University of Missouri, Department of Statistics

Position ID: 2141-AP [#22846]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Columbia, Missouri 65211, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Statistics
Application Deadline: none (posted 2023/08/24)
Position Description:    

The Department of Statistics at the University of Missouri invites applications for two tenure track Assistant Professor positions. We seek creative statisticians with an interest in developing novel methodology that complements our strengths in spatial and spatio-temporal statistics, with application interests in environmental and/or ecological statistics. We also seek applicants with other methodological backgrounds who have a strong teaching and/or research interest in sports statistics and the application of data analytics to athletic performance optimization. Candidates for both positions should have a strong methodological foundation and have a demonstrated commitment to creating innovative approaches, theoretically sound methodology, and computational tools.

A doctorate in statistics or biostatistics or related field by August 15, 2024. Candidates will be evaluated on their teaching experience, their research potential, and communication skills.

The review of applicants will begin on October 27, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. Apply online through at,(#22846) submitting all application materials including a cover letter, CV, research statement, teaching statement, and at least four reference letters. One of the reference letters should specifically focus on teaching. Please note that references will be asked to submit their letters directly to

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Questions concerning the position can be sent to:

Prof. Christopher K. Wikle Chair of Search Committee Department of Statistics University of Missouri

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