The Institute of Statistics and Decision Sciences

Duke University

The Institute of Statistics and Decision Sciences(ISDS) at Duke University invites applications and nominations for faculty positions to begin Fall 2002.

Open Rank Tenured and Tenure-track Faculty Positions: Successful candidates will have demonstrated excellence in statistical research and teaching (or potential for excellence, for candidates for Assistant Professor) and an interest in participating actively in departmental and university life. Assistant Professor of the Practice of Statistics: Successful candidates will demonstrate excellence, and the potential for national recognition, in statistics with leadership potential to further develop the teaching and statistical practice activities of the Institute. The Institute seeks applicants who will participate enthusiastically in student life, promote standards of academic excellence in education, and provide leadership in service teaching. Visiting Positions: ISDS also offers positions as Visiting Professor of Statistics for periods of one to three years. Successful candidates will have strong skills and interests in teaching and research interests that contribute to the intellectual life of the Institute.

ISDS faculty and students are involved in research and education in the development and application of contemporary statistical methods, with particular emphasis on computationally-intensive methods and Bayesian analysis. The department stresses interdisciplinary research and teaching, with recent and ongoing projects in a wide range of scientific fields, and the Duke environment offers many opportunities for collaboration across disciplinary boundaries. The Institute currently has 16 regular-rank faculty, 10 visiting, adjunct and postdoctoral faculty, and 26 Ph.D. students. ISDS enrolls approximately 1200 undergraduate and 150 graduate students per year in service courses and approximately 100 graduate students per year in Ph.D. courses.

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Candidates must have a doctoral degree in statistics, or a related field, and potential for success in an environment where education and collaborative research are valued.

There is no deadline for application, but screening will begin on December 1, 2001 and only applications received by that date are guaranteed full consideration.

All applicants should send a letter, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references. Candidates for Assistant Professors should send three or more letters of reference.

Mail inquiries and applications to:

Faculty Search Committee
ISDS, Duke University
Box 90251
Durham, NC 27708-0251

Applications from qualified women and minority candidates are particularly encouraged. Duke University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.