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Assistant Professor of Statistics

Carleton College
Minnesota, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted date
Jul 21, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Statistics
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Carleton College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment in Statistics beginning September 1, 2022. A Ph.D. in Statistics or Biostatistics in hand or its imminent completion by the start date is required. Applicants with a Ph.D. in a closely related field who have a strong background in statistics and experience in data analysis will also be considered. Appointment at a higher level may be considered in exceptional cases.

Carleton is a highly selective liberal arts college with a student body of approximately 2,000, located in the historic and thriving town of Northfield, Minnesota.  We are within commuting distance of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, whose greater metro area has a diverse population of three million people and a rich variety of cultural resources.  Our academic year consists of three ten-week terms.  The seventeen-member Department of Mathematics and Statistics resides in a modern building with excellent facilities including a dedicated computing lab.  The faculty is passionate about teaching and active in scholarship. We are particularly interested in applicants who have a demonstrated commitment to attracting and retaining students from underserved groups and who will contribute to our vibrant college-wide culture of undergraduate research. For further information about the department consult the Carleton mathematics and statistics website at

Applicants should submit the following materials at

  • a letter of interest
  • a statement about teaching in an undergraduate liberal arts environment that includes
    • courses that you would like to teach, including courses currently in our curriculum or courses that you would like to add to our curriculum
    • how you would contribute to a college community that embraces a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values
  • a statement about research, including research with students, in an undergraduate liberal arts environment
  • curriculum vitae
  • graduate transcript
  • contact information for three letters of recommendation. At least one letter should specifically address teaching experience.

Electronic submission is preferred but materials may be mailed to Stats Search, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Carleton College, One North College Street, Northfield, MN 55057-4025. Inquiries may be emailed to

Carleton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, status with regard to public assistance, disability, or age in providing employment or access to its educational facilities and activities. We are committed to developing our faculty to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society.  Women and members of groups underrepresented in statistics and mathematics are strongly encouraged to apply.

To ensure full consideration, all application materials should be received by October 1, 2021.

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