This position will be a joint appointment in the School of Statistics and Department of Psychology, with tenure home in the School of Statistics. The holder of this position will join a strong core of statisticians in the School with interests in quantitative psychology as well as be a member of the Quantitative/ Psychometric Methods group in the Department of Psychology. The precise area of specialization is open, but some areas of interest include statistics of neuroimaging, multivariate analysis, behavioral genetics, psychometrics, Bayesian methods, experimental design, causal inference, and item response theory. The percentage of work effort devoted to each unit will be determined in consultation with the candidate but is expected to be approximately 50% in each, although it may vary from year to year. We are committed to attracting candidates from historically under-represented groups knowing that diversity enriches the academic experience and provides a base for innovation.
Faculty in the College of Liberal Arts are expected to maintain an active research program, develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses, advise undergraduate and graduate students, and contribute service appropriate for the rank of the appointment to the department, college, University, and profession.
The University seeks to offer a family-friendly environment, including parental leave, and tenure policy allows extension of the tenure probationary period for the birth/adoption of a child.
The School of Statistics and Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota invite applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in the area of statistics/quantitative psychology, to begin fall semester 2020 (August 31, 2020).
Appointment will be 100% time over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May) at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor, depending on qualifications and experience and consistent with collegiate and University policy.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. in Statistics, Quantitative Psychology/Psychometrics, or a related field is required by the start date of the appointment.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates with an established research record and college/university-level teaching experience are preferred. Candidates with advanced training in both Statistics and Psychology (e.g., graduate degrees in both) are preferred. Our student body is increasingly diverse (across gender, race/ethnicity, first generation college, income), and candidates with a demonstrated interest in teaching and mentoring a diverse student body are preferred.
Candidates will be evaluated according to the overall quality of their academic preparation and scholarly work and relevance to the position, evidence of research ability, evidence of commitment to teaching students from a variety of cultures and skills as a teacher, and strength of recommendations.
Internal Number: 331887
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