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Faculty Positions in Resistance Evolution (Tenured/Tenure-track)

Penn State is adding new open-rank faculty positions to build on existing excellence and intellectual leadership in evolutionary biology, infectious disease, and genomics through a cluster hire. We seek outstanding scientists with broad interdisciplinary interests and a track record of applying theoretical and empirical approaches to gain insights on and mitigate against the growing threat of resistance evolution in pathogens (human, animal, and plant), cancers and pest species including insects and weeds.

New faculty will be offered an appointment and tenure home in one of many excellent Departments in ECoS. Successful candidates will become part of one of our centers of excellence such as The Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics (http://www.cidd.psu.edu) and The Center for Comparative Genomics (http://www.bx.psu.edu), amongst others. This is a cluster hire with multiple offers at all ranks expected.  We welcome informal inquiries regarding these positions to Andrew Read (), Vivek Kapur (), or Peter Hudson ().

Apply: https://psu.jobs/job/72415

Bruce G. Lindsay - Visiting Assistant Professors

In memory of Bruce G. Lindsay, The Department of Statistics has created the Visiting Assistant Professor Program. Visiting assistant professors will receive competitive salary and benefits, teach one course per semester, and conduct research under the close mentorship of prominent faculty members in the department. Successful candidates will hold a Ph.D. in Statistics or closely related field, and will receive an initial appointment of two years. 

Apply: http://stat.psu.edu/lindsay-vap


Faculty Position (Non-tenure Track): Assistant Professor/Assistant Director of Online Programs

The Department of Statistics in the Eberly College of Science seeks to hire an Assistant Director of Online Programs who will work collaboratively with the Director of Online Programs, instructional design staff, and program faculty to design, develop, revise and maintain high-quality online courses. An appointment at the assistant, associate, or full professor (non-tenure track) level is possible, depending on qualifications. This position requires a minimum of a Ph.D. in statistics, statistics education, or a closely related field plus two or more years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals should submit a cover letter explaining their interest in the position, along with a CV, teaching statement, and contact information for three references, through mathjobs.org (https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/10860). In addition to the mathjobs.org application, Penn State requires all applicants to complete the application form electronically.

Data Ethics

The College of Information Sciences and Technology and the Department of Statistics are seeking applicants for a tenure-track position in data ethics. Candidates will take an active role in establishing a strong ethical component in the newly formed undergraduate major in data sciences. Additionally, candidates will assume a leadership role in data ethics research activities such as the NIH-funded Biomedical Big Data to Knowledge Training Program. 

Apply: http://psu.jobs/job/72577 or https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9332


Instructional Faculty

The Statistics Department is seeking applicants to fill the rank of Instructor, Senior Instructor, Lecturer or Senior Lecturer depending on qualifications.  Positions may be available during the 017-2018 academic year.  Appointments may be made for up to one-year fixed-term positions, with renewal possible depending on the needs of the Department.  The courses for which this position would be responsible might range in level from introductory undergraduate-level courses to upper-level undergraduate courses and possibly graduate-level service courses for non-statistics students. The possibility of teaching in an online setting also exists. A Ph.D. in statistics or a closely related field is preferred; a Master`s degree is required. We encourage applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds. Additional information about the department can be found at http://www.stat.psu.edu/. Applications must be submitted electronically at https://psu.jobs/job/68003 and include a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching experience and two reference letters. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until all positions are filled. These will be fixed-term appointments funded for one-year from the date of hire with the possibility of re-funding.

Apply: https://psu.jobs/job/68003

Teaching Faculty - Lecturer

The Department of Statistics in the Eberly College of Science seeks to hire a lecturer/instructional designer who will work collaboratively with faculty members to design, develop, revise, and maintain high-quality online credit courses. Knowledge of educational and learning design theories supporting an in-depth understanding of instructional design issues and best practices related to teaching and learning is required. This is a fixed-term position funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of refunding.



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