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Assistant Professor of Statistics

Posted: 11/21/2017 (Employment)

Responsibilities: Teaching, Research, and Service. Candidates will teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in statistics/applied statistics, business analytics, or econometrics, given proficiency with software packages (e.g., SAS and R) and background in data science. The candidate is expected to engage in research and be able to publish in peer reviewed journals. Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to meet all requirements for tenure and promotion in a program accredited by AACSB. Engagement in service activities on the departmental, college, and univeristy committee levels is also expected. Website:

Required Qualifications: Two tenure track positions are available requiring a PhD in Statistics/Applied Statistics, Economics with concentration in econometrics, or closely related field; with specializations in business analytics, computational statistics, data-mining, or big data analytics. While preference is given to candidates with a completed PhD by the time of appointment start date, ABDs will be considered. ABDs who have not completed the PhD within one year from their start date will receive a terminal contract.

Preferred Qualifications: Preferred candidates will have a background in statistics/applied statistics, data science, business statistics, predictive analytics, or econometrices (either through extensive study or research). Candidates should have an interest in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in business analytics, and a willingness to support curriculum in our new Business Analytics major, the Master of Science in Applied Statistics and Decision Analytics, as well as in Economics. Priority consideration will be given to those with evidence of teaching effectiveness and independent teaching experience, particularly in the online/hybrid format.

For a degree to be considered, it must be conferred from a regionally accredited degree-granting institution of higher education (or equivalent from an international accrediting body).

Appointment: August 16, 2018

Application: Complete applications include:

1) a letter of application
2) current curriculum vita or resume
3) the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current professional references
4) current representative sample of research (e.g. job market paper)
5) copies of unofficial academic transcripts and any certifications/licenses required, official copies will be requested of selected candidate
6) evidence of teaching effectiveness
7) a statement detailing your teaching approach/mindset
8) a statement regarding your research agenda (maximum 500-words)

Please upload the requested documents by clicking APPLY NOW or by navigating to the WIU Employment page at the following URL

**Note** In order to upload Individual documents must be under 2 MB in size.

Screening will begin on December 13, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

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Location: Western Illinois University