The Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science at Augsburg University invites applications for a one-year visiting position in Statistics to begin August 15, 2021. Statistics is housed within the Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science (a total of 12 full-time faculty), and located in the Hagfors Center for Science, Business, and Religion which opened in 2018. Augsburg's location in Minneapolis allows for engagement and fruitful collaboration with statisticians at the many colleges and universities in the Twin Cities as well as local research labs and industry which includes many Fortune 500 companies.
Ideal candidates are teacher-scholars who are committed to excellence in teaching and eager to contribute to a richly diverse community of learners through teaching both Statistics and Data Science. Faculty get to know students well with normally no more than 25 students per class (often smaller). A typical teaching load is three courses per semester and usually includes both introductory and advanced classes. The anticipated teaching assignment for this position includes introductory statistics, introductory statistics for STEM (with R), statistical modeling, and a new introduction to data science course. Some curriculum development will be part of the job expectations. We anticipate in-person teaching, but final course delivery modes will be determined by public health guidelines and may involve teaching online synchronous (over Zoom) or a combination of modalities.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. or masters degree in Biostatistics, Statistics, or in a closely related field with at least 18 graduate credits in Statistics. Candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S. during the 2021-22 academic year.
Professional travel funds up to $1500 per year are available for professional conference travel, as supported by our Center for Teaching and Learning (http://inside.augsburg.edu/ctl/).
Among the distinctive features of the University are its deep dedication to civic and community engagement, robust undergraduate research programs, and a strong belief in the integration of liberal arts and professional studies across all programs. The University's commitment to the local neighborhood and the world is enhanced through the work of four signature centers: the Christensen Center for Vocation, the Center for Global Education and Experience, the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship, and the Strommen Center for Meaningful Work. Augsburg's commitment to diversity is reflected in the student body: for the past four years, students of color comprised over half of the incoming first-year class. With approximately 1,000 students living on campus, Augsburg engages students in a wide range of co-curricular activities, including NCAA Division III intercollegiate athletics. At both undergraduate and graduate levels, students actively engage in international travel and intercultural experiences that broaden their view of the world and deepen their engagement in it.
Augsburg's main campus is located in the vibrant Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis, one of the most diverse areas in the Twin Cities. The University of Minnesota West Bank campus and one of the city's largest medical complexes are adjacent to Augsburg; the Mississippi River and the Seven Corners Theatre district are just a few blocks away. In addition to its Minneapolis campus, Augsburg has a vibrant branch campus in Rochester, the fastest growing city in Minnesota and headquarters of the Mayo Health System. In addition to these locations, Augsburg owns and operates international sites in Central America.
Augsburg University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and eleven graduate degrees to approximately 3,400 students of diverse backgrounds. With a student/faculty ratio of 12:1, the university focuses on close personal interaction with faculty and experiential education opportunities on campus and in the community. An Augsburg education is defined by excellence in the liberal arts and professional studies, guided by the faith and values of the Lutheran church, and shaped by its urban and global settings. See more at http://www.augsburg.edu.
Augsburg is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. Successful candidates will have demonstrated abilities working in an academic community committed to intentional diversity. Candidates are thus encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that demonstrate these competencies.
To apply for this position, go to http://www.augsburg.edu/hr/ and upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript, list of courses taught (or teaching-related experiences), and teaching philosophy. Your cover letter should:
Describe your commitment to teaching Statistics/Data Science at the undergraduate level.
Express your interest in Augsburg University or its location in the Twin Cities.
Express your interest in a one-year visiting position.
As part of the online application process, you will be required to provide the names of two professional references, ideally at least one of whom can address your teaching or teaching potential. If your application advances in this search, you will be notified prior to Augsburg contacting your references. Review of applications will begin December 14, 2020 and will continue until the search is concluded.
Augsburg University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and nine graduate degrees to more than 3,500 students of diverse backgrounds. The student-faculty ratio is 13:1 and is characterized by strong teaching in small classes.
The University's Mission
Augsburg University educates students to be informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders. The Augsburg experience is supported by an engaged community that is committed to intentional diversity in its life and work. An Augsburg education is defined by excellence in the liberal arts and professional studies, guided by the faith and values of the Lutheran church, and shaped by its urban and global settings.
Located in the heart of the Twin Cities, Augsburg’s main campus surrounds Murphy Square, the oldest park in Minneapolis. The University of Minnesota West Bank campus and the University of Minnesota Fairview Medical Center are across the street from Augsburg, with the Mississippi River and the Seven Corners theatre district just a few blocks away.
The 23-acre campus consists of a mix of historic and newer buildings that reflect the contemporary needs of the academic pr...ograms. Augsburg’s newest signature academic building, the Hagfors Center for Science, Business, and Religion, opened for classes January 8, 2018. In addition to its Minneapolis campus, Augsburg has a location in Rochester, Minnesota, and maintains international sites and staff in Mexico, Nicaragua, and Namibia.