Sewanee: The University of the South, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

1415 17143Position ID: 1415-STATVAP [#17143]
Position Title: Visiting Assistant Professor of Statistics
Position Type: Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Sewanee, Tennessee 37383, United States [map]
Subject Area: Statistics
Application Deadline: 2021/02/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/01/08, finished 2021/07/05, listed until 2021/07/08)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at The University of the South, commonly known as Sewanee, invites applications for two Visiting Assistant Professor of Statistics positions that will begin in August 2021, with a possibility of renewal beyond the initial one-year appointment. Each of these positions requires a Ph.D. in mathematics, statistics, or computer science and carries a teaching load of 3 courses per semester, including at least 2 sections of Elementary Statistics per semester. At present, the University expects to return to in-person teaching for all courses in the fall of 2021.

The Department seeks colleagues who are committed to
  • excellence in teaching across the curriculum,
  • scholarship in a liberal arts environment,
  • close student mentorship, and
  • engagement in the broader community,
all of which should be addressed in the application. A careful review of applications for these positions will begin on February 1, 2021 and will continue until the positions have been filled.

A complete application includes the following:
  • a cover letter that includes an overview of current and anticipated research activity,
  • a curriculum vitae,
  • a statement of teaching philosophy in a liberal arts setting that demonstrates a commitment to or experience with supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion,
  • (unofficial) graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and
  • three letters of recommendation, at least one of which must address the applicant's teaching in detail.
Applications for these positions should be submitted through the Sewanee jobs portal; recommendation letters can be sent directly to Kristen Godsey, Assistant for Finance and Administration, at

The University of the South comprises a nationally ranked residential College of Arts and Sciences and a School of Theology. The University is strongly committed to the values of intellectual inquiry, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and living and serving in community. Situated on 13,000 acres atop Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau, Sewanee is known for its stunning natural beauty while providing easy access to Chattanooga, Nashville, and Huntsville. The University is affiliated with the Episcopal Church and seeks to help employees of all backgrounds and identities flourish.

Eligibility for employment is contingent upon successful prescreening.

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Sewanee, TN 37383
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