Grand Valley State University - Assistant Professor of Statistics

Grand Valley State University - Assistant Professor of Statistics


Assistant Professor of Statistics - Grand Valley State University

paid / Allendale, Michigan, USA / full-time


The Department of Statistics at Grand Valley State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position of Assistant Professor to begin August 1, 2021. This is an open field search, and candidates from any field of Statistics and Data Science with a commitment to quality teaching and strong data analysis and computing skills are encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from candidates from underrepresented groups, candidates who have interest and/or experience in working with diverse student and community populations, and candidates working in emerging fields that can contribute to diversifying the expertise in our department.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Statistics, Biostatistics, Data Science or a related field, with at least 18 graduate credit hours in statistics, or ABD candidates will be considered for a two-year contract with provisions that the Ph.D. must be completed by December 2022. Duties include teaching, appropriate with your expertise, throughout the statistics curriculum including introductory service courses; participating in professional scholarship, which is broadly and includes theoretical and pedagogical research and consulting activities; and department and university service.

The Department of Statistics at Grand Valley State University places an emphasis on teaching excellence using inclusive pedagogies, values active scholarship with diverse learners, and promotes equitable service to the university and community, has an undergraduate major in statistics and a variety of master’s degree programs.

Candidates are asked to submit a cover letter that addresses the applicant’s qualifications for the position, a current vita, brief statements of teaching philosophy and scholarly interests. Please elaborate in these statements how you plan to incorporate computation and analytics; and any past or anticipated activities which promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching, research/scholarship/creative activity, and service, and an unofficial copy of your transcript. Due to travel limitations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, all search events and processes will be conducted over the phone/online. Grand Valley State University is an EOE which includes protected veterans and individuals with disabilities https://www.gvsu.edu/affirmative/. Apply online at https://jobs.gvsu.edu and select "Apply now". Review of candidate materials will begin on February 8, 2021 with applications accepted until the position is filled. If you need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215 or contact the chair of the hiring committee, Dr. Laura Kapitula, kapitull@gvsu.edu .


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