The School of Science and Mathematics at Truman State University is seeking applicants for a non tenure-track position in Statistics to begin August 2017. The position is expected to be at the rank of Assistant Professor or Instructor depending on the candidate’s qualifications. The position is a one-year, full-time appointment on a 9-month contract with the possibility of renewal for up to 3 additional years depending on performance, departmental needs, and funding.
Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate statistics classes offered by the Department of Statistics and performing other duties as assigned. Other duties could include advising, mentoring students in research, or service to the university and community.
Required Qualifications: A Master’s degree (doctoral degree for Assistant Professor rank) in statistics or a closely related field with substantial coursework or teaching experience in statistics by the date of employment.
Applicants will be evaluated on:
- Academic qualification
- Demonstrated potential for and evidence of excellence in teaching with experience
- Evidence of strong oral, writing, and interpersonal skills
- Ability to teach multiple subjects taught within the department (including Data Science, Introductory Statistics, Design of Experiments, Regression, Nonparametric Statistics, & Statistical Quality Control)
- Desire and ability to support Truman’s liberal arts mission both within and outside the department
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience; Truman offers an attractive benefits package including life, health, and disability insurance, and partial reimbursement for moving expenses.
Program: In July 2013, the Department of Statistics began its inaugural year as a new department within the School of Science and Mathematics at Truman State University. The department currently has 9 full-time faculty members with a variety of specialties who support the university’s statistical needs through the offering of approximately 70 sections of 11 different courses to over 1600 students annually. Minors in Statistics and Statistical Methods are offered by the department, while an interdisciplinary minor in Actuarial Science is actively supported by the department’s faculty and course offerings. The department is currently designing a new major in statistics. More information about the department can be found at http://stat.truman.edu.
The University: A vibrant community of teacher-scholars involved with a highly-selective student body, Truman is a residential university providing its approximately 6,000 students with broad liberal arts experiences and study-in-depth in 48 undergraduate majors and eight graduate programs. Truman's students are well-prepared academically. Most have leadership experience and over 45 percent will enter graduate or professional education within a year of graduation. Over 20 percent of Truman students engage in significant undergraduate research and creative projects, including participation in the annual undergraduate research conference.
Truman is nationally recognized for the quality of educational opportunities that it offers to students and for its leadership in the assessment of student learning and continuous improvement. Truman, Missouri’s only highly selective public liberal arts and sciences university has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report for the nineteenth year in a row as the no. 1 Public University in the Midwest Regional category. The Washington Monthly ranks Truman as the no. 2 Masters’ University in the United States.
The Community: Located in Kirksville, Truman plays a vital role in the thriving regional center of northeast Missouri. The city enjoys a low crime rate, excellent schools, and low cost of living. Within a few minutes’ drive, a broad range of outdoor recreational opportunities is easily accessible. Kirksville is connected to St. Louis (STL) by Cape Air (www.flycapeair.com). Amtrak operates the Southwest Chief on daily schedules from Kirksville to Chicago, Kansas City, and points southwest to Los Angeles. A.T. Still University maintains dental and medical schools in Kirksville. More information about Truman State University can be found at http://www.truman.edu.
Application: The application process is coordinated by the School of Science and Mathematics. Electronic submission of applications is required and must be completed at http://employment.truman.edu Completed applications must include letter of application, a current vita listing all post-secondary degrees and significant employment experiences, a statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests and goals, copies of undergraduate and graduate college transcripts (official transcripts required prior to hiring), and three recent letters of reference describing recent evidence of the candidate’s qualifications for the position.
Review of files will begin March 20, 2017 and continue until a suitable candidate is hired. If hired, applicants must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States, official graduate transcripts, or documentation of degrees if transcripts are not available.
Questions about this position may be directed to Dr. Hyun-Joo Kim, Department of Statistics Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Truman State University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act; women and minority candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.