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Assistant/Associate Professor, Statistics

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The following materials must be uploaded with your application: * Resume/CV * Cover Letter * Research Statement * Teaching Philosophy * Contact information for three professional references

Position Information

Position Information

Job Title Assistant/Associate Professor, Statistics
Department Mathematics And Statistics-ADM
Department Web Address
Full Time Equivalent


Position Type Academic Faculty
Comp Grade II-III
Tenure Track Tenure Track
Job Description

The Mathematics and Statistics Department at the University of Nevada, Reno invites applications for four (4) full-time, tenure-track faculty positions with an anticipated start date of July, 1 2018. There is a potential for selected candidates to be hired at either the Assistant or Associate Professor level. The level is to be determined by the department and will be comparable to their experience, knowledge, skills and abilities. Salary, start-up, and benefit packages are highly competitive. Applicants must have a PhD degree in statistics, biostatistics, or a related area by the time of appointment. Successful candidates will demonstrate a strong potential for excellence in research and teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Duties of this appointment include research, undergraduate, graduate teaching, and service to the Department. The positions are intended to support the new PhD program and to contribute to the teaching of core courses in the department’s mathematics and statistics curriculum. All areas of statistics are considered.

The Department has ~25 graduate students and more than 100 majors, and it is home to a dynamic group of over 20 graduate faculty with diverse interests and expertise in Pure and Applied Mathematics, Probability and Statistics. UNR and the Reno community provide ample opportunities for interdisciplinary research collaborations, consulting, and internships with organizations, such as the Desert Research Institute, Nevada Advanced Autonomous Systems Innovation Center, the Nevada Center for Applied Research, the InNEVation Center (powered by Switch), Apple’s and Switch’s Data Centers, and the recently established Tesla Gigafactory.

The University of Nevada, Reno has a growing and increasingly diverse student enrollment of approximately 21,000 including over 2,700 graduate students. The university has been recognized as a Tier 1 institution by US News and World Report. Located at the picturesque base of the Sierra Nevada, the university is a 45 minute drive from Lake Tahoe and 4 hours from San Francisco and the Napa-Sonoma wine country. Reno has been rated one of the best small cities in the US for outdoor recreation and overall quality of life. The city offers an excellent living environment, due to its mountains, short commutes, growing arts community, and its increasingly international flavor.

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.

Required Qualifications

PhD in statistics, biostatistics or related field by the time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to applicants who show potential for successful collaboration within and across the Department and College boundaries.

Contact Information for this Position

Sharee Williams at 775-682-8795 or

Melissa Eras at 775-682-8793 or

Special Instructions to Applicants

The following materials must be uploaded with your application:

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Research Statement
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Contact information for three professional references
Job Open Date 08/15/2017
Job Close Date 11/15/2017
Open Until Filled No
Search Number 72769
Note to All Applicants

A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member’s first day of employment.

The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its students and employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, and sexual orientation, or genetic information, gender identity, or gender expression. The University of Nevada, Reno employs only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Letter of Application/Cover Letter
  3. Statement of Research and Plans
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  5. Reference Contact Information
Optional Documents