Michigan State University invites applications and nominations for
the position of Chairperson, Department of Statistics and Probability,
College of Natural Science. The Department has eighteen tenure stream
faculty (including joint appointments in the Department of Mathematics and
Department of Epidemiology), many distinguished visiting faculty and fifty
graduate students. The applicant may wish to visit www.msu.edu and
www.stt.msu.edu to learn more about the university and the department. The
Department expects to grow and add faculty positions with strong
interdisciplinary components.

         The Chairperson will lead the faculty in shaping and developing
the department's research, teaching and service, including recruitment into
expected faculty openings. Candidates should possess a Ph.D. in an
appropriate field, outstanding research credentials, an established record
of university and professional service, and effective leadership,
communication and administrative skills.

         The Chairperson must be strongly committed to the continued
improvement in the department's research and grant standing, promoting
interdisciplinary research initiatives, and furthering excellence in
teaching and service to the greater university community.

         The position carries tenure at the rank of professor and is
available starting 16 August 2002. Compensation is competitive and will be
commensurate with qualifications. Applications and nominations should be
sent to Professor Dennis Gilliland, Chairperson Search Committee,
Department of Statistics and Probability, Michigan State University, East
Lansing, MI 48824. An application should include a letter of interest, a
curriculum vitae and the names of four persons who may be contacted for
letters of recommendation.

         Applications will be considered until the position is filled. We
expect to begin interviews in early 2002. Applications are strongly
encouraged from members of groups that are traditionally underrepresented
in statistics and probability.