Full-time tenure track position in Statistics
Position No: 04-05 STAT-BIO/COMP-TT
THE UNIVERSITY: California State University, Hayward occupies 342 acres in the Hayward hills, affording a panoramic view
of nearly the entire San Francisco Bay Area. Cal State Hayward’s proximity to the major Bay Area cities provides unique cultural
opportunities including museums, art galleries, aquariums, planetariums, plays, musicals, sports events, and concerts. The Pacific
Ocean and Sierra Nevada Mountains are nearby, offering recreational diversion. Proximity to centers of research and applications
of statistics/biostatistics provide extraordinary opportunities for continuing professional growth.
The nine major buildings contain 150 classrooms and teaching laboratories, 177 specialized instructional rooms, numerous
student-oriented computer labs and a library which contains a collection of over one million items accessible through HAYSTAC,
its on-line catalog. The University has an enrollment of approximately 13,000 students with 600 faculty. CSUH is organized into
four colleges: Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences; Business and Economics; Education and Allied Studies; and Science (which
contains the Department of Statistics).
The University offers bachelor’s degrees in 41 fields and master’s degrees in 28 (in addition to Special Majors). Other
programs lead to teaching, specialist, pupil personnel services, and administrative services credentials. CSUH also operates the
Contra Costa Campus, a branch center in Concord, which provides full instructional support for over 1,600 upper division and
graduate students. To learn more about CSUH visit http://www.csuhayward.edu.
THE DEPARTMENT: Programs offered by the Department of Statistics include an established and growing M.S. in Statistics
(with a new Option in Biostatistics), B.S., Minor, and certificate programs in statistics. The Department also teaches basic statistics
courses for many major programs throughout the University.
The M.S. and B.S. programs are primarily applied and are designed to prepare students for employment in the large and
diverse Bay Area job market for statisticians, positions nationwide and, in some cases, for Ph.D. study at major research
universities. Currently, there are about 60 students in the M.S. program and smaller numbers in the undergraduate programs. Most
alumni continue their ties with the program, often providing advice about curriculum development.
Statistics faculty members are devoted to teaching, maintain active research programs, are involved in University affairs, and
participate actively in local and national statistical societies. A modern computer lab consists of 20 Pentium-4 personal computers
running the latest statistical software (including SAS, S-Plus/R, Minitab, SPSS, and StatXact). Applied courses include extensive
computer use and even elementary and theoretical courses meet in the lab at least a few times a quarter. Class sizes for elementary
classes rarely exceed 50, and for advanced courses mostly below 30. To learn more about the Department visit
DUTIES OF THE POSITION: Teach undergraduate and master’s level students in statistics, biostatistics, statistical
computation, and probability theory and modeling. Maintain the competency to teach the subject matter of all of the courses the
Department regularly offers, and develop and sustain a research program in biostatistics (for example: survival analysis, study
design, general linear models, longitudinal studies, clinical trials, related statistical computation).
Typically, faculty members teach three classes a quarter, of which two are often identical, lower-level courses. Faculty
members also advise and mentor an ethnically diverse student body, maintain research programs, oversee student consulting
activities, assist in preparing the semiannual Comprehensive Examination for the M.S. degree, and serve on Department, College,
and University committees. Teaching assignments at CSU Hayward include courses at both the Hayward and Contra Costa
RANK AND SALARY: Assistant Professor. Salary is dependent upon educational preparation and experience. Subject to
DATE OF APPOINTMENT: September 2004.
QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Statistics/Biostatistics preferably by June 2004, but in no case later than the effective date of the
appointment. To be recommended for tenure, the candidate must demonstrate satisfactory performance in the areas of teaching;
research, scholarship, and/or creative activities; and service to the University, the Department, the profession, and/or the
community. Ability and demonstrated history of excellent teaching to diverse groups of students is desired.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2003. The position will be considered open
until filled. Please submit a letter of application; a complete and current vita; statement of teaching philosophy, proposed research
plan, copies of major publications; and three letters of recommendation to: