University of Arizona
Faculty position advertisement in Statistics

The Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ABE) at The University of Arizona invites applications for an academic-year appointment at the assistant professor level as an active participant in the Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Statistics (SGIDP) associated with the University’s BIO5 Institute for Collaborative Bioresearch (  This appointment will begin August 2, 2007. The successful candidate will teach, perform scholarly research, and provide academic service in support of both programs, and will demonstrate experience in or an ability to develop a research program in statistical computing, quantitative modeling, statistical analysis, and/or statistical experiment design in concert with established faculty in ABE, the SGIDP, and other units across campus.  Target areas of research interest that could support both the SGIDP and ABE in these endeavors include: statistical computing, statistical design, remote sensing and geographic information systems (GIS), and bioinformatics.

Research and teaching responsibilities associated with this position will complement current academic courses and research programs by the Department, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the College of Engineering and other relevant units in the University.  Teaching responsibilities will include two to three graduate or undergraduate courses per year with one in ABE and at least one in support of the SGIDP.  The budgetary distribution of effort is 70% research, 30% teaching.  Opportunities exist for participation in international programs.

Required qualifications:  A Ph.D. in Statistics or related field is required.  It is desirable for the candidate to have earned a B.S. or M.S. degree in engineering.  Applicants should have experience in development and management of research programs and a demonstrated capability for garnering extramural support for research.  Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.  Review of applications will begin 11/13/06 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should include a letter of interest; a resume; a graduate transcript; a statement of research and teaching activities and plans; and names, addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references.

Apply online:, Job #36492.  Questions can be addressed to Dr. Mark Riley, Search Committee Chair, Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Shantz Bldg. Room 403, The University of Arizona, PO Box 2100-0038, Tucson, AZ 85721-0038 (  The University of Arizona is an EEO/AA Employer- M/W/D/V.