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Instructional-Track Assistant Professor of Statistics
University of Rochester

Company Information: The University of Rochester is one of the country’s top-tier research universities. Our 158 buildings house more than 200 academic majors, more than 2,000 faculty and instructional staff, and some 11,300 students—approximately half of whom are women.Learning at the University of Rochester is also on a very personal scale. Rochester remains one of the smallest and most collegiate among top research universities, with smaller classes, a low 10:1 student to teacher ratio, and increased interactions with faculty.

Position Title: Instructional-Track Assistant Professor of Statistics

Duties and Responsibilities: The University of Rochester’s Statistics Program seeks applications for the position of a full-time instructional-track (non-tenure) assistant professor. We are looking for a candidate with a passion for teaching who will contribute to our growing undergraduate Statistics curriculum. A successful candidate will be expected to have strong teaching skills and to demonstrate a thoughtful approach to statistical pedagogy. As our introductory statistics courses grow, we are particularly seeking a candidate who has an interest in innovative pedagogical practices in order to further engage students from diverse academic backgrounds. This position starts July 1, 2018.

The main focus of this position will be on instruction. Teaching load will be two courses per semester, with at least one course per semester being at the introductory level. This position will be involved in teaching/developing new courses, especially those that are computation-based in order to meet the growing demand for big data, data science, and modern methodology. There will also be an expectation for this position to be involved with the workshop program for introductory statistics courses. Workshops are small groups of students who meet each week to solve challenging problems under the guidance of a peer leader who has recently completed the course successfully. As we continue to add workshops to courses, this position will be involved with recruiting student leaders, scheduling, and developing problem sets.

Position Qualifications: Ph.D. in Statistics, Biostatistics, or related field. The preferred candidate will have a passion for college teaching and will demonstrate an interest in innovative statistical pedagogy. Experience with the statistical computing environment R is required, and familiarity with SAS, JMP, Minitab, and similar programs is also desirable.

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Application Information: Candidates should submit a cover letter of interest, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, letters of recommendation, and transcripts to our online application system at

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Application Deadline: 02/28/2018