The Department of Mathematics at Augsburg College invites applications for a tenure track position in Statistics to begin in Fall 2014. A Ph.D. in Statistics, Biostatistics, or a closely related area is required. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2013 and will continue as needed until the search is concluded.
Augsburg College offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and 9 graduate degrees to approximately 3,600 students of diverse backgrounds. With a student/faculty ratio of 15:1, the college focuses on close personal interaction with faculty and experiential education opportunities on campus and in the community. An Augsburg education is defined by excellence in the liberal arts and professional studies, guided by the faith and values of the Lutheran church, and shaped by its urban and global settings. For more information consult the following URL http://www.augsburg.edu.
The Department offers Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Mathematics and supports active student engagement in undergraduate research, service-learning, and internships. We have a strong commitment to applied mathematics. In fact, three of our six tenured faculty members are applied mathematicians, and this position replaces a recently retired statistician. Students may earn the Bachelor of Science degree with a focus in Statistics; a number of our students pursue graduate work in Statistics and related areas. The Department is interested in increasing our offerings in Statistics and Data Science, both for mathematics majors and for students in science, social science, and business.
The successful candidate will have a commitment to excellence in teaching both introductory and upper level courses in Statistics, and an interest in developing the undergraduate curriculum in Statistics. The annual teaching load is typically six courses per year, and could include evening courses. An active research program that involves undergraduates is expected. The ideal candidate will have experience with or interest in interdisciplinary collaborations, for example with science, social science, environmental studies, or business, and/or connections to industry.
To apply, submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of courses taught, teaching philosophy, research statement, and three letters of recommendation, at least one of which addresses teaching, on http://www.MathJobs.org, and complete the College application at http://www.augsburg.edu/hr. Cover letters should include:
Among the distinctive features of the college are its deep dedication to civic and community engagement, robust undergraduate research programs, and a strong belief in the integration of liberal arts and professional studies across all programs. The College's commitment to the local neighborhood and the world is enhanced through the work of four signature centers: the Christensen Center for Vocation, the Center for Global Education, the Sabo Center for Citizenship and Learning, and the Strommen Center for Meaningful Work. Augsburg's commitment to diversity is reflected in the student body: for the past four years, students of color comprised nearly 40 percent of the incoming first-year class. With approximately 1,000 students living on campus, Augsburg engages students in a wide range of co-curricular activities, including NCAA Division III intercollegiate athletics. At both undergraduate and graduate levels, students actively engage in internati