The University of Arkansas Department of Mathematical Sciences invites applications for one tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin in August 2019. The position is open to candidates with research interests in Statistics, Data Science, or Computational Methods in the context of data science. Preference will be given to candidates in areas that match those represented in the department (e.g., Bayesian statistics, spatial processes, state space models, nonparametric methods). Candidates capable to collaborate with the growing Applied Mathematics group will be considered with particular interest.

A Ph.D. in statistics, mathematics, or a closely related area, together with a demonstrated potential for a successful research and teaching career are required.

The University of Arkansas has recently started an interdisciplinary MS program in Statistics and Analytics and has launched an Institute for Advanced Data Analytics. The University is currently developing a BS in Data Science. Faculty hires intended to support the new program as well as research in the broad area of data science are underway across the University.

All application materials should be submitted electronically. For a complete position announcement and information regarding how to apply, visit

The application package should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a publication list, and brief descriptions of research agenda and teaching philosophy. Applicants should also arrange for four letters of recommendation, at least one of which must address the applicant’s teaching experiences and capabilities. Completed applications received by December 13, 2018, will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position.

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. 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.