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Assistant Professor of Statistics

Employer
University of Wisconsin - Stout
Location
Menomonie, WI
Closing date
Nov 22, 2023

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Education
Job Type
Employee
Employment Status
Full Time

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JOB DETAILS:

Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Statistics, to begin August 19, 2024. We are seeking a dynamic individual committed to undergraduate teaching and guiding students interested in statistics-related careers.

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum / Required
  • PhD in Statistics or closely related field required by August 2024 (all areas of statistical expertise will be considered).
Highly Desired/Preferred
  • Evidence of teaching ability.
  • Commitment to teaching undergraduate statistics courses.
  • Strong interest in supporting students pursuing a career in Actuarial Science and/or Data Science.
  • Interest in involving undergraduate students in research.
  • Interest in teaching graduate courses.
  • Demonstrated success working with diverse student populations.
  • Commitment to cultivating a work environment and student experience that embraces inclusion.
RESPONSIBILITIES

Teach lower and upper-level courses in statistics and occasionally lower-level courses in mathematics. Involvement in curriculum development; research and scholarly activity; academic advisement; course and program assessment of student learning; and service to the department and the university are expected along with other duties as assigned by the department chair.

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

The Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science Department has 32 full-time members, a strong tradition of excellence in teaching, and a growing program of scholarship and research in mathematics, computer science, statistics, and related areas. The department received the 2008 University of Wisconsin System Regents Teaching Excellence Award for Academic Departments and Programs. The department is committed to student-centered and technology-enhanced instruction. Technology usage includes students working on laptops in the classroom, web enhancements (e.g., course management and on-line homework systems), and interactive distance education courses. Faculty members involve undergraduate students in research and the department has hosted an NSF-sponsored REU site in Mathematics in the past. We have a strong tradition of actively participating in the Mathematical Association of America Wisconsin Section meetings and serving on the executive board. The department currently holds the position of Chair of Mathematical Association of America Wisconsin Section. The faculty members in the department also helped organize the 2023 Spring Meeting of the Mathematical Association of America Wisconsin Section held on April 28-29th, 2023 on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

The department offers all the core courses necessary for the Applied Mathematics and Computer Science (~111 students), Computer Science (~462 students), Cybersecurity (~79), and Computer Networking and Information Technology (~102) programs as well as coursework supporting five Engineering programs (~850 students). There is a long-standing concentration in Actuarial Science and Data Science available under the Applied Mathematics and Computer Science program. The department also provides service courses (in all three disciplines: statistics, mathematics, and computer science) for the numerous programs within the university. Typical statistics class size is about 35 students. The department also has a Master's Degree in Applied Mathematics and Data Science. Opportunities for teaching statistics to graduate students (both from the Master's in Applied Mathematics and Data Science and from several other programs) will be available.

Department Website: http://www.uwstout.edu/mscs/

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Complete applications received by end of day, December 4th, 2023, are ensured full consideration. Applications submitted after December 4th, 2023, may be reviewed at the discretion of the search committee.

To apply, click on the APPLY button or go to: https://www.uwstout.edu/about-us/careers-jobs

Required application materials :

1. Cover letter (* See below)
2. Curriculum vitae or resume
3. Copies of graduate transcripts (unofficial copies acceptable initially)
4. Statement of teaching philosophy
5. Statement of research interests
6. Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references

Applicants must complete all required fields and attach all required documents prior to submitting the online application.

Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application, you will not be able to go into the system and change them.

Before starting the online application process, we recommend you preview the frequently asked questions (FAQs) available at: https://kb.uwss.wisconsin.edu/21900

It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodation for a qualified individual's disability.

For questions regarding this position or recruitment, please contact:
Search Chair: Dr. Eugen Andrei Ghenciu
Email: ghenciue@uwstout.edu

If you need assistance with the online application process or if you submitted your application prior to uploading all of the required application materials, please contact:
Search Coordinator: Judy Darwin
Phone: 715-232-2308
Email: darwinj@uwstout.edu

INSTITUTIONAL OVERVIEW

University of Wisconsin-Stout, Wisconsin's only Polytechnic University, offers an unmatched career-focused education that combines applied learning, theory and research with real-world experience that prepares tomorrow's leaders to drive the future of business and industry. At UW-Stout, our students think and do from day one, and we are proud to produce lifelong learners, ethical leaders and responsible citizens who succeed in a global society.

UW-Stout is recognized nationwide for its operational excellence. We were the first and remain the only full four-year public higher education institution in the nation to receive the Malcolm Baldrige Award, and we are dedicated to a process-improvement model that leverages the power of data and the value of our people. We believe in critical thinking and fact-informed decision making. We pursue sustainability in form and function and collaborate across campus and with our partners to solve problems in industry and society. And providing an equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment for our faculty, staff, and students to live, learn and work is a top priority.

We offer 45+ undergraduate degrees, 20+ graduate degrees and 30+ professional certificates in Art, Design & Graphics; Business & Management; Education; Human & Social Sciences; Information Technology & Communications; and Science, Engineering & Math. Our first-class digital infrastructure and learning environments provide our nearly 7,000 students with every avenue to explore and personalize their success. And we invest in people who share our vision to advance our position as Wisconsin's only Polytechnic University and as a regional, national, and international leader in higher education.

Be a part of the future at UW-Stout. Learn more at https://www.uwstout.edu/about-us

University of Wisconsin-Stout is located in Menomonie, Wisconsin, a community an hour east of Minneapolis-St. Paul. A pillar of Wisconsin's Chippewa Valley and recognized as one of the best small towns in America, Menomonie provides an idyllic combination of natural beauty, outdoor recreation, boutiques and arts and culture with access to a metropolitan area. For more information about the UW-Stout community and region visit: https://www.uwstout.edu/about-us/our-community

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan, demonstrating our commitment to the diverse needs of our employees.

Benefit Details: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/quickguidefasl.pdf
Health & Retirement Contributions Estimator | Employee Benefits (wisconsin.edu)

All qualified candidates meeting application requirements will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against. As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout welcomes applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans, individuals with disabilities and from historically excluded populations. UW-Stout provides equal opportunity to all persons and is committed to inclusive excellence. At UW-Stout we value our differences and welcome diverse perspectives as we continually commit to developing an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees and students.

Employment is contingent upon the final candidate's completing a criminal background check and being cleared to work by the Human Resources Office. Employment is also contingent upon the final candidate passing reference checks and an essential job function test, as applicable. The reference check process includes asking the final candidate and most recent supervisor(s) questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. Final candidates with previous employment within the UW System and State of WI agencies will be subject to additional reference checks.

Official transcripts required at time of hire.

In response to a public records request, the University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in their online application, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7) .

UW-Stout is committed to providing safety and security of all members of our community in accordance with the Clery Act. For campus safety information and crime statistics visit: https://www.uwstout.edu/life-stout/police-and-parking/clery-information

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Find Your Calling at UW-Stout

The University of Wisconsin-Stout is a career-focused polytechnic university emphasizing applied learning. UW-Stout is known for the annual career success of its graduates, with 97 percent employed or continuing their education upon graduation.

At UW-Stout, you will join a vibrant community of passionate educators and support staff who impact our students' lives and our society at large. We call ourselves Stout Proud, and we are looking for talented individuals to join our team.

With over 1,400 employees, UW-Stout offers a wide range of positions for faculty, both tenure-track and adjunct, as well as for administrators, managers, professional and support staff. We offer exceptional benefits and a rewarding academic environment.

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