The Department of Statistics at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas has an opening for one instructor position for the 2014-2015 academic year with a preferred start date of August 17, 2014.
Required qualifications include a PhD in Statistics or in a related area with PhD research in statistics or biostatistics by the start of employment. A demonstrated excellence or potential for excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and lower level graduate statistics courses is essential. Preferred qualifications include experience as an independent instructor of one or more sections of a statistics or mathematics course at the college/university level, and a record of publications or submissions for publication related to consulting or collaborative projects or experience with statistical consulting.
Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in statistics (that may include a combination of on campus and online offerings), supervision of graduate teaching assistants, directing MS students, guiding undergraduate research projects, and serving on departmental committees. The typical teaching load will consist of 3 courses per semester with possible adjustments based on level of research advising, consulting, and publications. The appointment is a term appointment and is contingent upon continuing availability of funding and the need for the above services. There is a possibility the position may be converted to a regular instructor position in the future.
The Department was founded in 1959 and offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees. It has 15 full-time faculty positions with research interests covering a wide range of topics in both theory and applications. The Department’s annual Applied Statistics in Agriculture Conference just completed its 25th consecutive year and draws over 100 participants from around the country. Currently there are about 55 graduate students with about one third to one half working toward a PhD. The majority of graduate students are supported with teaching assistantships. For more information about the Department of Statistics see www.ksu.edu/stats.
Kansas State University has approximately 23,000 students from all 50 states and 90 countries. The University is located in Manhattan, Kansas. The “Little Apple” is a classic college town with a zoo, 21 parks, and a recreation trail that circles the city. Manhattan is also home to exciting Big XII sports, excellent restaurants, and outdoor recreation. Located in the Flint Hills of Kansas and edging the Kansas River, Manhattan is situated 9 miles north of Interstate 70, 125 miles west of Kansas City.
Application materials include a cover letter, a complete CV, transcripts of graduate level coursework, and names and contact information for three professional references. The cover letter should discuss the applicant’s background and interests as they relate to our preferred qualities given above and provide evidence of teaching effectiveness. At least one reference should be able to comment on the potential for teaching excellence. Please email, if possible, all materials to firstname.lastname@example.org. Hard copies of materials can be mailed to Gary Gadbury, Search Committee Chair, Department of Statistics, 101 Dickens Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506. Review of applications will begin February 15, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.
The Department strongly encourages applications from all persons who are committed to working with students and faculty of diverse backgrounds. Kansas State University is an equal opportunity employer. A background check is required.