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Assistant Professor of Statistics and Biostatistics

California State University- East Bay
California, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jul 22, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Mathematics, Statistics
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THE UNIVERSITY: California State University, East Bay is known for award-winning programs, expert instruction, a diverse student body, and a choice of more than 100 career-focused fields of study. The ten major buildings of the Hayward Hills campus, on 342 acres, contain over 150 classrooms and teaching laboratories, over 177 specialized instructional rooms, numerous computer labs and a library, which contains a collection of over one million items. The University also has campuses in Contra Costa County, Online, and in Oakland, California. With an enrollment of approximately 15,000 students and 900 faculty, CSUEB is organized into four colleges: Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences; Business and Economics; Education and Allied Studies; and Science. The University offers bachelor's degrees in 49 fields, minors in 52 fields, master's degrees in 34, and 1 doctoral degree program. All California State University campuses, including CSUEB, became smoke and tobacco-free effective September 1, 2017.

THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Statistics and Biostatistics offers an undergraduate degree in Statistics with an optional concentration in Data Science, two post-baccalaureate certificates (in applied or mathematical statistics), and master’s degrees in both Statistics and Biostatistics. The Statistics MS degree offers four concentrations (Actuarial, Applied, Data Science, and Mathematical Statistics).

The Department also teaches basic statistics courses for many major programs throughout the University. The concentrations in the MS Statistics program allow students to customize their program specific to their career and academic goals while the MS Biostatistics program is a Professional Science Master’s (PSM) degree ( ) designed for students who are seeking a graduate degree in biostatistics and understand the need for developing workplace skills valued by top employers. The MS programs focus largely on applications and methodology. The courses are designed to prepare students for employment in the large and diverse Bay Area job market for data science, analytics, statistics, and biostatistics, as well as for employment opportunities nationwide. Our programs are flexible enough to allow students to prepare for Ph.D. programs, including at major research universities.

The department is composed of engaged faculty who strive for excellence in both teaching and research. Faculty are welcoming, extremely supportive of one another, and focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our programs are designed for a diverse student population with a diverse set of goals, whether it be to join the workforce or continue their education at the graduate level.

As of Fall 2020, there are 43 undergraduate majors (including double majors) and minors, about 112 statistics MS majors and 22 biostatistics MS majors. Many alumni continue their ties with the Department, often recruiting current students for job openings or providing advice about curriculum development. The members of our faculty are devoted to teaching, involved in University affairs, maintain active research programs, and actively participate in local and national statistics professional societies. Faculty expertise covers a broad range including applied statistics, data science, Bayesian statistics, time series, statistics education, and biostatistics. University computer labs are well-equipped, with access to R, RStudio, Python, SAS®, Tableau, JMP®, MINITAB®, and SPSS®, and allow students to program using full versions of statistical software packages often used in the market. Applied courses include extensive computer use; elementary and major courses meet in a computer lab at least a few times a semester. The class size for elementary statistics courses required by other majors is approximately 50 students. Classes for statistics undergraduate majors and minors are generally far smaller in size. The size of required master’s-level courses varies from 15 to 35 students. Summer courses may be offered on specialized topics. To learn more about the Department visit: .

DUTIES OF THE POSITION: The areas of application we seek are Biostatistics and Data Science. Preference will be given to candidates with training in, or research expertise in Clinical Trials, Personalized Medicine, Bioinformatics, Data Visualization, Machine Learning, and other biomedical research areas.

Duties of the position include teaching undergraduate and master’s level students in statistics, biostatistics, and data science. Undergraduate teaching includes service and general education courses, as well as major and minor courses. In addition to teaching, all faculty have advising responsibilities, assist the Department with administrative and committee work, and are expected to assume campus-wide committee responsibilities. Faculty members teach, mentor, and advise an ethnically and socioeconomically diverse student body. Faculty members maintain active research programs, oversee student research and consulting activities, and assist in preparing and administering the Comprehensive Examination for the MS degrees (given twice every year). We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Please note that teaching assignments at California State University, East Bay include courses offered at the Hayward, Concord, and Online campuses.

RANK AND SALARY: Assistant Professor. Salary is dependent upon educational preparation and experience. Subject to budgetary authorization.

DATE OF APPOINTMENT: Fall Semester, 2022

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Biostatistics, Statistics, or Data Science, preferably by June 2022. Candidates with successful teaching experience at the university level are preferred. Candidates should demonstrate experience in teaching, mentoring, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Additionally, applicants must demonstrate a record of scholarly activity. This University is fully committed to the rights of students, staff and faculty with disabilities in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. For more information about the University’s program supporting the rights of our students with disabilities see:

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on September 13, 2022. The positions will be considered open until filled. Please submit a letter of application, which addresses the qualifications noted in the position announcement; a complete and current vita; names and email addresses of three references; and your transcript (unofficial acceptable during application). Please also submit copies of a statement of teaching philosophy, proposed research plan, major publications, and three letters of recommendation. At least one letter should speak to the candidate’s teaching experience. Applicants should also submit a one-page diversity statement that addresses how you engage a diverse student population in your teaching, research, mentoring, and advising. Please provide specific examples and experiences with addressing diversity, equity and inclusion in your work. All required documents should be submitted via PageUp (See "Apply Now"). Questions regarding the search may be addressed to the Chair of the hiring committee at

Note: California State University, East Bay hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All offers of employment are contingent upon presentation of documents demonstrating the appointee’s identity and eligibility to work in accordance with provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act. A background check (including a criminal records check and prior employment verification) must be completed and cleared prior to the start of employment.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, CSUEB does not discriminate on the basis of any protected categories: age, ancestry, citizenship, color, disability, gender, immigration status, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran’s status. The University is committed to the principles of diversity in employment and to creating a stimulating learning environment for its diverse student body.

Advertised: July 22, 2021 (9:00 AM) Pacific Daylight Time
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