Southwestern University, Mathematics and Computer Science

Position ID: 1233-VAPSTATS [#17863, 89768]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Statistics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Georgetown, Texas 78626, United States [map]
Subject Area: Statistics
Application Deadline: 2021/10/01 11:59PMhelp popup (listed until 2021/10/01)
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Assistant Professor of Statistics

Southwestern University

 The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Southwestern University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning August 2022. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in Statistics or a closely related field. ABD candidates will be considered, but the degree must be completed by August 23, 2022.

Southwestern seeks dedicated teacher-scholars that can consistently demonstrate excellence in teaching while also developing a research program that results in peer-reviewed achievement.   Typical teaching responsibilities include five courses per academic year (either a 3-2 or 2-3) and includes multiple sections of the same course. In addition, faculty participate in university service, engage in academic advising and retention initiatives, and exhibit a dedication to equity and inclusiveness. In line with Southwestern University’s commitment to diversity, the department is especially interested in attracting candidates from underrepresented groups and/or those with demonstrated commitment to enhancing diversity, equity, and belonging in STEM.

Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to pursuing excellence in teaching statistics in a liberal arts environment, the ability to develop and teach courses for the Data Science minor, and a willingness to foster undergraduate research. All research areas will be considered. Ideal candidates will share an interest in Southwestern’s interdisciplinary approach to education known as Paideia. Successful applicants will demonstrate a willingness to contribute to Southwestern’s commitment to inquiry-based learning in the sciences.

The Mathematics and Computer Science Department and Southwestern University are committed to recruiting candidates who both excel in teaching and research/creative work and can best serve our diverse student population. As of the fall 2020 semester, 40% of students enrolled at Southwestern are members of groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education and we are committed to further increasing and supporting the diversity of our students, faculty and curriculum. The Department seeks candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to, and will take an active role in, enhancing diversity, inclusion, and equity across the University, including fostering a sense of community and belonging for students. Please include specific and detailed information about how you have worked to enhance diversity and inclusion through your teaching practices, research, and/or service experiences within the college or university setting.

Southwestern University (Georgetown, Texas) is a selective undergraduate residential liberal arts institution located in the greater Austin area.  Established in 1840, Southwestern enrolls approximately 1,500 students and maintains a student–faculty ratio of 12 to 1. The university provides a highly interdisciplinary and holistic education that values high-impact learning experiences, such as study abroad, internships, and faculty-student research. A member of the recently formed Liberal Arts Colleges Racial Equity Leadership Alliance, Southwestern is committed to fostering a diverse educational environment and encourages applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in academia. Additional information about the university can be found at our website:

To apply:  Applicants should submit through Interfolio: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, brief statement of teaching philosophy, research statement that includes a potential plan for undergraduate research, and a service and diversity narrative that addresses past experiences with equity and belonging and future plans for cultivating these values in and out of the classroom. At least two of the reference letters should address teaching aptitude. Email and paper applications will not be accepted. Apply at Review of applications will begin October 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of the University’s Background Check Policy process.  Southwestern University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  EOE/M/F

All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of the University’s Background Check Policy process. Southwestern University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE/M/F

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