The Department of Statistics at the George Washington University Foggy Bottom campus invites applications for two tenure-track assistant professor positions to begin as early as Fall 2019, pending final budgetary approval. All areas of statistics will be considered. The selected candidates are expected to maintain a strong research program and teach undergraduate and graduate statistics courses.
The Department of Statistics at The George Washington University is the first Department of Statistics in a college of arts and sciences in USA, and is well known for its teaching and research accomplishments. The Department and the University provide a stimulating academic environment and collaborative research opportunities. The Department has 18 full-time faculty members, and offers the B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Statistics, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Biostatistics jointly with Milken Institute School of Public Health. Applicants are encouraged to visit https://statistics.columbian.gwu.edu/ for further information about the department, and research at GWU.
The department’s location in the nation’s capital offers unique cultural and professional opportunities. Major government agencies such as NIH, NIST, FDA, Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, NSF, Federal Reserve Board, research institutions and private companies are located in close proximity and offer exceptional opportunities for research collaboration and research funding to statisticians.
Basic Qualifications: Applicants must possess a Ph.D. or Doctorate in statistics, biostatistics or a closely related field. ABD candidates will be considered but must complete all Ph.D. or Doctoral degree requirements by the date of appointment. The positions seek candidates with strong training in probability and statistics, and demonstrated interest in developing statistical methods for applications. Applicants must have demonstrated teaching excellence indicated by research presentations and teaching assessments, and commitment to research as evidenced by publication in scholarly journals and works in progress.
Application Information: To apply, please complete an online application at http://www.gwu.jobs/postings/55969 and upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, research and teaching statements, sample research publications or works in progress, and arrange to send three letters of recommendation to Search Committee, Department of Statistics, Phillips Hall, George Washington University, Washington, DC 20052, USA or to firstname.lastname@example.org by email. Review of applications will begin on January 2, 2019 and will continue until the positions are filled. Only complete applications will be considered. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.
The George Washington University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law. The university and department have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply for these positions.
Department of Statistics
Founded in 1935, GW's Department of Statistics was the first statistics department in a College of Arts and Sciences in the United States. We play a leading role in statistical education, research and applications, and many outstanding statisticians have served as department chair, including Dr. Frank Weida, Dr. Solomon Kullback, Dr. Jerome Cornfield and Dr. Samuel Greenhouse. Graduates go on to hold high positions in the government, the private sector and academia. We continually produce high quality research in both theoretical and applied areas of statistics and probability.
The department offers BS, MS and PhD degrees in Statistics, along with MS and PhD degrees in Biostatistics in collaboration with the Milken Institute School of Public Health. We also teach a Graduate Certificate in Survey Design and Data Analysis to prepare professionals for careers in survey research. Each of these programs provides statistical training balanced in theory, applications and computation.
Our location in the heart of D.C. brings unique opportunities. Many major government agencies and private companies surround GW and employ a vast number of statisticians wh...o generate remarkable projects. Many acclaimed statisticians within the federal and the private sector are connected to our department; several of whom teach courses at GW and bring valuable practical experience into the classroom. Our faculty also engages in collaborative research with government statisticians. The nearby Washington Statistical Society provides numerous additional activities for students to learn about the field and meet distinguished statisticians.