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Assistant & Assistant/Associate Professor in Statistics

Arizona State University

Arizona State University

Glendale, AZ, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Arizona State University: Office of the University Provost West: New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences: School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences

Location

ASU's West Campus

Open Date

Sep 25, 2023

Description

The School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University invites applications for two full-time, benefits-eligible Tenured/Tenure Track faculty positions (one at Assistant level and one at Assistant/Associate level) in Statistics broadly defined. We are looking for two candidates with established or emerging statistics, bioinformatics, biostatistics, data science, or machine learning research with interdisciplinary and/or industry applications.

This position will begin in August 2024. Successful candidates are expected to establish a vigorous program of research in statistics and seek external research funding; to deliver quality undergraduate instruction in Statistics, Applied Mathematics, and graduate education in Biological Data Science; mentor undergraduate students; and to contribute service to the school, college, university and the profession. Faculty may participate in university-wide graduate programs.

Faculty in the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences have the opportunity to work in a unit that values innovative research and undergraduate education equally while being housed in an R1 university. This has created the opportunity for our diverse student population to obtain individual faculty mentorship on the West Campus of ASU, which provides a close-knit residential campus setting.

About the School:

The School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (https://newcollege.asu.edu/smns) at Arizona State University, is an interdisciplinary mathematical and natural sciences unit that encompasses computing, statistics, mathematics, biology, chemistry, and physics; it prides itself in interdisciplinary collaborations among these research areas. The School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences embraces the ideal of a fully inclusive and welcoming STEM community and seeks candidates who will create a climate that attracts and supports the success of students of all races, nationalities, and genders. We strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities to apply. Our School is committed to recruiting and retaining students and faculty from groups that have historically been underrepresented in the sciences.

ASU is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real-world applications blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth-largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

All we do at ASU is guided and inspired by the University Charter, which reads:

ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves.

Successful candidates will demonstrate throughout their materials how their teaching, research, and service will contribute to the fulfillment of this charter.

Essential Functions of the Position:

The individuals filling these positions are expected to:

  • Advance the ASU Charter while embedded in the truly interdisciplinary and innovative environment of ASU New College and the West Valley;
  • Advance high-quality interdisciplinary research among a rapidly growing community of tenured and tenure-track faculty;
  • Advance impactful education through undergraduate research and innovative programmatic development, and cultural-responsive teaching and mentoring practices;
  • Advance equitable inclusion across all aspects of the school’s operations;
  • Advance collegiality; we value a highly collaborative community and culture that prioritizes mutual respect, support, and collective success of our faculty staff, and students. All employees are expected to contribute to a positive and healthy work environment and role model professional behavior for our students.
  • Establish a vigorous program of research in statistics;
  • Teach courses in relevant areas, including but not limited to statistics, mathematics, and data science courses at both the undergraduate and/or graduate level;
  • Contribute service to the school, college, university, and the profession.

Qualifications

· Required Qualifications:

· Doctorate degree in Statistics, Bioinformatics, Data Science, or related field at the time of hire.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population, including first-generation college students, non-traditional, low-income college students, and those from under-represented minorities.
  • Evidence of an on-going (Associate rank) or emerging (Assistant rank) research program in Statistics and a record of publication and commitment to securing external grant funding consistent with candidate's experience.
  • Evidence of successful college/university teaching and/or course development experience commensurate with candidate's experience.
  • Demonstrated experience (Associate rank) or interest in (Assistant rank) teaching and mentoring students in research in relevant area.
  • Interest in establishing interdisciplinary research programs through collaborative efforts.
  • Established collaborations with industry partners and/or previous industry experience.
  • Demonstrated contribution of service to profession and university, commensurate with the candidate’s current rank.

Application Instructions

Application Deadline:

The initial application deadline is November 10, 2023, at 11:59 p.m., Eastern Standard Time. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled. A background check and official transcripts are required prior to employment. For assistance with your application, or for position-related questions, contact Norma.Peru-Ray@asu.edu.

Application Procedure:

Only electronic submissions via Interfolio will be reviewed. All required materials must be submitted at time of initial application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please submit all application materials to apply.interfolio.com/131910.

Applications must contain:

· Cover letter that addresses the required and desired qualifications and how your experience will demonstrate the University Charter

· Curriculum vitae with contact information, including telephone number and e-mail address

· One-page statement of teaching philosophy

· Statement describing current and future research plans

· Evidence of teaching effectiveness – e.g., student evaluations, syllabi, peer observation, annual evaluations, etc.

· Unofficial graduate transcripts

· Information for three professional references (their position, title, e-mail, phone number), one reference must be from your current or most recent employer

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon the successful passing of the background check.