Collegiate Assistant Professor
The Department of Statistics (www.stat.vt.edu) to start as soon as possible at our Blacksburg, VA campus. Appointment at the rank of collegiate assistant professor.
We seek candidates who are passionate about teaching statistics to undergraduate and graduate students. Responsibilities include teaching three courses per semester, where successful candidates will:
- make significant contributions to our instruction in statistics, which includes modern computationally-intensive and massive data methods, as well as data science and analytics more broadly;
- coordinate introductory and service courses, engage in a variety of significantly growing statistics curricula across the university, and lead efforts in curriculum enhancements and innovative pedagogy;
- continue to develop professional capabilities and participate in scholarly activities, including research and participation in professional conferences and societies; and,
- participate in department, college, and university service and governance, as well as professional service.
This position is part of a major emphasis on statistics, including computational modeling, data science and analytics, and empirical decision making at Virginia Tech. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to be key players in the creation of the university's "Data Analytics and Decision Sciences" destination area and to teach in the Computational Modeling and Data Analytics program (www.science.vt.edu/ais/cmda/) within the College of Science's Academy of Integrated.
Ph.D. in Statistics, Biostatistics, or a related field at time of appointment.
Experience teaching a variety of statistical topics, including introductory and service courses.
Experience in teaching large classroom settings and online.
Demonstrated research accomplishments (e.g. journal publications, conference presentations).
Broad intellectual interests in statistics and statistics education along with a strong promise for being a leader in the instructional mission of the department.
Strong background in the application of statistics.
Demonstrated experience with and commitment to teaching excellence.
Desire to advise and teach a student body which is diverse with respect to socio-economic status, interests, and abilities; and commitment/sensitivity to address issues of diversity in the university community.
Occasional travel to attend professional meeting and conferences.
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A record of pedagogical achievement and vision, creativity, and leadership skills relevant to instruction.
Preference will be given to candidates with experience and demonstrated excellence in teaching experience, with a record of achievement as might be demonstrated by teaching awards, during a previous faculty appointment, or graduate teaching experience.
Applications must be submitted online and must include: cover letter, a curriculum vita, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, statement on contributions to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, and contact information for at least three references. The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check as well as documentation ofCOVID-19 vaccinationor receive approval from the university for a vaccination exemption due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.
About Virginia Tech
Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.
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