Applied Statistics, Data analysis/processing, Statistics Educator
One full-time probationary position Appointment Date: August 20, 2019 Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at St. Cloud State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Data Science/Analytics. The successful candidate should be committed to excellence in teaching and dedicated to preparing the next generation of data scientists. The department has a vibrant and growing Statistics major program with concentrations in Data Science, Data Analytics, and Mathematical Statistics supported by eight statistics faculty. More information about the college and the department can be found at http://www.stcloudstate.edu/cose/ and https://www.stcloudstate.edu/mathstat/.
The successful candidate’s primary responsibilities will be to provide instruction in, and leadership for, data science and data analytics programs. Furthermore, providing support to the Statistics and Data Analytics Consulting Center will be expected. The successful candidate will also be involved in the development of curricular materials, serve on department committees, be professionally active, and perform other duties as assigned. In order to be considered for tenure, the successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to: 1) teach and/or perform other assignments effectively; 2) conduct research or other scholarly activities; 3) continue preparation and study in the discipline; 4) contribute to student growth and development; and 5) provide service to the university and community.
The ideal candidate will share St. Cloud State's commitment to our mission and values, especially our commitment to educating our racially and socio-economically diverse student population. Applicants will be expected to establish and maintain a professional goal to become outstanding teachers through the use of research based, best practices pedagogy. They should be willing to participate in teaching using alternative delivery methods such as online and hybrid. They will regularly engage in ongoing professional development and innovation opportunities focused on pedagogical growth offered within the College and at St. Cloud State University.
Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Inter Faculty Organization (https://www.ifo.org).
Ph.D. in Data Science or a strongly related area with a strong statistics component by the appointment date, or an M.S. in Data Science/Analytics with a strong statistics component followed by at least 5 years of industry experience using state-of-the-art methods
Demonstrated potential to be an effective instructor utilizing best teaching practices
Strong and relevant computing skills (e.g., script programming, cloud computing, big data)
Excellent communication skills
Demonstrated ability to teach and work with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds
Ph.D. in Data Science or strongly related area
Data Science industry experience
Experience engaging students in experiential learning through real-world projects
Experience with teaching and assessment of on-line (credentialed) courses
Application review begins February 10, 2019; position is open until filled. Only complete applications will be considered. A complete application will include the following:
Letter of application addressing the qualifications listed above
Teaching Philosophy Statement
Names, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses of three (3) current professional references who can speak to the candidate’s qualifications
Copies of transcripts (undergraduate and graduate); official transcripts will be required upon hiring
NOTE: Each required document must be uploaded for your application to be considered.
Contact Information: Dr. Michael Ernst Search Committee Chair Professor of Statistics Phone: (320) 308-2175 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Why Work For Us?
GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.
St. Cloud State University is committed to excellence and actively supports cultural diversity. To promote this endeavor, we invite individuals who contribute to such diversity to apply, including minorities, women, LGBTQ, persons with disabilities and veterans. The university is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, status with regards to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or status as a U.S. veteran. The Title IX coordinator at St. Cloud State is Dr. Ellyn Bartges. For additional information, contact the Office for Institutional Equity & Access, (320) 308-5123, Admin. Services Bldg. Rm 102.
About St. Cloud State University
Founded in 1869, St. Cloud State is an award-winning regional public university and proud member of the Minnesota State Universities & Colleges system. The 100-acre campus is about an hour northwest of Minneapolis and St. Paul, along the oak-crowned west bank of the Mississippi River. St. Cloud State students prepare for life, work and citizenship by exploring the world around them and making it better. St. Cloud State employees value active and applied learning, community engagement, sustainability, and global and cultural understanding. These commitments complement more than 200 majors, minors and pre-professional programs, 60 graduate programs and 250 student clubs and organizations. St. Cloud State began as a normal school in 1869 and became St. Cloud State Teachers College in 1921. Bachelor's degrees were first offered in 1925. Master's degrees debuted in 1957. In 1975, the institution became St. Cloud State University. In recent years, the University added applied doctoral programs in Higher Education Administration and Educational Administration and Leadership. A diverse mix of students from Midwestern towns and U.S. metropolitan areas are learning alongside more than 1,000 international students from about 80 nations.
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