Grinnell College, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Position ID: 433-STATS [#20637]
Position Title: Tenure-Track Position in Statistics or Data Science (Start Fall 2023)
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Grinnell, Iowa 50112, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Statistics or Data Science
Application Deadline: 2022/10/24 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/09/12, finished 2023/04/29, listed until 2022/10/24)
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GRINNELL COLLEGE –DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS - TENURE-TRACK POSITION IN STATISTICS OR DATA SCIENCE (START FALL 2023). The Department of Mathematics and Statistics invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Statistics beginning Fall 2023. Assistant Professor (Ph.D. in Statistics, Data Science, or related discipline) preferred; Instructor (ABD) or Associate Professor possible. The department is expanding with the goal of offering an enhanced and diverse curriculum that includes innovative and inclusive pedagogies. We encourage candidates with teaching and research interests in any area of statistics or data science to apply.

Grinnell enrolls approximately 1,700 students who come from across the United States and from 45 countries around the world. Grinnell is widely viewed as an institution of the first rank among the nation’s small liberal arts colleges, with an excellent faculty and a consistently accomplished and diverse student body. The College’s commitment to social justice extends to meeting the full demonstrated need of all students it accepts, and it recently instituted a no-loan policy for student financial aid packages. Its location in the nation’s heartland, its global reach, and its passionate and driven students, faculty, staff, alumni, and trustees make Grinnell a unique and exciting place to work.

The Department of Math and Statistics currently consists of 12 permanent faculty positions (8 in mathematics and 4 in statistics). A statistics faculty member typically teaches five courses across the undergraduate statistics and data science curriculum within an environment founded on a strong advising system and close student-faculty interaction. Periodically, one course will be Tutorial (a topical writing/critical thinking course for first-year students, the only College-wide requirement beyond the completion of a major in an individually-advised curriculum). With generous funds for faculty development, travel, and research with students, our department strives to develop teacher-scholars that engage students interested in a wide variety of professions as well as graduate school in various fields. The department ranks 20th in the country, adjusted for institutional size, in the production of students who go on to earn PhDs.

The successful candidate may, if applicable, be nominated for designation as a Clare Boothe Luce Professor: the Luce Program ( guidelines restrict Luce professorships to women who are recent or early-career PhDs and who are U.S. citizens or have permanent residency in the U.S.

Grinnell College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college with a strong tradition of social responsibility. In letters of application, candidates should discuss their interest in developing as a teacher and scholar in a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction. They should also discuss, either in the letter of application or in a separate statement, their potential to contribute to a college community that maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values. To be assured of full consideration, all application materials should be received by October 24, 2022.

Please visit our application website at to find more details about the job and to submit applications online. Candidates will need to upload: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts (copies are acceptable), a teaching statement, a brief research statement that includes potential or ongoing research projects with undergraduates, and provide email addresses for three references (one or two of which should primarily address teaching). Questions about this search should be directed to the search chair, Professor Shonda Kuiper, at or 641-269-3172.

Grinnell College is committed to establishing and maintaining a safe and nondiscriminatory educational environment for all College community members. It is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in matters of admission, employment, and housing, and in access to and participation in its education programs, services, and activities. The college does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, religion, disability, creed, or any other protected class. An offer for this position will be contingent on successful completion of a background check.

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Contact: Professor Shonda Kuiper, 641-269-3172
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