Department of Statistics, George Mason University
Term Assistant Professor
The George Mason University Department of Statistics (statistics.gmu.edu), within the Volgenau School of Engineering, offers a unique opportunity for professional educators as a Term Assistant Professor of Statistics. The anticipated start date for this position is August 2017. The department is currently planning a new B.S. in Statistics program to begin in Fall 2017, which will involve curriculum development and student advising. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.
Term faculty have a four course teaching load per semester and are expected to fully participate in the intellectual life of the department, as well as university-wide STEM activities. There is opportunity to teach in the summer for additional salary. Candidates will also participate in the development of curriculum for the new B.S. in Statistics.
Qualified applicants for Term Assistant Professor will hold a doctorate in statistics or biostatistics, by the start date of the position. In some cases, a doctorate in mathematics education or statistics education (or closely related fields) with a strong background in statistics will be considered, and those applicants can also be considered at the Term Instructor rank. Applicants should possess experience and enthusiasm for teaching statistics at the undergraduate level and have experience in using technology in the classroom, including statistical software packages.
Preference will be given to candidates with a combination of the following qualifications: teaching experience, experience with technology in the classroom, experience with online classes, and facility with statistical software.
About the Department:
The Department of Statistics houses 16 full-time faculty. It offers three M.S. degrees and a Ph.D. degree, and teaches introductory Statistics courses for general education and for Engineering students. Further information about the department is available at www.statistics.gmu.edu/. George Mason University is a comprehensive research university with 35,000 students located in the high tech corridor of Northern Virginia, 30 minutes from both downtown Washington, D.C. and Dulles International Airport. Faculty rental housing is available on campus. The Department of Statistics was founded in 1992 and is located within the Volgenau School of Engineering, in a new state-of-the-art building.
For full consideration, please complete the online application at jobs.gmu.edu for position F107Az; and upload a cover letter, CV, teaching statement (to be attached as 'Other Doc'), transcript, and the names and contact information for three references. The review of applications will begin January 16, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.
George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.