Utah State University, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Position ID: 553-LECTURER [#22524]
Position Title: Lecturer in Statistics and Data Science
Position Type: Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Brigham City, Utah 84302, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Data Science
Salary Range: Commensurate with experience, plus benefits
Application Deadline: 2023/07/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/06/01, listed until 2023/11/30)
Position Description:    

NOTE: Applications must be submitted via Utah State University's application system in order to be considered. Please navigate to the application page using following link to apply: 


The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Utah State University invites applications for the position of Lecturer at the Brigham City campus of Utah State University (USU) with a preferred start date of August 1, 2023 (with an option to defer start until January 1, 2024). The position is an academic year (nine-month), non-tenure track appointment with the possibility of summer teaching for additional compensation. Outstanding performance can lead to promotion to Senior Lecturer and subsequently to Principal Lecturer. The Department has over 45 faculty members, including more than 35 on the Logan campus and 10 on statewide campuses. This position will be based on the Brigham City campus to serve as a university and department ambassador to students in that campus service region (primarily Box Elder, Weber, and Davis Counties). 


Major responsibilities include teaching courses (originating from the Brigham City campus) in lower division and developmental statistics and data science, modeling high-quality undergraduate mathematics and statistics pedagogical strategies, and innovative undergraduate teaching. It may also involve teaching courses in lower division and developmental mathematics. This position has no research responsibilities. Because most courses from the Brigham City campus include distance delivery to a statewide audience of students, experience in broadcast or online teaching is desirable. Additional responsibilities include effective participation in the operation and shared governance of the Department, the Brigham City campus, and the University, including academic organizations related to mathematical/statistical education, and professional development opportunities.


Minimum Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree in Statistics, Data Science, Mathematics, Mathematics/Statistics Education, or a closely related discipline, or equivalent professional experience 
  • At least 18 credit hours of graduate-level mathematics or statistics content with statistics being preferred 
  • Demonstrated proficiency in statistical programming using R
  • A record of effective Statistics teaching at university level 
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in broadcast or online teaching 
  • Doctoral degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Mathematics/Statistics Education, or related fields 

Along with the online application, please attach: 
  1. Cover letter which should address the following: 
    1. Statistical teaching experience 
    2. Broadcast and online teaching experience 
    3. Experience with statistical programming 
  2. Curriculum vitae (CV) 
  3. Transcripts (showing graduate coursework in Statistics content) 
  4. A statement of teaching philosophy which briefly summarizes evidence of teaching excellence 
  5. Contact information for three professional references. References will receive a direct email requesting a letter of recommendation. 
Review of applications begins 1 June 2023, with the position open until filled. 

For more information, please contact: 
Shane Brewer, Associate Professor 
Search Committee Chair 
Department of Mathematics & Statistics 
Email: shane.brewer@usu.edu *


Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits 


Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes. 


The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is committed to delivering advanced quantitative and analytic skills for professionals in education, industry and research through classroom instruction as well as practical and research experiences. The department is one of the largest departments at USU, with over 45 faculty, 60 Master’s and PhD students, and 300 undergraduate majors. 


Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years. 

USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employs 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU. 

 A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good. 

The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah, a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region. 

USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. 

USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu. 


Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah. 

*updated 05/2023 


In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law. 

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies: 

Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266 

Title IX Coordinator Matthew Pinner, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266 Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322 

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact: 

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov 
U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov

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Contact: Dr. Shane Brewer
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Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Utah State University
3900 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-3900
Web Page: http://www.math.usu.edu