Position Announcement: Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
College of Arts and Sciences
American University

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University in Washington, DC invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor for a Data Scientist beginning August 1, 2023. Applicants must have a PhD in Data Science, Statistics, or Applied Mathematics, or a closely related discipline by August 1st, 2023. Candidates will be required to demonstrate a clear record of academic or professional experience and expertise in statistical/ mathematical-oriented theory and/or applications in data science. There is a preference for expertise and experience in machine learning/natural language processing/deep learning and/or in trustworthy/explainable/transparent algorithms and ethical applications of data science. Successful post-doctoral teaching is preferred.

Responsibilities include establishing an internationally recognized research program that engages students at all levels and wins external funding, collaborating across the university in research and grant efforts, teaching multiple courses a year with associated curriculum development for new courses, and delivering service to the department and to the wider university. In addition to scholarship and teaching, responsibilities will include participation in department, school, and university service.

Salary and benefits are competitive. Applications received by December 1, 2022, will receive full consideration.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit applications via: http://apply.interfolio.com/111515 , applicants shall submit a cover letter explaining how they fit the above criteria and would meet the responsibilities. The letter shall include a clear description how they will contribute to the Data Science programs of the department. In addition, applicants shall submit a curriculum vita, a two-page statement on their teaching philosophy and teaching record, and a two-page statement on their research objectives and grant experience. Applicants shall arrange for at least three letters of recommendation, at least one of which shall address teaching ability. Please contact Betty Malloy, 202-885-3614 or malloy@american.edu if you have any questions.

American University is a private institution within easy reach of the many centers of government, business, research, and the arts located within the nation’s capital. For more information about American University, visit www.american.edu. The department offers both undergraduate and master’s degree programs. Learn more about the College of Arts and Sciences at www.american.edu/cas/ and about the department at www.american.edu/cas/mathstat/.

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