Carleton College, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Position ID: Carleton-AP [#22636]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Statistics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Northfield, Minnesota 55057, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Statistics
Application Deadline: 2023/10/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2023/07/05, finished 2023/11/28)
Position Description:    

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

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Carleton College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment in Statistics beginning September 1, 2024. A Ph.D. in Statistics or Biostatistics in hand or its imminent completion by the start date is required. Applicants with a Ph.D. in a closely related field who have a strong background in statistics and experience in data analysis will also be considered. We are committed to developing our faculty to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Members of groups underrepresented in statistics and mathematics are strongly encouraged to apply. As outlined in Carleton’s IDE plan, the college and our department are committed to fostering an inclusive, equitable, and antiracist community, and developing and supporting our faculty to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. We are particularly interested in applicants who can contribute to our continuing efforts to attract, support, and retain students from historically underserved groups along axes including but not limited to race, gender, disability, and class.

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics resides in the Center for Mathematics and Computing, with excellent facilities including a dedicated statistics lab and conference room for consulting meetings. The faculty is passionate about teaching and actively engaged in scholarship. We offer a growing major in statistics with unique opportunities such as a statistical consulting class in which students work in teams on data analysis projects solicited from the local community. We also plan to create a new minor in statistics and data science to provide opportunities for students not pursuing the statistics major. We are interested in candidates who are enthusiastic about teaching a broad range of undergraduate statistics courses, from the introductory to advanced level, and contributing to our growing statistics and data science curriculum. Our academic year consists of three ten-week terms and the typical teaching load is five courses per year. We are particularly interested in candidates who will contribute to our vibrant college-wide culture of undergraduate research. For further information about the department consult the Carleton mathematics and statistics website at

To apply, submit the following materials at

        a cover letter summarizing your interest in our position.

        a statement about your experience teaching and how that might translate to an undergraduate liberal arts environment. This statement should at a minimum:

o   describe a typical day in one of your classes or TA/lab sessions;

o   describe courses that you have taught or assisted;

o   describe courses that you would like to teach, including courses currently in our curriculum or courses that you would like to add to our curriculum;

o   describe how you would contribute to a college community that embraces a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values.

        a statement about your research program, including how it will thrive in an undergraduate liberal arts environment and any experience with or ideas for research/projects with students.

        your curriculum vitae

        your graduate transcript

        three letters of recommendation, at least one letter should specifically address teaching experience.

For any questions about the position, please contact chair of the search committee, Adam Loy, at

Carleton is a highly selective liberal arts college with a student body of approximately 2,000 located in the thriving two-college town of Northfield, Minnesota. Many faculty commute from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, whose greater metro area has a diverse population of three million people and a rich variety of cultural resources. Carleton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, status with regard to public assistance, disability, or age in providing employment or access to its educational facilities and activities.

Priority consideration will be given to all application materials received by October 1, 2023.

Application Materials Required:
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