Assistant Professor - Statistics/Data Science

Updated: about 16 hours ago
Location: Auburn University, ALABAMA
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Auburn University is seeking to fill a nine-month tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of Statistics or Data Science to begin August 16, 2022. Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent degree in Statistics, Data Science, Biostatistics, or closely related field at the time employment begins. Postdoctoral research experience is desired, and excellent writing and interpersonal communication skills are required. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent research program in Statistics or Data Science, interact with and contribute to interdisciplinary research at Auburn University, advise and mentor students, and have a strong commitment to high quality teaching.

We seek applicants with research specialization in statistical learning, statistical methodology and modeling for big data analytics, and/or high-performance analytics. Evidence of interest in interdisciplinary research is desired. The successful candidate shall have interests that complement and enhance the department's research strengths in the field.

The department has a PhD program and various MS programs, including a new MS program in Data Science. It has over 50 mathematicians/statisticians and more than 120 graduate students engaged in research in a wide variety of areas in mathematics and statistics. Auburn University’s strong research programs in a variety of areas present many opportunities for interdisciplinary research and for participation in its various multidisciplinary programs. Auburn University is an R1 University and one of the nation’s premier land, sea, and space grant institutions. It maintains high levels of research activity and high standards for teaching excellence. For more information on faculty life at Auburn University, please visit http://www.auburn.edu/academic/provost/facultyjobs/ . Auburn University is understanding of and sensitive to the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples. Please visit the following link for more information: http://www.auburn.edu/academic/provost/pdf/guidelines-dual-career-services.pdf .

Candidates can submit their application material online at https://www.auemployment.com/postings/25258 . Applications must include a cover letter, transcript(s), curriculum vitae, a statement of research, a statement of teaching (and teaching evaluations if available), and a statement of contributions to diversity and inclusion. (https://www.auburn.edu/cosam/about/mission-vision-oied.htm ) Candidates must also submit the names and contact information for three professional references. One reference must address teaching experience and abilities. For additional information contact: Dr. Peng Zeng, Chair of Search Committee, e-mail: zengpen@auburn.edu.

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.

Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability Employer and committed to building an inclusive and diverse community.

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