Job Vacancy LECTURER OF STATISTICS University of Iowa


Company: University of Iowa

Job description: Type of Position OTHER

Advertising Ends on: Extended Until Position is Filled

Advertising Started on: Friday, July 15th, 2022

College: College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Department: Statistics & Actuarial Science


Salary: Commensurate

Position Details

Full/Part Time Status: Full Time

Position Description:

The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science at the University of Iowa invites applications for an instructional-track position in statistics at the rank of lecturer starting August 16, 2023.

Applicants must possess a Master’s degree in statistics or a related area prior to August 16, 2023. A Ph.D. in statistics or a related area is preferred.

Excellent communication skills and experience teaching at the collegiate level are required. Experience teaching statistics courses and common research interests with current faculty are desired. Candidates must be free to assume the duties of this position and be legally able to work in the United States by the start date.

Candidates should submit applications online at . Refer to requisition #74528. To assure consideration, all application materials must be received by November 15, 2022. However, screening of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Applications should include a letter of interest; a current CV; a Statement on Teaching; a Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Ph.D. thesis title and abstract; graduate transcripts; and a list of references, including names and contact information.

Three letters of reference are required. Letters should particularly address the applicant’s potential for excellence in teaching. Upon submission of the online application materials, references will be notified by email with directions for their letter submissions.

The Statistics and Actuarial Sciences Department currently has 14 tenured and tenure-track faculty and 2 instructional-track faculty, including four Fellows of the American Statistical Association. The Ph.D. degree is offered in statistics, with concentration areas in actuarial science/financial mathematics, biostatistics, data science, and probability/mathematical statistics; the M.S. degrees are offered in actuarial science, data science, and statistics; and the B.S. degrees are offered in actuarial science, data science, and statistics. Research interests of current faculty include modern computational statistics, statistical genetics, spatial statistics, Bayesian inference, time series, categorical data analysis, bioinformatics, analysis of medical images, data visualization, statistical learning, and actuarial science. The department maintains both Linux and Windows computer networks and has invested in the University’s new high performance computing cluster ( ). For additional information about the Department, please refer to the web site: .

Founded in 1847, the University of Iowa offers its 28,000 students over 200 areas of study. Among the University’s distinctions are one of the largest university-owned teaching hospitals in the nation, and the internationally acclaimed Writers’ Workshop, which fostered the talents of Ray Bradbury, John Irving, W.P. Kinsella, Flannery O’Connor, Jane Smiley, and Kurt Vonnegut.

The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Education Requirement:

  • Applicants must complete a Master’s or Ph.D. in statistics or a related area by August 16, 2023

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching at the collegiate level
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Free to assume the duties and be legally able to work in the U.S. by August 16, 2023

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in statistics or a related area
  • Experience teaching statistics courses
  • Common research interests with current faculty

Online Application Required Documents

Curriculum Vitae

Letter of Interest

Statements: Teaching, Diversity/Equity/Inclusion

Ph.D. Thesis Title and Abstract

Graduate Transcripts

List of References

Number of References: 3

Letters of Recommendation are required as part of the application process. Upon submission, references selected will be notified by e-mail with directions on how to electronically submit letters to the University of Iowa.

To start the Online Application process for this position, click the “Apply for This Position” button located below the Contact Information.

Expected salary:

Location: Iowa City, IA

Job date: Sat, 16 Jul 2022 22:40:15 GMT

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