Assistant/Associate Professor of Statistics

Updated: 6 days ago
Location: Brookings, SOUTH DAKOTA
Deadline:
Faculty  
0009124  
Assistant/Associate Professor of Statistics  
Assistant Professor - 9  
South Dakota State University  
Brookings  
3MAST1-Mathematics & Statistics  
External (includes Internal)  
 
Regular  
9 months  
 
45  
100  
Commensurate with qualifications.  
06-30-2017  
Open Until Filled
11-01-2017  
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics invites applications for a nine-month, tenure track faculty position in Statistics with principal duties to include research, teaching, and outreach with an emphasis on mathematical statistics, pattern recognition, large scale inference, spatiotemporal modeling, functional data analysis or sampling theory. The ideal candidate will have prior experience in the application of these statistical methods in research projects and to support industry. This individual will become an integral member of a diversified and active team of Mathematics and Statistics faculty supporting the Ph.D. in Computational Science and Statistics, the Master's degree in Statistics, the Master's degree in Data Science and the Master's and Bachelor's degrees in Mathematics offered at SDSU.
SDSU is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to and/or coordinate course offerings that address the experiences of underrepresented minorities in organizations. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.
Responsibilities: Responsibilities will include teaching and advising in the undergraduate and graduate programs, research, service, and outreach to the campus and region. Teaching duties will include teaching three to six credits per semester of undergraduate and graduate courses, and advising undergraduate and graduate student projects and research. Research duties will include developing and maintaining a regionally-relevant research program in mathematical statistics, pattern recognition, large scale inference, spatial and temporal modeling, functional data analysis or sampling theory, and developing sources of external research funding and graduate student support.
Qualifications:
Required qualifications include an earned Ph.D. in Statistics or closely related field at the starting date of the appointment; broad training in statistical theory with an emphasis on mathematical statistics, pattern recognition, large scale inference, spatial and temporal modeling, functional data analysis or sampling theory; demonstrated potential to be an effective teacher at the graduate and undergraduate level; demonstrated potential to conduct an effective research agenda with the potential to obtain external funding; excellent written and verbal communication skills; and excellent collaborative and interpersonal skills.
Desired qualifications include a research agenda and proven record of funding in mathematical statistics, pattern recognition, large scale inference, spatial and temporal modeling, functional data analysis or sampling theory; experience in the provision of applied statistical consultative services in a variety of scientific disciplines; and a proven record of teaching excellence. The candidate should have demonstrated enthusiasm and aptitude to supervise student research, practicum experiences, and internships.
For more information on the position, contact: Dr. Cedric Neumann, Search Committee Chair, 605-688-6196 or
Cedric.Neumann@sdstate.edu  
The Department: The Department of Mathematics & Statistics currently has 22 tenure-track faculty, 13 full time instructors, 80 graduate students, and 145 undergraduate majors. The department currently offers a B.S. and M.S. in Mathematics, an M.S. in Statistics, an M.S. in Data Science, and a Ph.D. in Computational Science and Statistics.
University/Community: South Dakota State University is a land-grant institution and is the state's largest institution of higher education with an enrollment of 12,500 students. SDSU is located in Brookings, South Dakota, a community of 23,657 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 170,000.  
This system will guide you through the electronic application form. This employment site will also require the attachment of a cover letter, which should specifically address how the candidate meets the qualifications as outlined in the advertisement; Curriculum Vita; transcript for your terminal degree; and a reference page with the contact information for at least three professional references. Email applications will not be accepted. Please contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 if you require assistance with this process.  
 
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