Reed College

920 22006Position ID: Reed-STATSVAP [#22006]
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
Application Deadline: 2023/02/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2023/01/25, finished 2023/07/17, listed until 2023/07/25)
Position Description:    

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

The Reed College Department of Mathematics and Statistics invites applications for a one-year visiting faculty position in statistics to begin in August 2023. Candidates with degrees in fields outside of statistics are welcome to apply, but they should have sufficient training in statistics and have data analysis experience in order to be considered. 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. An Equal Opportunity Employer, Reed values diversity and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups.

The successful candidate will teach the equivalent of five semester courses per year (two to three distinct course preparations), participate in pedagogical and curricular discussions related to our growing statistics and data science program, and supervise senior theses. The senior thesis is a cornerstone of the Reed College academic experience. It is a year-long project, required of every student, which culminates in a written document and an oral defense. Applicants are encouraged to suggest potential thesis projects and to describe any past experience mentoring students.

Reed College is a vibrant intellectual community located in Portland, Oregon. Reed students are known for their outstanding intellectual engagement and creativity, and a substantial proportion go on to pursue advanced degrees. The College has a long tradition of exceptional visiting faculty and seeks to provide its visitors with generous professional development support, benefits, and institutional resources.

We are a community that values cultural diversity and inclusive educational practices as essential to the excellence of our academic program. Throughout your application materials, please describe the ways in which your past and current teaching, scholarship, mentorship, and/or community service have supported these values. Alternatively, you may include a separate statement regarding your efforts to support these values. In either case, please convey the ways in which your work at Reed will support the commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion articulated in the College's diversity and anti-racism statements (

Applications must be submitted through the website and should include:

● A cover letter addressing how your teaching and scholarship can be applied to working with undergraduate students. The letter should address your training in statistics and your prior experience with the statistical software program, R.

● Your CV.

● 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, 241, 243, 343, 344, 345, 391, 392, 393, and 394.

● A research statement.

● Three letters of recommendation, at least one of which addresses teaching experience or potential.

Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2023, and continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Any questions may be directed to the chair of the search committee, David Perkinson, 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:
Reed College
3203 SE Woodstock Blvd.
Portland OR 97202