Assistant Professor of Statistics/Data Science (Fixed-Term, Non-Probationary)

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The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at St. Cloud State University invites applications for a fixed-term (non-probationary) position in Statistics for the 2024-2025 academic year.  The successful candidate will join a department committed to excellence in teaching and dedicated to preparing the next generation of statisticians, data scientists, and mathematicians. The department has undergraduate programs in Mathematics and Statistics, including concentrations in Mathematical Statistics, Data Science, and Data Analytics.  More information about the college and the department can be found at College of Science and Engineering and Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

Job Description

The successful candidate will teach a mix of introductory statistics courses and more advanced statistics and data science courses, be involved in curricular updating of the statistics program, serve on department committees, be professionally active, and perform other duties as assigned. In addition, interested candidates may be assigned to manage/direct the Statistical Consulting and Research Center which provides statistical expertise for students, faculty, and external clients.

The successful candidate is expected to establish and maintain a professional goal to become an outstanding teacher-scholar through the use of research-based, best-practices pedagogy. They are expected to teach using both in-person and alternative delivery methods such as online and hybrid. They will regularly engage in ongoing professional development opportunities focused on pedagogical growth.

The successful candidate will share St. Cloud State’s commitment to our mission, and in particular, the value we place in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Notably, we uphold the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion and engage in intentional actions to address systemic inequities throughout the university and surrounding environment. DEI values, practices, and strategies are embedded into the fabric of our institution and campus community, and they align with the priorities expressed in the Minnesota State system’s Equity 2030 initiative. SCSU expects all of its employees to help advance these practices and to contribute to the development of an anti-racist, inclusive community.

Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Inter Faculty Organization which can be found here.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree (or equivalent) in Statistics, Data Science, or closely related area
  • Demonstrated potential to be an effective instructor utilizing best-teaching practices
  • Evidence of excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to teach and work with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds

Preferred Qualifications

  • A Ph.D. in Statistics or Data Science
  • Statistical consulting experience
  • Experience engaging students in experiential learning through real-world projects
  • Experience with teaching and assessment of on-line courses

Application Procedure

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Review of applications begins May 29, 2024; position is open until filled. Only complete applications will be considered. A complete application will include the following:

  • Cover letter addressing the qualifications listed above
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Contact information for 3 professional references

Position start date: August 20, 2024

Contact Information

Dr. Michael Ernst
Search Committee Chair
Professor of Statistics

About SCSU

Founded in 1869, St. Cloud State is an award-winning regional public university and proud member of the Minnesota State Universities & Colleges system. The 100-acre campus is about an hour northwest of Minneapolis and St. Paul, along the oak-crowned west bank of the Mississippi River. St. Cloud State students prepare for life, work and citizenship by exploring the world around them and making it better. St. Cloud State employees value active and applied learning, community engagement, sustainability, and global and cultural understanding. These commitments complement more than 200 majors, minors and pre-professional programs, 60 graduate programs and 250 student clubs and organizations. St. Cloud State began as a normal school in 1869 and became St. Cloud State Teachers College in 1921. Bachelor’s degrees were first offered in 1925. Master’s degrees debuted in 1957. In 1975, the institution became St. Cloud State University. In recent years, the University added applied doctoral programs in Higher Education Administration and Educational Administration and Leadership. A diverse mix of students from Midwestern towns and U.S. metropolitan areas are learning alongside more than 1,000 international students from about 80 nations.

Additional information on St. Cloud State University can be found at:

Why Work For Us

Help people achieve their educational dreams. We are looking for diverse people with passion, who are engaged, serious in the work of helping those who strive and desire a college education to achieve their goals.

St. Cloud State University is committed to excellence and actively supports cultural diversity. To promote this endeavor, we invite individuals who contribute to such diversity to apply, including minorities, women, LGBT, persons with disabilities and veterans. St. Cloud State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, status with regards to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or status as a U.S. veteran. The Title IX coordinator at St. Cloud State University is Chocoletta Simpson. For additional information, contact the Office of Institutional Equity & Access, (320) 308-5123, Admin. Services Bldg. Rm 121.

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