2 Positions available: Department Head (1st listing) and 9-Month Tenure-Track Assistant Professor (2nd listing)
Head, Department of Statistics, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS (Full version of ad)
Kansas State University is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Head of the Department of Statistics, starting July 1, 2013. The Statistics Department Head will oversee academic programs and promote research within the department, represent Statistics to a wide constituency outside of the department, and lead the department as we strive to achieve the university’s goal of being recognized as a top 50 public research university by 2025: http://www.k-state.edu/2025. The Department Head reports directly to the Dean of The College of Arts and Sciences and is responsible for management, internal accounting, and reporting with regard to personnel, equipment and supplies.
Required qualifications include a Ph.D. in Statistics or a related field, an active research program that includes current research activities and publishing in peer-reviewed journals, and a record of scholarship and teaching sufficient to be tenured at the level of professor or associate professor. This is a 12-month, tenure line appointment. Promotion, tenure, and reappointment criteria are located at: (http://www.k-state.edu/academicpersonnel/fhbook/fhsecc.html#70).
Further information on Statistics departmental documentation on promotion, tenure, and reappointment criteria is at: (http://www.kstate.edu/academicpersonnel/add/as/stat/index.html).
Preferred qualities of the successful candidate are: At least two years administration or service experience, strong interpersonal skills, history of success in funding, willingness to provide support for statistical consulting services to the campus community, and appreciation of the role of theoretical, applied, and interdisciplinary research in a modern statistics department at a land-grant institution. The department strongly encourages applications from women and minorities and persons who are committed to working with students and faculty of diverse backgrounds.
The department has 14 full-time faculty positions with research interests covering a wide range of topics both in theory and application. Some faculty have joint appointments with Kansas State Research and Extension (KSRE) which involves statistical consulting with researchers in agriculture, and the department strongly values such collaborative research. The department’s annual Applied Statistics in Agriculture Conference, now in its 25th year, boasts outstanding keynote speakers and each year draws over 100 participants from around the country. The department offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees. Currently there are 55 graduate students, with about one-third seeking a Ph.D. The majority of graduate students are supported with teaching or research assistantships.
Interested persons should send via e-mail a single PDF file with a letter of application that includes a discussion of qualifications as noted above and a statement of administrative philosophy, together with a detailed CV and names of 3 references to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin January 14, 2013, and will continue until position is filled. For more information, please visit http://www.ksu.edu/stats or contact Dr. Amit Chakrabarti, Search Committee Chair, at: email@example.com .
Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Background check is required.
9-Month Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position (Full version of ad)
The Department of Statistics at Kansas State University is seeking qualified applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor beginning fall 2013. Qualifications include a PhD in Biostatistics, Statistics, or in a related area by August 4, 2013, and strong commitment to excellence in research and teaching. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, research, directing MS and PhD students, and supporting the Master of Public Heath (MPH) Program at K-State. This latter responsibility involves teaching a graduate level course in Biostatistics that is part of the MPH program. Preferred qualifications are research interests that have application potential to studies in human or animal health, with special preference given to applicants with a background and interest in public health, and/or with a strong background and interests in collaborative work and interdisciplinary research. Evidence of such qualities could be a former degree related to public health, or past collaborative publications, grants, or consulting projects in biostatistics. The Department strongly encourages applications from all persons who are committed to working with students and faculty of diverse backgrounds.
Ample opportunities exist for collaboration with faculty in education, biology, the engineering and physical sciences, veterinary medicine, nutrition and kinesiology, agricultural sciences and other departments across campus. Contacts for collaborative projects are facilitated by the Statistical Consulting Laboratory that has a long history of offering consulting and research support services to the campus and to the state of Kansas. Research opportunities for faculty as well as students are enhanced by the existence of multi-disciplinary research institutes and centers, such as the Ecological Genomics Institute, the Kansas Lipidomics Research Center, and the Konza Prairie Biological Station.
The Department was founded in 1959 and offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees. It has 14 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, now in its 25th year, boasts outstanding keynote speakers and each year draws over 100 participants from around the country. Currently there are about 55 graduate students, about one third to one half of whom are 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, and for information about the MPH program, see http://www.k-state.edu/mphealth/.
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 all graduate level coursework, and three letters of reference. The cover letter should discuss the applicant’s background and interests as they relate to our preferred qualities given above. Please email, if possible, all materials to firstname.lastname@example.org. Hard copies of materials can be mailed Gary Gadbury, Search Committee Chair, Department of Statistics, 101 Dickens Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506. Review of applications will begin January 7, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.
Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Background checks required.