Carleton College, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Position ID: Carleton-VAP [#24138]
Position Title: Visiting Assistant Professor in Statistics
Position Type: Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Northfield, Minnesota 55057, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Statistics
Application Deadline: 2024/01/26 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2024/01/02, finished 2024/07/15)
Position Description:    

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

The Carleton College Department of Mathematics and Statistics anticipates hiring a Visiting Assistant Professor in Statistics to begin September 1, 2024. This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of renewal for a second year. A PhD in statistics, biostatistics or data science in hand or imminent completion by September 1 is preferred; a masters degree is required. Candidates with a PhD in a closely related field may be considered, but they must have training in statistics and be proficient with the software package R. 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.

Responsibilities include teaching five statistics courses (spread out over our calendar of three ten-week terms). 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. The department, which includes four statisticians, offers a major in statistics and a new minor in statistics and data science. We offer unique undergraduate opportunities including research experiences and a statistical consulting class in which students work in teams on data analysis projects solicited from the local community. Our academic year consists of three ten-week terms and the typical teaching load is five courses per year. For further information about the department consult the Carleton mathematics and statistics website at

To apply, submit the following materials at

  • a letter of interest

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

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

    • describe courses that you have taught or assisted;

    • 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;

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

  • curriculum vitae

  • graduate transcript

  • three letters of recommendation, at least one of which should specifically address teaching experience

For any questions about the position, please contact the chair of the search committee, Katie St. Clair, 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.

Review of applications will begin January 26, 2024 and continue until the position is filled. 

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