The Department of Statistics invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2018. Applicants from all areas of statistics are encouraged to apply. A doctorate in statistics or biostatistics or related field by August 15, 2018, excellence in teaching, outstanding research potential, and excellent communication skills are required. The tenure and administrative home for this faculty position resides solely in the Department of Statistics.

The review of applicants will begin on December 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Please apply on line at: http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic. Use the online application and be prepared to upload your CV, Applicants may contact the Chair of the Search Committee muasstatsrchtt@missouri.edu with any questions about the job duties. Contact Human Resource Services (muhrs@missouri.edu) for any questions about the application process. Three reference letters are required and should be sent (electronically or hard copy) to the head of the search committee.

Chair of Search Committee
University of Missouri
Department of Statistics
146 Middlebush Hall
Columbia, MO 65211

The Department of Statistics has 19 faculty members with research interests in adaptive designs, Bayesian statistics, biostatistics, bioinformatics, environmental statistics, federal statistics, nonparametric statistics, shape analysis, spatial statistics, spatio-temporal processes, and time series. Faculty research includes theoretical and methodological statistics with diverse applications such as AIDS research, air pollution, biology, climatology, disease mapping, ecology, economics, engineering, federal surveys, forestry, genetics, meteorology, oceanography, psychology, and wildlife biology. Current research is supported by about four million dollars in grants from EPA, NASA, NIH, NSF, ONR, U.S. Census Bureau, and the Missouri Department of Conservation. Furthermore, members of the department serve as statistical consultants on grants in the health sciences for over three million dollars. The department offers bachelors, masters, and PhD degrees and has over 100 graduate students. For more detail, see http://www.stat.missouri.edu/.

Columbia is a city of more than 115,000 people located in central Missouri. Kansas City and St. Louis are each about 120 miles from Columbia, less than a two-hour drive on Interstate 70. Local cultural activities are numerous with a thriving live music scene, and numerous plays and concert series offered by the city, University, and Stephens and Columbia colleges. The city is connected to the state-wide hiking-biking trail network (the “Katy Trail”) and the Ozark recreational area is a two to four-hour drive from Columbia and provides camping, hiking, water sports and float trips. For more information about the city of Columbia, please visit http://www.ci.columbia.mo.us/.

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

The University of Missouri is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.