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Assistant/Associate Professor of Statistics

Western Michigan University
Michigan, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Dec 20, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Statistics
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of Statistics at Western Michigan University seeks candidates for a tenure-track, 1.0 FTE, academic year, Assistant/Associate Professor position beginning August 15, 2022 on its main campus in Kalamazoo, MI.

Job duties include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in statistics - including statistical computing/programing and data science, advising students, conducting research, publishing in peer-reviewed journals, writing and submitting grant proposals, and service.  Typically, 50% of the position is devoted to teaching with the remaining 50% of the workload shared between research and service responsibilities.

Minimum qualifications for the position are as follows:  a Ph.D. degree in Statistics or Biostatistics by December 31, 2022, excellent oral and written communication skills, commitment to excellence in teaching, and ability to maintain an outstanding research program in statistics-related methodology.  Preferred qualifications are as follows: expertise in statistical computing/programming using SAS, teaching experience as a sole instructor of record, and a demonstrated strong commitment to supporting the success of students from underrepresented groups.

The Department of Statistics offers a Ph.D. degree in Statistics; M.S. degrees in Statistics and Data Science (in coordination with the Department of Computer Science); undergraduate majors in Statistics and Data Science; and minors in Data Analysis, Data Science and Statistics. In addition, the Statistics department offers graduate certificates in Applied Statistics and in Biostatistics.

Qualified candidates should apply online at  Only applications submitted through this site will be considered. The appointment process at Western Michigan University requires that each applicant submit a cover letter describing qualifications and personal experiences/commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; a curriculum vitae; a statement of research interests; a statement of teaching philosophy; three current letters of recommendation; and transcripts of all graduate work. Questions may be directed to the search committee at Applications will be accepted until the position is filled but they should be received before January 15, 2022 to guarantee full consideration.

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has placed WMU among the 76 public institutions in the nation designated as research universities with high research activities. As articulated in the College of Arts and Sciences strategic plan, we are committed to fostering a community of diverse, inclusive, equitable and globally-engaged scholars, learners and leaders.

WMU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and all other qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

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