The SDSU Department of Mathematics and Statistics invites applications for two nine-month, full-time, tenure-track faculty assistant professor positions in statistics. Principal duties include research, teaching, and outreach with an emphasis on statistical learning, Bayesian statistics, response surface modeling, nonparametric inference, causal inference, statistical design, spatial statistics, time series analysis, or related area. Candidates will join a diverse and active team of Mathematics and Statistics faculty members supporting the Ph.D. in Computational Science and Statistics, Master’s degree in Statistics, Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Data Science, and Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Mathematics. Exceptional candidates may be eligible for additional funding provided by the CAPITAL Services Statistical Learning Scholar position. More information on the CAPITAL position is available here.
Responsibilities include research, teaching and advising in undergraduate and graduate programs, and service and outreach to the campus and the region. Typical duties include teaching three to six credits per semester of undergraduate and graduate courses. Research duties include developing and maintaining a regionally relevant research program, developing external collaboration and outreach, and pursuing external research funding and graduate student support. Excellence in teaching and enthusiasm for mentoring students is expected.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS include:
Ph.D. in statistics, data science, mathematics, or closely related field by the starting date of the appointment.
Broad understanding of statistical theory and practice with research focus in statistical learning, Bayesian statistics, causal inference, nonparametric inference, response surface modeling, spatial statistics, statistical design, time series analysis, or related area.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills; and excellent collaborative and interpersonal skills.
Potential to be an effective teacher and mentor.
Potential to develop and maintain externally funded scholarly research and publication.
South Dakota State University is a land-grant institution and is the state’s largest institution of higher education with an enrollment of approximately 12,000 students. SDSU is located in Brookings, South Dakota, a community of approximately 24,000 near the east central border of South Dakota on Interstate 29. The city has an excellent K-12 education system, is accessible to major medical facilities, has an active cultural and social environment, and has numerous lakes and parks within driving distance. It is 50 miles north of Sioux Falls, with a metropolitan area population of 227,000.
The Department: The Department of Mathematics & Statistics currently has 20 tenure-track faculty, 13 full time instructors, 80 graduate students, and 185 undergraduate majors. The department currently offers a B.S. and M.S. in Mathematics, an M.S. in Statistics, a B.S. and M.S. in Data Science, and a Ph.D. in Computational Science and Statistics.