Hiring: Two Assistant Professors of Statistics

Wake Forest University is hiring two Assistant Professors of Statistics.

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The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Wake Forest University invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor of Statistics positions to begin July 1, 2022. These appointments will be joining the nine current statistics faculty moving to the newly approved Department of Statistical Sciences, which inaugurates on July 1, 2022. We seek faculty with a commitment to excellence in both teaching and research, a desire to mentor both undergraduate and graduate students, and a commitment to enhance the breadth, depth, and diversity of our statistics programs. We strive for inclusivity and seek applicants with demonstrated success or interest in working with diverse populations. The positions are open to candidates across all areas of statistics and applied probability. A Ph.D. in Statistics, Biostatistics or a related area is required. The teaching load is two courses per semester (or equivalent). The department has nine permanent faculty members in statistics and is hiring three more this year. Research interests of current faculty include the areas of networks, applied probability, changepoint detection, statistical learning, record linkage, statistical education, functional data analysis, neural networks, data science, causal inference, biostatistics, spatio-temporal models, Bayesian methods, environmental statistics, and actuarial science. Statistics programs within the department include both a B.A. and a B.S. in Mathematical Statistics, a B.S. in Mathematical Business, and an M.S. with a track in Mathematical Statistics. More information can be found at http://college.wfu.edu/math/. A complete application will include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. The letter of application should explain why the teaching and research environment at Wake Forest is a good fit for the candidate’s professional interests and goals. At least two of the letters of recommendation should address the scholarship and/or scholarship potential of the applicant; at least one of the letters of recommendation should address the teaching ability of the applicant. Review of applications will begin by October 18; however, applications may continue to be accepted and reviewed until the positions are filled. Any questions or concerns about the position should be addressed to search committee chair Staci Hepler (heplersa@wfu.edu). Wake Forest University is an AA/EO employer and values an inclusive and diverse learning community and campus climate.

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