Mathematics and Statistics - Assistant Professor - Statistics (tenure-track)

Mathematics and Statistics - Assistant Professor of Statistics (tenure-track)
Date:  08/25/2016

Tenure-track assistant professor, beginning September 1, 2017. The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Colby College seeks a third statistician to join an established, vibrant statistics program. The successful candidate will teach four statistics courses in the first year and five statistics courses per year thereafter and will maintain an active research program. A Ph.D. in statistics or biostatistics is required along with promise of exceptional teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate level. Preference will be given to candidates whose research interests are in applied statistics and who have evidence of collaborative research. Colby is currently expanding its statistics program as part of an expansion of its inter-disciplinary programs and is enhancing its Computational Biology curriculum, including new faculty positions in Computer Science and Biology, investments in computing and network infrastructure, and partnerships with the Jackson Laboratory and the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences.

To apply, provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements on teaching and research, and a representative sample of current scholarship. Please arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be submitted directly by the recommenders, at least one of which must address teaching. Colby strives to be a community that is supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. To that end, applicants should comment on their commitment to diversity in their cover letter. All application materials should be submitted via Interfolio at the following link, Review of applications will begin on October 21, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.

Colby is a highly selective liberal arts college of approximately 1850 students located in central Maine. The college is three hours north of Boston and has easy access to lakes, skiing, the ocean and other recreational and cultural activities. For more information about the position and the department, visit

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