Assistant or Associate Professor - Applied Statistics - RIT (5411BR)

Requisition Number: 5411BR

School/Department: Applied Statistics - School of Mathematical Science

College : College of Science

Faculty Rank : Assistant or Associate Professor
Tenure Status: Tenure-Track

Anticipated Start Date: Aug 2021

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The Programs in Applied Statistical Sciences within the School of Mathematical Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology invite applications for one or more tenure-track positions in Statistics at the Assistant Professor level starting August 11th, 2021.

Position Title: Applied Statistics, Assistant or Associate Professor(s), Tenure-Track

The Programs in Applied Statistical Sciences includes all traditional areas of statistics as well as statistical aspects of recently developing interdisciplinary fields such as Data Mining, Data Science, and Analytics. The programs include a BS in Applied Statistics and Actuarial Science, an MS in Applied Statistics, a PhD. in Mathematical Modelling, and two advanced certificates. The strategic plan for the Program includes development of a doctoral degree in Applied Statistics.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Engage in original research and scholarly activities that support the vision and mission of the Programs
  • Seek competitive external funding
  • Teach on-campus and online undergraduate and graduate courses
  • Contribute to development of new academic programs
  • Advise, mentor and supervise undergraduate and graduate students’ research

We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to student centeredness; professional development and scholarship; integrity and ethics; respect, diversity and pluralism; innovation and flexibility; and teamwork and collaboration. We are seeking individuals who are committed to RIT’s core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.


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  • PhD. in Statistics, or a closely related field, with all requirements for degree completed before start date
  • Potential for successful college teaching, demonstrated through teaching experience (may include TA experience and activities that address commitment to undergraduate and graduate education)
  • Potential for scholarly research, demonstrated through research experience, publications and conference presentations, and potential to collaborate with RIT and non-RIT faculty
  • Potential to mentor and support undergraduate and graduate students in research

Although candidates with expertise in any area of statistics are encouraged to apply, preference will be given to applicants with research interests in engineering/industrial statistics and/or biostatistics/epidemiology. Review of applications will begin immediately and as we are looking to fill multiple positions.


Apply online at Search: 5411BR. Please submit your online application; cover letter addressing the required qualifications; curriculum vitae; and the upload the following attachments:

  • Description of research plans that also addresses efforts and/or plans to obtain external funding, potential to collaborate with RIT and non-RIT faculty, and commitment to mentoring undergraduate and graduate students in research.
  • Statement of teaching philosophy and any experience that also addresses commitment to undergraduate and graduate education.
  • Contribution to diversity statement.
  • Three letters of reference will be required further along in the process

Questions may be directed to: Rob
Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found.

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