Applications are invited for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Data Science and Computational Statistics in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Old Dominion University (ODU), starting Fall 2019. The department is seeking outstanding scholars in some of the new emerging areas of Data Science. An exceptional candidate can be considered at the rank of Associate Professor.
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is one of seven degree-granting departments in the College of Sciences and currently has 44 full-time faculty members, including 25 on the tenured/tenure track and 19 lecturers. The Department has robust undergraduate and graduate programs: a B.S. degree program in Mathematics with more than 170 undergraduate majors; and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees programs in Computational and Applied Mathematics with options in Applied Mathematics, Statistics, and Biostatistics with approximately 40 graduate students. The Department ranks in the top 20% on NSF's list of total and federally financed higher education R&D expenditures in the Mathematical Sciences. The Department receives substantial state support and peer-reviewed research grant support, from NSF, NASA, NIA, VDEQ, VSGC and other agencies. It is also supported by endowment funds. Many opportunities exist for collaboration and interaction with faculty members in the Department, other Departments of the College of Sciences and the University, the Virginia Modeling, Analysis and
Simulation Center (VMASC) of the University and at nearby institutions: Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS); the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA); the NASA-Langley Research Center; and the Jefferson Laboratory. Further information regarding the Department may be obtained at http://odu.edu/math/.
ODU and the College of Sciences are committed to inclusive excellence, recognizing that diversity enhances and enriches our educational mission, employment experience, and community engagement. We seek candidates whose research, teaching, and/or service experiences have prepared them to fulfill our commitment to inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
Interested individuals should apply electronically at https://jobs.odu.edu/ , and submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, graduate school transcripts, research and teaching statements, and three letters of reference from professional and academic sources. The system will solicit the letters on your behalf. Review of the applications will begin on December 3, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.
Old Dominion University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
We seek scholars with good communication skills and demonstrated potential for excellent research and external funding, and commitment to teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. The successful person will have a Ph.D. in Statistics, Biostatistics, Mathematics or related fields and serve the university’s new initiative in Big Data Analytics and Data Science. Preference will be given to applicants who can teach statistics courses. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualification and experience. It is anticipated that the new faculty will expand the department course offerings and participate in the building of a strong academic program in Data Science at the undergraduate as well as at the graduate levels.
Additional Salary Information: Old Dominion University offers an attractive package of benefits including medical and dental coverage.
Internal Number: F0710A
About Old Dominion University
Old Dominion University is a state-assisted, Carnegie doctoral/research-extensive institution enrolling 24,000 students, including over 6,000 graduate students. The University is located in Norfolk, one of the cities making up the Hampton Roads region of Virginia, a major seaport and recreation area with a population in excess of 1.5 million people. Programs are offered on the main campus, at higher education centers in the region and in Northern Virginia, and at distant learning sites across Virginia, the nation and the world. Norfolk Naval Base, the largest naval base in the world, is three miles from the campus. Federal space, aeronautics, oceanography, and nuclear physics research facilities are nearby. In addition, strong collaboration occurs with Eastern Virginia Medical School, which is located one mile from the campus.
The College of Sciences offers degrees in the areas of Biological Sciences; Chemistry and Biochemistry; Computer Science; Mathematics and Statistics; Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences; Physics; and Psychology. The College offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs, including doctoral programs in eight areas. A full-time faculty of 181 was awarded over $20.6 million of external research funding during academic year 2009 - 2010.