Responsibilities – Essential Functions: Duties include teaching 5 three-hour courses per semester. Employment begins August 2019. Affiliate faculty are initially appointed to a one academic-year contract, this contract can be renewed once, and then affiliate faculty can be appointed to three-year contracts.
Department: The Department of Statistics at Grand Valley State University places an emphasis on teaching excellence and active scholarship. Our department offers a Master's degree in Biostatistics, an undergraduate major in Statistics (with a potential emphasis in Actuarial Science), and minors in Mathematical Statistics and Applied Statistics. We jointly offer a Master's degree in Data Science and Analytics and a minor in Data Science with the School of Computing Science and Information Systems. In addition, our department offers a variety of statistics courses in support of the university's many other graduate programs. Currently our department has approximately 40 graduate students, 130 majors and 150 minors. The department and university are strongly committed to using technology in teaching at all levels. GVSU maintains a robust computer infrastructure across multiple platforms. The student and faculty networks at GVSU maintain the current versions of SAS, SPSS, R, and JMP. Our department also maintains a vibrant Statistical Consulting Center that supports statistical activity across the university. For more information, see our web site at www.gvsu.edu/stat or call (616) 331--3355.
How to Apply: Applications will only be accepted online: to apply, go to jobs.gvsu.edu. The complete application must include: 1. a cover letter that addresses the applicant's qualifications for the position, 2. a current vita, 3. one to two page statement of teaching philosophy and 4. an unofficial copy of your transcript. The online system will allow you to attach these documents electronically. If you need assistance or have questions, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215. In addition , candidates are encouraged to have one letter of recommendation (which should address teaching qualifications) mailed to Dr. Paul Stephenson, Department Chair, Department of Statistics, MAK A-1-170, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI 49401. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Paul Stephenson via email at email@example.com.
Deadline Date for Filing Applications: This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open through February.
Required Qualifications and Education: Evidence of a commitment to teaching excellence is required. M.S. or Ph.D. in Statistics or related field with at least 18 graduate hours in statistics (completed by June of 2019).
Preferred Qualifications and Education: Preferred candidates will have teaching experience and will have a demonstrated an interest in methods of instruction that utilize technology. Preferred candidates will have programming experience with SAS or R.
About Grand Valley State University
Grand Valley State University (GVSU) is a public, comprehensive university with more than 24,000 students and more than 800 faculty members. GVSU is located in the Grand Rapids area, Michigan’s second largest metropolitan region. Grand Valley State University offers a wide array of liberal arts and sciences as well as professional degree programs in which the focus is on teaching and learning enhanced by active scholarship.
A strong liberal education serves as the foundation for all undergraduate and graduate programs at GVSU, fostering critical thinking, creative problem solving, and cultural understanding. This combination of educational offerings helps Grand Valley to fulfill its mission of educating students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies.
GVSU is committed to small class sizes, which allows for more individualized interaction between professors and students. Faculty members, who are actively engaged in their discipline and highly dedicated to teaching, teach all courses. The largely residential Allendale Campus is 1,280 acres of beautifully wooded grounds. It incorporates a complete college experience with numerous student organizations, a...n array of nationally ranked NCAA athletics, and many year-round arts and entertainment events. Nearly 7,000 students live on the Allendale campus in university living centers and apartments. The Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus, which includes the L.V. Eberhard Center and Richard M. DeVos Center as well as the Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences, provides an important link to the business, health, and cultural community of Michigan's second largest city. With its focus on graduate and professional studies, the Pew Grand Rapids Campus serves more than 9,000 students.