South Dakota State University, Mathematics and Statistics

1671 23667Position ID: SDSU-APS [#23667]
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Brookings, South Dakota 57007, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Statistical Learning
Application Deadline: 2023/12/08 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/10/27)
Position Description:    

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The SDSU Department of Mathematics and Statistics invites applications for two nine-month, full-time, tenure-track faculty assistant professor positions in statistics. Principal duties include research, teaching, and outreach with an emphasis on statistical learning, Bayesian statistics, response surface modeling, nonparametric inference, causal inference, statistical design, spatial statistics, time series analysis, or related area. Candidates will join a diverse and active team of Mathematics and Statistics faculty members supporting the Ph.D. in Computational Science and Statistics, Master’s degree in Statistics, Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Data Science, and Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Mathematics. Exceptional candidates may be eligible for additional funding provided by the CAPITAL Services Statistical Learning Scholar position. More information on the CAPITAL position is available at .

RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsibilities include research, teaching and advising in undergraduate and graduate programs, and service and outreach to the campus and the region. Typical duties include teaching three to six credits per semester of undergraduate and graduate courses. Research duties include developing and maintaining a regionally relevant research program, developing external collaboration and outreach, and pursuing external research funding and graduate student support. Excellence in teaching and enthusiasm for mentoring students is expected.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS include: • Ph.D. in statistics, data science, mathematics, or closely related field by the starting date of the appointment. • Broad understanding of statistical theory and practice with research focus in statistical learning, Bayesian statistics, causal inference, nonparametric inference, response surface modeling, spatial statistics, statistical design, time series analysis, or related area. • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; and excellent collaborative and interpersonal skills. • Potential to be an effective teacher and mentor. • Potential to develop and maintain externally funded scholarly research and publication.

UNIVERSITY AND THE BROOKINGS COMMUNITY: South Dakota State University is the state’s largest, most comprehensive university with more than 200 academic programs, an enrollment of approximately 12,000 students, and over $60 million annual research expenditures.

The Department of Mathematics & Statistics currently has 19 tenure-track faculty, 10 full-time instructors, 70 graduate students, and 175 undergraduate majors. The department currently offers a B.S. and M.S. in Mathematics, an M.S. in Statistics, a B.S. and M.S. in Data Science, and a Ph.D. in Computational Science and Statistics.

Brookings is home to approximately 24,000 residents and is located 60 miles north of Sioux Falls and 200 miles west of Minneapolis. rates Brookings as an ideal community for families, students, young professionals and retirees. It considers Brookings among the safest and most vibrant cities in South Dakota. The city also boasts an abundance of attractions and activities, including the Children’s Museum of South Dakota, Dakota Nature Park, South Dakota Art Museum, McCrory Gardens, South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum, Outdoor Adventure Center and the Brookings Summer Arts Festival.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Position is open until filled with full consideration given to applications received by December 8, 2023.

APPLICATION PROCESS: South Dakota State University accepts applications through an online employment site. To apply, visit:, search by the position title, view the job announcement, and click on “apply for this job.” This system will guide you through the electronic application form. This employment site will also require the attachment of a cover letter, which should specifically address how the candidate meets the qualifications as outlined in the advertisement, Curriculum Vitae, transcript for terminal degree and a reference page with the contact information for three professional references. Email applications will not be accepted. Please contact South Dakota State University Human Resources at 605-688-4128 if you require assistance with this process.

Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to, successful completion of a criminal background check.

South Dakota State University is a tobacco free environment. It is university policy to maintain a drug-free environment and to thereby establish, promote, and maintain a safe and healthy working and learning environment for employees and students. This position is subject to South Dakota State University’s Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy 4:14.

South Dakota State University promotes access to and opportunities for all to receive the benefit of and participate in education, research, and service and is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to this land-grant access mission. SDSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to, and SDSU prohibits discrimination on, the basis of, sex, race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran’s status, or any other status that may become protected in the offering of all educational programs and employment. Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made by emailing Individuals with concerns regarding discrimination should contact: Equal Opportunity Officer/Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources, Morrill Hall 100, SDSU, Brookings, SD 57007. Phone: (605) 688-4128.

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Contact: Dr. Semhar Michael, 605.688.6196
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AME 209A, Box 2225
Brookings, SD 57007
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