Lycoming College

Position ID: 2572-ASSISTANTPROFESSOR [#23631]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Statistics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Williamsport, Pennsylvania 17701, United States
Subject Area: Statistics
Application Deadline: 2023/12/15 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/10/25)
Position Description:    

Lycoming College is hiring an Assistant Professor of Statistics. Lycoming College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Statistics position that is open within the Department of Mathematical Sciences. The successful candidate will teach an average of five courses per year, several of which have labs. These courses will include introductory statistics, multivariable statistics, a two course sequence aligned to the Society of Actuaries’ Exam P, and a course aligned to the Society of Actuaries’ Exam FM. The successful candidate will also revise our introductory statistics course by collaborating with faculty in our natural and social sciences departments, oversee the multiple sections of introductory statistics that are offered each semester, coordinate our interdisciplinary Actuarial Science major, incorporate technology and software into their courses as appropriate, and offer statistical assistance to advanced students working on capstone and honors projects.

What We Are Looking For:

As a department, we strive to make math accessible and create meaningful educational experiences for all of our students. We recognize that students come to us with a wide variety of backgrounds and levels of preparation. We welcome diversity and we strive to support all of our students. In the past decade, over half of our math and actuarial science graduates have been women and one third of our graduates college-wide have been either international students or domestic students of color. The successful candidate is expected to be an effective teacher who will uphold these values and be a respectful advocate for all of their students. While effective teaching is the most important part of this position, service to the college and scholarship are required in order to earn tenure as well as promotion.

About Lycoming College:

Founded in 1812, Lycoming College is one of the nation’s oldest and most respected residential liberal arts colleges. The College is dedicated to providing a high-quality liberal arts and sciences education including more than 100 majors, minors, and concentrations. Our community of scholars collaborates with and mentors 1,100 active learners, including 35 percent international and domestic students of color, representing 39 states, territories, and countries. The College’s 2021 Strategic Plan recognizes that it must achieve greater diversity among the faculty and staff to remain one of the very best national liberal arts colleges. It also accepts the premise that realizing the College’s promise of excellence will require a determined commitment to embed diversity, equity, and inclusion even more deeply into the institution’s core institutional values. Lycoming is ranked by The Princeton Review as one of The 389 Best Colleges. Students compete in 19 NCAA Division III sports, participate in faculty-driven research, thrive in a robust program of internships, and study abroad in more than two dozen countries. Lycoming College’s strong endowment-per-student ratio and broader fiscal acumen provide the foundation to support a first-rate undergraduate education.

Required Qualifications: Applicants should have a Ph.D. in statistics or a closely related field. ABD candidates who will complete their Ph.D. by August 2024 will be considered. Previous college-level teaching experience is required, as are exceptional communication skills and the desire to teach undergraduate students in-person in a liberal arts environment. Preference will be given to candidates who have passed Exam P and/or Exam FM or who otherwise demonstrate interest in teaching courses aligned to these exams.

To Apply:

To apply, submit a cover letter addressing your interest in teaching statistics and actuarial science courses at Lycoming College as well as your commitment to innovative and inclusive pedagogy. Generic cover letters and their applications will not be considered. In addition to your cover letter, submit a CV and the names of three current references, all of whom are able to address your teaching. Full consideration will be given to all applications received by December 15th. Preliminary interviews will be conducted remotely mid-January and finalists will be invited for on-campus interviews shortly thereafter. Applicants that make it to the interview stage may be asked to submit additional application materials. Questions about the position or search can be directed to Dr. Mike Smith, smithm@lycoming.edu. Lycoming College is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates.


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