse has a faculty of 36 members, with 6 tenured faculty of statistics. The department offers undergraduate programs in Statistics, Statistics with Actuarial Science concentration, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Mathematics Education.  The department also offers a Master’s program in Applied Statistics and a collaborative Master’s program in Data Science.  The department supports and values diversity in its faculty, staff and students. We seek colleagues who share the department's commitment to diversity and who will be a dedicated teacher, active scholar, and effective mentor for students with diverse backgrounds, preparation, and career goals.


Responsibilities: The typical teaching load is twelve credits per semester (three classes with two preparations, including elementary statistics and advanced statistics courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level).  The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Teach effectively in a variety of courses, including service courses as well as those for the statistics undergraduate and graduate majors;
  • Maintain appropriate research and scholarly activities in statistics and/or data science;
  • Participate in updating and revising the department’s curriculum;
  • Participate in ongoing departmental efforts to develop and implement equitable and inclusive teaching practices;
  • Assist with student advising and program development;
  • Serve on departmental, college, and university committees.
Required Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in statistics, or statistics related field (by August 29, 2023);
  • Ability to teach a broad range of statistics courses to students with diverse backgrounds and skills;
  • Commitment and bility to maintain an active program of scholarship.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience or interest in directing students on research/independent study/applied projects.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable), and individual statements on research and teaching (including equitable and inclusive teaching). Applicants will also need to arrange for three letters of recommendation (at least one commenting on teaching).  These letters will be uploaded by the writers via a link and instructions provided by the UW-La Crosse application system.


Review of complete applications will begin on October 7th, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.


Please contact the chair of the Search and Screen Committee, Dr. Robert F. Allen (, if you have a special need or accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process.


Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required. For additional information about this position and to apply, please visit

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW–La Crosse) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UW-La Crosse fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UW-La Crosse is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community. 

For more than a decade UW-La Crosse has been named one of Kiplinger’s 100 Best Values in Public Universities and has appeared prominently on the U.S. News & World Report list of “America’s Best Colleges” for more than 15 years, and is ranked #4 on its list of the Best Regional Public Universities in the Midwest. 

With a student population of roughly 10,500, the university offers 91 undergraduate programs, 21 graduate programs, and 2 doctoral programs through the following three colleges, the College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities, the College of Business Administration, and the College of Science and Health, as well as the School of Education. There are over 600 full-time faculty and instructional academic staff, 75 percent of whom hold terminal degrees. UW-La Crosse boasts a retention rate (freshmen returning as sophomores) of 84 percent, graduation rate (degree within six years) of 70 percent, and is among only 12 institutions cited nationally by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for its success in linking campus culture and university leadership to outstanding graduation rates. 

UW-La Crosse’s strategic plan Sustaining Excellence continues to move our community forward through its four pillars: increasing community engagement, achieving excellence through equity and diversity, investing in our people, and advancing transformational education. More information about the ongoing work of Sustaining Excellence is available at The UW-La Crosse campus is in southwestern Wisconsin, nestled in a residential area of the City of La Crosse and positioned as part of a larger metro area with a population close to 140,000. The area, known as the 7 Rivers Region, is famous for its exceptional natural beauty which includes the Mississippi River on one side, majestic bluffs on the other, and views of rolling farmland and forested valleys in between. Abundant water, woodlands and varying terrain provide ample opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation. Only a couple of hours from Minneapolis or Madison, La Crosse enjoys the affordability and charm of small town living with larger city benefits. Three colleges, two world-class medical institutions, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, a restored nineteenth century downtown business district, and a number of galleries and art centers have made La Crosse a regional center for culture, entertainment, medical care, shopping, sports and recreation. More information about the La Crosse metro area can be found here: Choose La Crosse. 

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AA/EO Statement 
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. We strongly encourage women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans to apply. UWL, in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status. 

DEI Statement
UW-La Crosse’s diversity and inclusion efforts are guided by our adherence to Inclusive Excellence. We define Inclusive Excellence as “… our active, intentional and ongoing commitment to bridge differences with understanding and respect so all can thrive." The goals of Inclusive Excellence are to increase the retention of diverse faculty, staff and students while encouraging a campus climate that is inviting and welcoming to all. UW-La Crosse strives to promote acceptance of all facets of diversity from racial/ethnic diversity to diversity of thought and experience. UW-La Crosse ranks 6th nationally among the Top LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges for 2018-19 by (ACO). 

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