The SMU Department of Statistics and Data Science invites applications for the C. F. Frensley Chair in Mathematical Sciences, to begin in Fall 2024.
We seek a distinguished scholar who has an outstanding record of achievement in statistics and data science and a commitment to research and inclusive teaching. The successful candidate will teach in our statistics and data science programs, direct doctoral dissertations, mentor faculty members, conduct research, and attract external funding to the University. Appointment will be at the full professor level with tenure.
The Department of Statistics & Data Science has 13 permanent faculty members, of whom 8 are tenured or on the tenure track. The department is the academic home for research and teaching in statistics and data science at SMU. Faculty members conduct research in bioinformatics, causal modeling, clinical trials, human mobility data, imaging, incomplete data, machine learning, nonparametrics, sports analytics, survival analysis, time series, topological data analysis, and wine economics. They collaborate with investigators in other departments at SMU, at the UT Southwestern Medical Center, and in other universities and government agencies.
The department offers a PhD in Statistical Science, a PhD in Biostatistics (in collaboration with UT Southwestern Medical Center), an in-person MS in Data Science & Applied Statistics, an online MS in Data Science, a BS in Statistics, and a BS in Data Science. It will begin offering a PhD in Data Science in Fall 2024. Faculty members teach and mentor students in the Statistics & Data Science programs and throughout the University. For more information, visit smu.edu/statistics.
This recruitment is part of a strategic Data Science cluster hire that seeks to foster large-scale collaborative research projects responding to some of humankind's most daunting challenges. The Frensley Chair will have the opportunity to collaborate with statisticians, data scientists, and subject-matter faculty members who are part of this enterprise. SMU is a dynamic, collegial, and supportive work environment that fosters innovation and collaboration in teaching and research.
Southern Methodist University offers a competitive total compensation package that includes - in addition to salary - health and wellness benefits, life and disability insurance, retirement programs, and personal and professional development opportunities.
To apply, submit:
a letter of application highlighting your qualifications,
To ensure full consideration for the position, the application must be received by April 1, 2024, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.
Applicants may address questions to the Department Chair, Daniel Heitjan, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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A PhD is required at the time of appointment. Employment is contingent on satisfactory completion of a background check.
Southern Methodist University is a nationally ranked, private, non-sectarian research institution located in one of the nation's fastest growing metropolitan areas. Researchers are part of an inclusive and intellectually vibrant community of internationally recognized scholars across the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, engineering, and business. SMU offers excellent benefits including full same-sex domestic partner benefits. The city of Dallas is one of the nation's most cosmopolitan commercial and cultural centers, and the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex is the fourth largest metropolitan area in the US. The region’s quality of life is exceptional, with a relatively low cost of living and a variety of housing options. A full range of professional sports teams, museums, music venues, a lively and innovative restaurant scene, and more make Dallas an extremely livable city. Explore SMU at smu.edu.