University of St. Thomas

Assistant Professor - Applied Statistics

St. Paul
Jan 04, 2017
Apr 04, 2017
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

The Department of Computer and Information Sciences at the University of St. Thomas invites applications for a limited-term position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Applied Statistics, to begin in September 2017.   The appointment is non-tenure-eligible and renewal annually for up to a maximum of five years.

The University of St. Thomas is a liberal arts institution that values excellence in teaching and research.  The Department of Computer and Information Sciences ( offers bachelor's programs in statistics, computer science, information systems, and information security while supporting numerous departments and programs across the university with courses in statistics and computing. The undergraduate Statistics degree program was established jointly with the department of mathematics in 2011 and offers Bachelor of Science degrees, as well as minors, in both applied statistics and mathematical statistics. 

The successful candidate is expected to teach undergraduate courses in applied statistics, data analytics, and statistical computing that are housed in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences.  The standard teaching load for this position is three course sections (generally two preparations) per semester.  It is expected that a successful candidate will maintain a productive research agenda and engage in service to the department, college and/or university. Candidates who have a history of collaboration and consultation with faculty and professionals in other disciplines are of particular interest to the department.


Applicants must have or be near completion of a Ph.D. in applied statistics, quantitative methods, or 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 applied statistics, statistics education, statistical computing or a closely related field. 

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 is committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion, and the goals of affirmative action/equal opportunity. The University welcomes nominations and applications from a diverse applicant pool.

The University of St. Thomas, 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 St. Thomas”, the University assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of information.

The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Special Instructions to Candidates:

All application materials must be submitted online at  Emailed materials will not be accepted.

Candidates will first be asked to create an applicant profile and upload the required documents (listed below) and then submit an online application and voluntary EEO form. 

Applications must include (1) a 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.  At this time, please do not upload any documents beyond those requested.  Candidates who are selected for further review may be contacted to submit additional materials at a later date. 

Candidates will be asked to copy/paste a job specific cover letter into the application.

Applicants should supply the names and contact information of three references within the requested fields of the applicaiton.  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 Erin Curran ( 

To receive full consideration for the position, all application materials should be received by January 20, 2017; however, the position will remain open until filled.

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