Position Description-Tenure Track Faculty in Statistics
Pending final budgetary approval, the Department of Statistics at Kansas State University invites applications from qualified individuals for a 9 month tenure‐track faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level, with a preferred start date of August 16, 2015. It may be possible, depending on the applicant’s interests, to be appointed to a 12 month position. Qualifications include a PhD in statistics, biostatistics or related area by the start date. This position requires the ability to do collaborative research (especially with agricultural researchers) and to consult in the areas of linear models/generalized linear models/generalized mixed linear models, and experimental design. Evidence of excellence in teaching is required. Additional experience with other areas of applied statistics, such as survey sampling or ecological statistics, is preferred. Duties will include: statistical consulting/collaborative research with KSU researchers, especially in agriculture; teaching upper‐level undergraduate and graduate courses; directing MS and PhD students; and service.
Qualified individuals, if interested, may also be considered for Director of the Statistical Consulting Laboratory. This position supervises two Graduate Research Assistants and oversees the work of a departmental staff consultant. Additional responsibilities include managing the review of KSRE projects, submitting an annual departmental report of KSRE related research, and coordinating requests for statistical consulting. The Director will receive a one course teaching reduction each academic year (from the nominal four courses per year) in exchange for the added administrative responsibilities.
The applicant should submit an application packet which includes a cover letter describing the applicant's interest in this position, CV, transcripts of all graduate level coursework, and three letters of reference submitted on behalf of the applicant. Applicants should provide strong evidence of potential to do statistical consulting (for example, consulting activity through a university statistical consulting center or similar experience), including at least one letter of reference from a supervisor or collaborator familiar with the applicant's ability to do statistical consulting/ collaborative work. All application materials should be submitted to the Search Committee Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org. If submitting hard copies, the address is Search Committee Chair, Department of Statistics, 101 Dickens Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506-0802. Review of applications will begin April 10, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.
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