The Department of Mathematical Sciences in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Statistics to start in August 2024. This is a standard nine-month faculty appointment.
The position is open to candidates with an active research agenda in Statistics or closely related fields. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated research potential in developing statistical methodology. However, all qualified candidates with research areas connected to statistics are encouraged to apply.
The Statistics group within the Department of Mathematical Sciences consists of faculty members with research interest in Bayesian methods, spatial statistics, uncertainty quantification, time series and biostatistics. There exist opportunities for research collaboration with the growing Applied Mathematics group within the department as well as with researchers in other departments across the campus.
The University of Arkansas has an interdisciplinary MS program in Statistics and Analytics and has launched an Institute for Advanced Data Analytics. The University has also started a BS in Data Science. The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers a BS in Mathematics with Statistics concentration. The graduate students enrolled in the PhD in Mathematics program have the option to pursue their doctoral research in Statistics.
The faculty hire is intended to maintain an active research and publication agenda and advise MS and PhD students on dissertation research. The successful candidate will also be expected to provide effective instruction and advising to a diverse population of graduate and undergraduate students while teaching graduate and undergraduate courses and to have a commitment to university service.
The University of Arkansas is an Affirmative Action/EOE institution committed to achieving diversity in its faculty and staff. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, especially individuals who contribute to diversity of our campus community. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.