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Assistant/Associate Professor of Statistics, Tenure Track

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Position Title Assistant/Associate Professor of Statistics, Tenure Track Department Applied Statistics & Research Methods FTE 1.0 FLSA Exempt Job Type Full-Time Job EEO Category Faculty UNC Background The University of Northern Colorado (UNC) is a public research university in the state of Colorado with more than 12,000 graduate and undergraduate students. The faculty and staff add another 1,400 members to the UNC community. UNC is a multipurpose institution offering a wide range of graduate and undergraduate degree programs in six academic colleges: Humanities and Social Sciences, Monfort College of Business, Education and Behavioral Sciences, Natural and Health Sciences, Performing and Visual Arts, and University Libraries. The University offers more than 2,000 academic courses.

One of the major priorities of the campus is the implementation of the University strategic plan: Rowing not Drifting 2030. The University of Northern Colorado is Colorado's leader in education. UNC sets the standard and models innovative strategies focused on the holistic growth, development, and life-long success of our students - this is how we define a Students First university.

Rowing, Not Drifting 2030 guides our direction and aspirations for the next decade of serving students and our community. As an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution, the University of Northern Colorado will be the institution the state looks to as the future of higher education. Our students will experience a personalized education grounded in liberal arts and infused with the critical and creative inquiry; establish relationships with faculty and staff that nurture individual development; gain the skills and knowledge that provide upward mobility among alumni; and share a commitment to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Our vision takes shape in the form of five elements that serve as our foundation over the next ten years in support of and service to our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community.
  • Students First: We exist to transform the lives of our students. We focus on all aspects of their success by making intentional decisions to meet their needs and the needs of our community.
  • Empower Inclusivity: The diversity within our university and state is a distinct advantage that we celebrate and nurture. We ensure learning occurs through meaningful discussion of shared and different experiences, viewpoints, and ideas.
  • Enhance & Invest: The success of students relies on a healthy and strong team. We provide our staff and faculty with the support they need to succeed as professionals, educators, and in life. We foster an environment where their individual well-being and sense of belonging are vital to our collective success.
  • Innovate & Create: Learning occurs through critical inquiry, discovery, and creation. We leverage technology and capitalize on opportunities to innovate and improve instruction. We anticipate and address societal needs by transforming the campus into a creative laboratory that asks questions, solves problems, and shapes Colorado's future.
  • Connect & Celebrate: Strong community connections provide authentic learning experiences and reciprocal partnerships and collaborations. We set the standard for how engaged universities enrich the lives of those on campus, throughout Colorado, and beyond.

As you consider joining our community, it is important to know that UNC is dedicated to strengthening and advancing our collective work related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We develop and learn more together with a diverse team. To achieve this, diversity for us represents differing perspectives, thoughts, and experiences. We value the individuality of the human distinctions of our staff because these distinctions benefit students, our community, and each other. We expect members of our community to stretch their learning edges about race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, lifestyle, age, educational background, national origin, religion, or physical ability. This is a significant way to honor the intersectionality of our university community. We appreciate the diverse contributions every individual makes to the UNC community. When you join the UNC community, you can expect to be part of a growing inclusive, innovative, and equity-minded community that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students, and community partners. Physical Demands Those associated with computer work at a desk and standing in front of a class for the duration of a class. Job Summary The Department of Applied Statistics and Research Methods in the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Northern Colorado is seeking an Assistant/Associate Professor of Statistics with expertise in statistical inference.

Position Description: Responsibilities of this position include teaching graduate courses in statistical methodology especially Mathematical Statistics, Nonparametric Statistics, Sampling Methods, teaching other graduate statistics and/or research methodology courses, directing graduate research, and advising students. Additional Requirements Satisfactory completion of a background check, educational check, and authorization to work in the United States is required after a conditional offer of employment has been made. About the College
The College of Education and Behavioral Sciences is at the center of excellence in professional preparation, research, and global educational leadership. Demonstrating our commitment to the University's state-mandated mission to prepare education professionals, we offer high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs on our main Greeley campus, our Denver/Lowry campus, as well as various locations across the state and online. For example, the Center for Urban Education in Denver uses innovative strategies to prepare early childhood, elementary and special education teachers for work in urban classrooms.
Location and CommunityThe University of Northern Colorado is located in Greeley, Colorado. The city has a population of 110,000 and is perfectly situated on the high plains with panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains. One hour north of Denver and a little over an hour east of Rocky Mountain National Park, Greeley has a distinct small-town feel and a downtown that is designated as a Colorado Creative District. Further information can be found at Visit Greeley and U.S Census Quick Facts.Additional InformationThis position is contingent on funding from the Colorado State Legislature and approval by the Board of Trustees, and is subject to the policies and regulations of the University of Northern Colorado. Federal regulations require that the University retain all documents submitted by applicants. Materials will not be returned or copied for applicants.

The University of Northern Colorado is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, creed, religion, sexual preference or veteran status. For more information or issues of equity or fairness or claims of discrimination contact the UNC AA/EEO/Title IX Officer at UNC Human Resource Services, Campus Box 54, Carter Hall 2002, Greeley, CO 80639, or call 970-351-2718. Minimum Qualifications The successful candidate will have a
  • Ph.D. degree in statistics, biostatistics, or a related area with emphasis in statistical applications.
  • Developed program of research or show evidence of strong research potential in the areas of statistical methodology and/or applications of statistics
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching Mathematical Statistics, Nonparametric Statistics and Sampling Methods
  • Statistical programming experience and knowledge
  • Experience serving on doctoral dissertations
Preferred Qualifications
  • Strong established line of research with a minimum of three peer reviewed and published manuscripts in the last five years in alignment
  • Experience chairing doctoral dissertations
  • Demonstrates past inclusion of students in research process
  • Demonstrates potential for external funding
Posting Details Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F00571 Position Number F99813 Desired Start Date 08/15/2022 Open Date 12/21/2021 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants
  • Attach curriculum vitae, cover letter, teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts, and a list of references at https://careers.unco.edu/postings/4669
  • Review will begin 1/3/22 with priority given to applications received by this date.
  • Please submit all QUESTIONS to: Cheyenne Hassebrock (Cheyenne.hassebrock@unco.edu).
  • Contact information: William Merchant, 970-351-2015 william.merchant@unco.edu or Chia-Lin Tsai, 970-351-1774 chialin.tsai@unco.edu


Salary and Benefits Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Compensation for this position includes a salary range of $60,000-$70,700 for Assistant Professor and $67,200-72,000 for Associate Professor. Benefits available include health, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance, as well as a selection of several defined contribution retirement plans. Dependents and spouses of UNC Employees who are employed at 0.5 FTE or above are eligible for undergraduate dependent tuition grants of up to 50%. These tuition grants will cover in-state tuition charges. Further requirements may exist. Other benefits may be available based on position. Additional Requirements and Information Satisfactory completion of a background check, educational check, and authorization to work in the United States is required after a conditional offer of employment has been made. The successful candidate must submit original transcripts within one (1) month of hire.


Required Notice: In compliance with the Clery Act, the most recent University of Northern Colorado Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online (https://www.unco.edu/police/clery/security-report.aspx) and a paper copy can be requested at the UNC Police Department. This report contains crime statistics and policy statements related to safety, conduct processes and Title IX investigations.


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Documents Needed to Apply Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Unofficial Transcripts
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Teaching Philosophy
  5. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
Posted
04/19/2022
Location
Greeley, CO, 80631, US