Assistant Professor of Mathematics & Statistics (Statistics) Whitman College
WALLA WALLA, Washington
The department of Mathematics and Statistics at Whitman College invites applications for a full-time tenure track position in Statistics at the rank of Assistant Professor, to start Fall 2022. A Ph.D. in Statistics or a closely related field is required. An equal opportunity employer, Whitman values diversity and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups.
The successful candidate will offer courses in Introductory and Advanced Statistics, Probability Theory, and Statistical Modeling as well as courses that contribute to the College's general education requirements. The new hire will also have an opportunity to develop new courses in statistics and data science to support the existing Data Science minor as well as develop a new Mathematics - Statistics major. In addition, the Mathematics and Statistics Department at Whitman collaborates closely with Computer Science and Economics to develop new courses and programs that could better address student interests at the intersection of these areas. The department values and welcomes creativity and provides a supportive environment for the realization of new ideas. Preference will be given to candidates whose expertise complements existing departments and programs other than mathematics (such as biology, economics, environmental studies, or psychology). The standard annual teaching load is five courses. The College provides a generous pre-tenure sabbatical leave program and professional development support for both research and teaching.
Located in the historic community of Walla Walla, Whitman's beautiful tree-lined campus is home to an intellectually diverse, dynamic, and supportive community of some 500 staff and faculty serving roughly 1,500 students from the local region and across the globe. With exceptional students, accomplished faculty and staff, along with a fiercely loyal and growing number of engaged alumni, Whitman College continues to build on its national reputation for academic excellence as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country.
Whitman College is committed to cultivating a diverse learning community. Applicants should explain how their classroom and scholarly practices will serve to create and sustain an inclusive learning environment. This statement can be included in the cover letter or the teaching statement. In their cover letter, candidates should address their interest in working at a liberal arts college with undergraduates, majors as well as non-majors, at all levels of instruction.
To apply, go to https://whitman.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=135. BambooHR will prompt you to submit all of the required materials: a letter of application; separate statements addressing the candidate's teaching interests and scholarly/performance agenda; curriculum vitae; contact information for three references; graduate transcripts; and evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in undergraduate instruction.
Review of applications will begin January 17, 2022
No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law.
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