Statistics -Term position - 2013-14
St. Olaf College is seeking to hire a Visiting Assistant Professor in Statistics to begin in September, 2013. This is a one-year position that has a strong possibility of expanding into a two-year position. A PhD in Statistics or a closely related field by time of appointment is highly desirable. Candidates must have a demonstrated interest in and dedication to undergraduate teaching. The incoming faculty member will primarily teach introductory statistics, with different versions geared toward science students and liberal arts students, although opportunities exist for teaching more advanced courses in applied statistical modeling, or even courses in mathematics. Candidates will also have the opportunity to participate in St. Olaf’s strong interdisciplinary research program if this lines up with their interests.
The Statistics Program at St. Olaf College is strong and vibrant. It is housed in the nationally-recognized Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science, which boasts 4 tenured or tenure-track statisticians among its 23 faculty members. Approximately 25-30 students graduate with statistics concentrations each year; students completing the four-course concentration in statistics come from majors as varied as mathematics, biology, chemistry, psychology, political science, and economics. Many go on to graduate school in statistics or related fields. Many statistics concentrators (around 18 per year) also choose to participate in the Center for Interdisciplinary Research (CIR) where statistics students on research teams work with faculty from statistics and another discipline to address in-depth, year-long projects. Besides getting first-hand experience in research, CIR Fellows participate in a weekly seminar series focusing on research and communication skills, while forming an energetic and visible statistics community.
Review of applications for this position will begin on November 1, 2012, and continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted online, at https://jobs.stolaf.edu/.
A completed application includes:
- a cover letter of application (addressing your particular interest in St. Olaf College)
- a current curriculum vitae
- unofficial graduate transcripts
- names and email addresses for two people who will write letters of reference (both directly addressing teaching).
Letters of reference will be requested via the email address you provide as soon as your application is complete.
- a statement on teaching philosophy
St. Olaf College is an academically rigorous, nationally ranked liberal arts college that is home to 3,000 students and 800 faculty and staff employees. St. Olaf is located in Northfield, Minnesota, a town of 20,000 residents 35 miles from the vibrant and culturally rich metropolitan area of Minneapolis and St. Paul.
St. Olaf College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity in its students, faculty, and staff. The college is especially interested in candidates who will contribute to the diversity of our community through their work and service.
For information contact:
Paul Roback, Statistics Search Committee
Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science
St. Olaf College
1520 St. Olaf Ave
Northfield, MN 55057