University of St. Thomas

Assistant Professor of Statistics

St. Paul
Jan 06, 2017
Feb 09, 2017
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

The Department of Mathematics at the University of St. Thomas invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Statistics, to begin in September 2017.   

The University of St. Thomas is a liberal arts institution that values excellence in teaching and research.  The 20-member Department of Mathematics ( offers bachelor's programs in mathematics, mathematics education, actuarial science, and supports the interdepartmental degree program in statistics.  Faculty members are quite active in the area of undergraduate research.   The Statistics Program was established in 2011 and offers Bachelor of Science degrees in mathematical statistics and applied statistics.  The program is interdisciplinary (housed as well in the Computer and Information Sciences Department) and is enjoying strong growth in the number of majors and minors.  The Actuarial Science Program ( offers a Bachelor of Science degree and is located in the Department of Mathematics.  The Actuarial Science Program is recognized as a Center of Actuarial Excellence by the Society of Actuaries.  The Center for Applied Mathematics ( is located within the department and supports faculty and student research on a variety of projects.

The successful candidate is expected to teach primarily undergraduate statistics courses housed in the Department of Mathematics.  The candidate should expect to teach lower level mathematics courses as well.  The standard teaching load for this position is 3 courses/2 preparations per semester.  We are particularly interested in candidates whose area of interest is either mathematical statistics or applied probability.  Candidates who are interested in collaborative efforts with faculty in other disciplines are preferred.


Applicants must have or be near completion of a Ph.D. in statistics or in a closely related field. ABDs nearing completion of the Ph.D. will be considered, with the initial appointment to be made at the rank of instructor.  Applicants must be able to demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and show strong potential for productive research/scholarly activities in statistics or a closely related field. 

Established in 1885, the University of St. Thomas is located in the major metropolitan area of Minneapolis-St. Paul, and is Minnesota's largest private university. Its 10,000 students pursue degrees in a wide range of liberal arts, professional, and graduate programs.

Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good.

The University of St. Thomas has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion, to equal opportunity policies and practices, and to the principles and goals of affirmative action. In that spirit the University strongly encourages applications from women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities.

The University of St. Thomas (UST), Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website.  If you are viewing this posting from a site other than “Jobs at UST”, the University assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of information. 

UST is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Special Instructions to Candidates:

Applications must include (1) a cover letter (noting whether or not you will be attending the Joint Mathematics Meetings in January 2017) and curriculum vitae, (2) a statement (up to two pages) detailing your teaching experience and your teaching philosophy, (3) a statement (up to three pages), in a language understandable to a broad range of statisticians, outlining your current and future research and indicating how your research agenda will enhance our current efforts and (4) an unofficial copy of your graduate transcripts.  Applicants will supply the names and contact information of three references when they apply at the link below.  We will not contact references without permission to do so from the candidate.  At least one reference should specifically address teaching.  

Any questions regarding the position should be sent to the search committee chair Patrick Van Fleet (  Representatives from the Department will be in attendance at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Atlanta in January 2017.

To receive full consideration for the position, all application materials should be received by November 15, 2016; however, the position will remain open until filled.

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