Mount Holyoke College — Assistant Professor of Statistics

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics of Mount Holyoke College, which has offered a major in statistics for 30 years, invites applications for a tenure-track position in statistics at the Assistant Professor level to begin fall 2017. Qualifications include a doctorate (completed or anticipated) a commitment to teaching and scholarship in a liberal arts environment, and evidence of classroom effectiveness.

We seek candidates who have an active interest in work with undergraduates on statistical research projects and who have a demonstrated record of strong teaching at the undergraduate level including experience with mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. Candidates with background in Bayesian methods, computational statistics, spatial analysis, data mining, or related areas are especially welcome. Members of the department are active in both research and curriculum development and teach two courses per semester. The Five Colleges cooperate actively in statistics, and statisticians meet together regularly.

Electronic submission of application materials through is strongly preferred. A completed application should include a cover letter addressing your interest in Mount Holyoke College, a CV and three statements concerning (1) teaching philosophy, (2) research interests, and (3) a statement about mentoring a diverse student body. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted on their behalf. At least one letter should comment specifically on your teaching. Please submit all application materials through Though applications will be accepted until the position is filled, submit by October 15, 2016 to receive full consideration. For information about the department go to For further information you may contact the search chair, Janice Gifford (

Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college for women with 2,200 students and 220 faculty. Over half the faculty are women; one-fourth are persons of color. Mount Holyoke College is located about 80 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts. 

Mount Holyoke College is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff members. Mount Holyoke seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse faculty who will contribute to the college’s academic excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society. In furtherance of academic excellence, the College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups in the professoriate, including faculty of color, faculty with diverse gender identities, first generation college students, individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college due to exceptional talent and motivation in the face of adversity, such as societal, economic or academic disadvantages, and individuals with a demonstrated commitment to applying and including diverse backgrounds and perspectives to learning, scholarship, service, and leadership in the academy.