Primary Purpose The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Idaho State University invites applications for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in the area of applied statistics to join our faculty team beginning in fall semester, 2021. The successful candidate will be strongly committed to teaching introductory and senior level statistics courses, conducting high quality peer-reviewed research, and contributing to further developing the statistics curriculum based on their area of expertise. The successful candidate will also build an interdisciplinary research program that includes collaboration with other faculty in the College of Science and Engineering and Idaho State University. All areas of applied statistics will be considered.
Key Responsibilities To teach introductory and senior level statistics courses, to build a successful research program, and to provide service to the department, college, and university.
Minimum Qualifications Ph.D. in Statistics, Biostatistics, or a closely related field is required by the start date of the appointment.
Experience in college/university level teaching, especially senior level courses in modern statistical sciences, such as Bayesian statistics and machine learning.
An established strong publication record indicative of the potential to build and maintain a productive research program.
Evidence of the potential to complement the research mission of the College of Science and Engineering and collaborate with college faculty on publications and grant applications.
Demonstrated interest and experience in curriculum development and teaching and mentoring non-traditional and diverse students.
Effective communication skills and ability to work in a team environment with faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds.
A proactive approach and commitment to service.
Additional Information: The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers a Doctoral, Master's, Bachelor's, Minor and Associate's degree in Mathematics, a Bachelor's degree and Minor in Statistics and a Bachelor's degree and Minor in Applied Mathematics. The department provides courses in mathematics and statistics that serve students in many fields, including engineering, education, health professions, business and the sciences. The department also maintains a highly trained and research-active faculty with a balanced commitment to teaching, research, and service, that conducts research in pure and applied mathematics and statistics.
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is currently home to 13 tenured or tenure-track faculty, one faculty member at rank, one visiting assistant faculty member, 12 full-time instructional faculty, several adjunct instructors and seven graduate students. The Department is located in the College of Science and Engineering, which seeks to increase the statistics faculty over the next five years.
Idaho State University is located in safe and scenic southeast Idaho. The region has a low cost of living and offers ample outdoor recreation activities. Numerous collaborative opportunities exist within the College of Science and Engineering, with the Division of Health Sciences, with other departments on campus, and with the Idaho National Laboratory (40 minutes away). The position will have a competitive salary and benefits.
Application: To be considered for this position, please submit an application and the following materials to MathJobs.Org:
Cover letter that addresses your qualifications and interest in the position
AMS cover sheet
Unofficial graduate transcript
Research statement of at most two pages
Teaching statement of at most two pages
Evidence of effective teaching
Up to three recent publications (optional)
Three current letters of recommendation (at least one of which should address teaching qualifications) must be submitted, by referees, directly to MathJobs.Org
Applications received by November 30, 2020 will receive full consideration. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. U.S. Citizens and Non-U.S. Citizens are encouraged to apply. To conform to U.S. export control regulations, applicants should be eligible for any required authorizations from the U.S. Government. Offers of employment may be conditional pending successful completion of a background investigation.
Idaho State University is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We welcome and encourage applications from individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence. Idaho State University is an AA/EEO employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.