Arizona State University
Department of Mathematics and Statistics & the School of Life Sciences

Assistant Professor (tenure-track)

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics and the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University invite applications for a tenure-track position at the
Assistant Professor level (50% appointment in both programs) beginning in the Fall semester of 2004. Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in statistics or
biostatistics, mathematics, or a biological science, by August 16, 2004. Candidates must have demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and statistical
research that includes areas of relevance to the life sciences, and must have demonstrated interest in collaborative and methodological research related to the life
sciences (bacterial, plant or animal systems). The successful candidate will be expected to conduct research and publish in the area of statistics, engage in research
programs with the School of Life Sciences, provide quality teaching of undergraduate and graduate courses in statistics, and participate in on-campus
interdisciplinary statistics activities and appropriate professional service. Evidence of interest includes (but is not limited to) bioinformatics, Bayesian methods,
longitudinal models, multimodel estimation, spatial statistics and time series analysis desired.

The main campus of Arizona State University has approximately 47,000 students and is located in the rapidly growing metropolitan Phoenix area, which provides a
wide variety of recreational and cultural opportunities. The Department of Mathematics and Statistics currently has 48 full time faculty members and over 70
supported Graduate Students. The Department has high-quality and growing graduate and undergraduate programs in statistics. The School of Life Sciences has
over 80 full time faculty members and 225 Graduate Students. It has excellent programs in biotechnology, molecular biosciences, genomics, ecology, and organismal
biology. In collaboration with the rapidly growing AzBio Research Institute major growth in the life sciences is expected in the near term. Demand for applied
statistical research and instruction at ASU is expected to continue to increase, and ASU has numerous opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration. There are
excellent computing resources, including a networked cluster dedicated to statistics research, individual faculty workstations, and access to the University's central
computing facilities.

Applicants must send i) a curriculum vitae, ii) an AMS Cover Sheet (available at, iii) a personal statement addressing his/her
research agenda, and iv) a statement of teaching philosophy, and v) must arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to:

Hiring Committee in Statistics and Life Sciences
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Arizona State University
PO Box 871804
Tempe, AZ 85287-1804

Review of applications will begin January 16, 2004, if not filled, weekly thereafter until the search is closed. AA/EOE.