Two Tenure-Track Positions in Statistics

Macalester College invites applications for two tenure-track positions in Statistics, at the assistant or associate professor level, to begin Fall 2018. Candidates who have, or are completing, a Ph.D. in Biostatistics or Statistics are preferred, but closely related fields may also be considered.

They must have a strong commitment to both teaching and research in an undergraduate liberal arts environment. We are especially interested in candidates who are enthusiastic to teach a broad range of undergraduate courses, from the introductory to advanced level, and to mentor undergraduate research.

Macalester offers an attractive environment for statisticians. We offer majors in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Statistics, and Computer Science. On top of minors in Statistics, Mathematics, and Computer Science, we have recently developed a new Data Science minor. We pride ourselves on our innovative courses, close relationships with several client disciplines, and vibrant record of conducting research with undergraduates. We have an interest in candidates whose work spans disciplinary boundaries. Some potential areas of interest include machine learning, causal inference, and advanced statistical modeling (eg: spatial statistics, generalized linear mixed effects models, time series analysis, structural equation models).

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About Macalester

Macalester College is a highly selective, private liberal arts college in the vibrant Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area, which has a population of approximately three million and is home to numerous colleges and universities, including the University of Minnesota. Macalester’s diverse student body comprises over 2000 undergraduates from 49 states and the District of Columbia and over 90 nations. The College maintains a longstanding commitment to academic excellence with a special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society. We are especially interested in applicants dedicated to excellence in teaching and research/creative activity within a liberal arts college community. As an Equal Opportunity employer supportive of affirmative efforts to achieve diversity among its faculty, Macalester College strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups. MSCS Department home page | Twin Cities Mac Facts | Macalester Infographic | NY Times 36 Hours in Minneapolis

Recent Statistics News at Macalester
  • 65 members of the Macalester College graduating class of 2017, were majors in the MSCS department, making MSCS by far the largest department at the college; 27 of these students were Applied Mathematics and Statistics Majors.
  • Nearly 100 students will be graduating with MSCS majors in the class of 2018.
  • Two of the 19 students awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships for Statistics in 2016 are recent Macalester graduates. ASA News
  • A new course in Data Science
  • Alese Halvorson (’15) and Stephanie Duong (’16) landed jobs at the Mayo Clinic as Statistical Programming Analysts
  • The following alumni are starting Statistics/Biostatistics PhD programs in 2017: Zun Yin (North Carolina State), Alese Halvorson (Biostat at Vanderbilt), Clara Drew (University of Minnesota), Qisheng Li (University of Washington), Suzanne Dufault (University of California – Berkeley).  
  • Professor Danny Kaplan won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2017 U.S. Conference on Teaching Statistics (USCOTS)
  • Macalester statistics students won 1st and 2nd place in the Fall 2016, as well as 2nd place in the Spring 2016, Undergraduate Research Project Competition (USRESP) organized by the American Statistical Association (ASA) and the Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education (CAUSE).
  • James Meyerson (’16) and Zach Gilfix (’16) presented research from their Senior Capstone class in at the Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) in Chicago.  Meyerson and Gilfix examined factors related to managerial longevity in professional soccer. Photo.
  • Game of Thrones
To Apply

Via Academic Jobs Online submit electronic copies of (1) curriculum vitae, (2) graduate transcripts, (3) three letters of recommendation (at least one of which discusses your potential as a teacher), (4)  a cover letter that addresses your interest in Macalester, (5) a statement of teaching philosophy, and (6) a research statement. For any questions about the position, please contact Alicia Johnson at . Evaluation of applications will begin October 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.