Specialization(s): Statistics, Data Science
Search # 20-007
NOTE: THIS IS A FACULTY CLUSTER HIRING INITIATIVE IN COLLABORATION WITH OUR COMPUTER SCIENCE, NURSING AND PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENTS. IT IS PART OF THE HEALTHCARE INFORMATICS CLUSTER.
Located in historic New Haven, a city rich in art and culture, Southern Connecticut State University is a diverse and student-centered university dedicated to academic excellence, access, and service for the public good. Southern provides a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of its community through a campus wide commitment to social justice. SCSU is a flourishing community of approximately 10,000 students, located less than three miles from downtown New Haven, with easy access to New York and Boston.
Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities:
Southern invites applications from individuals who believe in the mission of public higher education and are committed to outstanding teaching and scholarship. Successful candidates will be disciplinary scholars devoted to a student-centric approach.
As part of a cluster hire initiative in Healthcare Informatics, the Mathematics Department is seeking to hire a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor to begin August 2020 who is passionate about teaching statistics and data science to undergraduates. Teaching duties include introductory-level courses in the Department of Mathematics, foundational courses in the Liberal Education Program and select upper-level and graduate courses related to area of expertise. Candidate must be committed to teaching within a vibrant/demanding public liberal arts and sciences environment and demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching, mentoring and research with undergraduates. All faculty at SCSU share in academic advising and participate in department/university service. Normal teaching load is 12 credit-hours per semester.
The Department of Mathematics, in cooperation with the Department of Computer Science, has recently completed a new major in Data Science and is working on a master’s degree program. It is expected that the successful applicant will contribute to this effort.
Tenure-track faculty at SCSU are expected to pursue scholarship in their area of expertise. These activities include mentoring student research leading to publication of theses, publishing articles in academic and professional journals, seeking funding in support of research and teaching needs, and contributing to workshops and conferences. Active scholarship is expected and generously supported.
Qualifications include an earned doctorate in Statistics or Mathematics and ability to teach a wide range of statistics classes at the undergraduate and master’s level. ABD candidates for the position must be on a course to earn their degree in mathematics or statistics by the start date. Candidates' research programs and related teaching interests must complement the department’s curriculum and mission. Applicants must have broad intellectual interests in statistics and data science education with a commitment to both teaching and scholarship.
Preference will be given to candidates with interest/experience in data science with a focus on healthcare data, developing and contributing to a data science program at both the bachelor’s and master’s levels, and cross-disciplinary research with other departments within the school or university. College-level teaching experience and a record of external funding are also preferred.
Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate and undergraduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts acceptable), statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of reference, at least one of which should address teaching. Application materials should all be submitted electronically through MathJobs.org. Questions regarding the position should be directed to the Math Search Committee Chair at MATSTATsearch1@southernct.edu. Full consideration guaranteed to complete applications received by January 24, 2020; position remains open until filled. In your cover letter, please indicate whether you will be attending the Joint Meetings of the AMS/MAA in Denver.
SCSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. The University seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff. People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.