American University, Mathematics and Statistics

143 22672Position ID: AU-ASSISTANTPROFESSOR [#22672]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Washington, District of Columbia 20016, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Application Deadline: 2023/09/30 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2023/07/17, finished 2024/04/06, listed until 2023/10/04)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Mathematics and Statistics in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University in Washington, DC invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position for a Data Scientist at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 1, 2024. Applicants must have a PhD in Data Science, Statistics, or Applied Mathematics, or a closely related discipline by August 1, 2024. Candidates will be required to demonstrate a clear record of academic or professional experience and expertise in statistical/mathematical theory with application of data science methods and tools. Candidates will be required to demonstrate alignment of their teaching and research to the Department’s mission and research programs. Preferred areas of expertise and experience include machine learning; natural language processing; deep learning; trustworthy, explainable, transparent algorithms; and ethics in data science.

Responsibilities include establishing an internationally recognized research program that engages students at all levels and wins external funding, collaborating across the university in research and grant efforts, teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses a year with associated curriculum development for new courses, and delivering service to the department and to the wider university. In addition to scholarship and teaching, responsibilities will include participation in department, school, and university service.

Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2023, and continue until the search is concluded. Applications will only be accepted via: . Applicants shall submit a cover letter explaining how they fit the above criteria and would meet the responsibilities. The letter shall include a clear description how they will contribute to the Data Science programs of the department. In addition, applicants shall submit a curriculum vitae, a two-page statement on their teaching philosophy and teaching record, and a two-page statement on their research objectives and grant experience. Applicants shall arrange for submission of at least three letters of recommendation dated within the last year, at least one of which shall address teaching ability. Please contact Betty Malloy, 202-885-3614 or if you have any questions.

Salary and benefits are competitive. American University offers an attractive program of health care benefits for its employees and families. Other employee benefits include life insurance, long-term disability coverage, and a generous retirement plan with investments managed by TIAA/CREF or Fidelity Investments. There are options for dental insurance, long-term care insurance, and legal assistance. In addition, the university provides educational benefits for faculty members, their spouses or same-sex domestic partners, and their college-age dependent children under certain conditions. Details on AU benefits can be found here:

American University is a private institution within easy reach of the many centers of government, business, research, and the arts located within the nation’s capital. For more information about American University, visit The department offers both undergraduate and master’s degree programs. Learn more about the College of Arts and Sciences at and about the department at

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities. American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.

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Contact: Betty Malloy, 202-885-3137, 202-885-3155 (fax)
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