Utah State University — Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Statistics

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in statistics, to begin August 2018. The position involves teaching graduate and undergraduate classes, advising and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students, and academic research. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in statistics, data science, biostatistics, or a closely related field and must demonstrate strong potential for excellence in both research and teaching. We are particularly interested in candidates with research interests in data science, machine learning; the analysis of massive, high dimensional and functional data; predictive analytics; data mining; data technologies and data munging; and with collaborative research experience in business; public health and biomedical informatics; genomics and bioinformatics; environmental and ecological sciences. Preferred qualifications include significant experience in multiple computer and statistical analysis languages R, Python, C++ or C#, SAS, SQL, JavaScript; cluster computing (e.g., Spark and Hadoop); and cloud computing platforms (Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure). Other qualified candidates who can contribute to existing strengths (including biostatistics, bioinformatics, and statistics education) and who can collaborate with USU faculty are also strongly encouraged to apply.

USU has 9 research faculty and 4 lecturers in statistics, and offers both Master’s and Doctoral degrees. Present faculty have research interests in bioinformatics, EDA/ESDA, genetic epidemiology, machine learning, medical statistics, time series, visualization, and web-based statistical teaching. In collaboration with the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business and other units at USU, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics has created the M.Data. program in data science and business analytics, and a B.S. degree in data science is under development. Research opportunities are enhanced by USU’s Center for Integrated BioSystems (www.biosystems.usu.edu), the Center for Epidemiologic Studies (www.usu.edu/epicenter), and the Center for Atmospheric and Space Sciences (www.usu.edu/cass). Utah State University is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a research institution with high research activity, and USU researchers have been awarded more than $200 million in extramural funding during 2015. USU’s Research Office makes significant investments in faculty development, including startup packages, faculty seed grants, and proposal development assistance.

The USU campus is nestled in a mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Opportunities for a wide range of outdoor activities are plentiful. Housing is at or below national average costs, and Cache Valley provides a supportive environment for families. USU offers competitive salaries and outstanding medical, retirement and professional benefits: www.usu.edu/hr.

Women, minorities, veterans and candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE.

Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, academic transcripts, research goals statement, and summary of teaching experience and teaching evaluations through the following website: https://usu.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobid=2830. or https://jobs.usu.edu (Req ID F1700293). Three letters of recommendation are required and should be sent to Professor Richard Cutler at the address below. At least one of the letters must appraise the applicant’s teaching potential. For more information, please contact:

Professor Richard Cutler
Chair, Data Science Search Committee
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
3900 Old Main Hill
Utah State University
Logan, UT 84322-3900

Review of applications begins on November 15, 2017, with the position open until filled. Email inquiries should be directed to Richard.Cutler@usu.edu