University of Missouri-Columbia
Department of Statistics

Tenure Track positions

The Department of Statistics seeks to fill at least two tenure-track
Assistant Professor positions starting Fall 2005. A doctorate in
Statistics or Biostatistics or related fields by August 15, 2005,
and excellence in teaching and research are required. An association
with other units will be explored if this is of interest to a strong candidate.

Send letter of application, CV and three letters of reference to:
Dr. Dongchu Sun, Chair of Search Committee
Statistics Department,
University of Missouri
 Columbia, MO 65211-4100
or e-mail to

Review of files will begin December 1, 2004.

The Department of Statistics has 12 faculty members with research
interests in adaptive designs, Bayesian statistics, biostatistics,
bioinformatics, ecology, environmental statistics, model selection,
nonparametric statistics, order restricted inference, sequential
design, shape analysis, spatial statistics, spatio-temporal processes,
and time series. Faculty research includes theoretical and
methodological statistics with diverse applications such as AIDS
research, air pollution, biostatistics, climatology, disease mapping,
ecology, economics, engineering, forestry, genetics, meteorology,
oceanography, psychology, and wildlife biology. Current research is
supported by about one million dollars in grants from EPA, NASA, NIH,
NSF, USGS, and the Missouri Department of Conservation.
The department offers bachelors, masters, and PhD degrees and
has over 55 graduate students.
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Columbia is a city of more than 90,000 people located in central
Missouri. Kansas City and St. Louis are each about 120 miles from
Columbia, less than a two hour drive on Interstate 70. Local cultural
activities are numerous with a thriving live music scene, and numerous
plays and concert series offered by the city, University, and Stephens
and Columbia colleges. The city is connected to the state-wide
hiking-biking trail network (the "Katy Trail") and the Ozark
recreational area is a two to four hour drive from Columbia and
provides camping, hiking, water sports and float trips. For more
information about the city of Columbia, please visit

The University of Missouri is an EO/AAE. Women and minorities are
encouraged to apply. To request ADA accommodations, contact the ADA
coordinator at 573-884-7278 (V/TTY).