Reed College — Tenure-Track Positions in Statistics

The Reed College Department of Mathematics and Statistics invites applications for two tenure-track positions in statistics at any rank to begin August 2023. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in statistics, biostatistics, data science, or a related field by the time of appointment. An Equal Opportunity Employer, Reed values diversity and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups.

We are seeking candidates who can develop a strong research program that will effectively engage undergraduates from a wide range of academic backgrounds and interests. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching statistics courses at the introductory and advanced levels, for helping to build a growing academic program, and for advising senior theses. The senior thesis is a cornerstone of the Reed College academic experience. It is a year-long project, required of every student, which culminates in a written document and an oral defense. Applicants are encouraged to suggest potential thesis projects and to describe any past experience mentoring students.

Reed College is a vibrant intellectual community located in Portland, Oregon. Reed students are known for their outstanding intellectual engagement and creativity, and a substantial proportion go on to pursue advanced degrees. While teaching is our primary mission, the College is very supportive of faculty research; we have start-up funding, a generous leave and sabbatical program, funding for professional travel and student research assistants, and opportunities for internal research grants.

We are a community that values cultural diversity and inclusive educational practices as essential to the excellence of our academic program. Throughout your application materials, please describe the ways in which your past and current teaching, scholarship, mentorship, and/or community service have supported these values. Alternatively, you may include a separate statement regarding your efforts to support these values. In either case, please convey the ways in which your work at Reed will support the commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion articulated in the College’s diversity and anti-racism statements (

Applications must be submitted through the website at and should include:

  • a cover letter addressing how your teaching and scholarship are potentially suited to the liberal arts college environment,
  • a CV,
  • a teaching statement,
  • a research statement, and
  • three letters of recommendation, at least one of which addresses teaching experience or potential.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but they should be received by October 2, 2022, to guarantee full consideration. Any questions may be directed to the chair of the search committee, David Perkinson, at