*Assistant Professor
Department of Statistics
University of Missouri

Position Description

The Department of Statistics at the University of Missouri invites applications for two tenure track Assistant Professor positions. We seek creative statisticians with an interest in developing novel methodology that complements our strengths in spatial and spatio-temporal statistics, with application interests in environmental and/or ecological statistics. We also seek applicants with other methodological backgrounds who have a strong teaching and/or research interest in sports statistics and the application of data analytics to athletic performance optimization. Candidates for both positions should have a strong methodological foundation and have a demonstrated commitment to creating innovative approaches, theoretically sound methodology, and computational tools.

A doctorate in statistics or biostatistics or related field by August 15, 2024. Candidates will be evaluated on their teaching experience, their research potential, and communication skills.

The review of applicants will begin on October 27, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. Apply online through Mathjobs.org at https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs,(#22846) submitting all application materials including a cover letter, CV, research statement, teaching statement, and at least four reference letters. One of the reference letters should specifically focus on teaching. Please note that references will be asked to submit their letters directly to https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs.

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate. In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research and engagement.

Questions concerning the position can be sent to:

Prof. Christopher K. Wikle
Chair of Search Committee
Department of Statistics, University of Missouri
wiklec@missouri.edu

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