Assistant Professor of Statistics (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 2021-2022 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.

The ideal candidate will share St. Cloud State University’s commitment to our mission and values, especially our commitment to the holistic education of our racially and socio-economically diverse student population. Applicants will be expected to establish and maintain a professional goal to become outstanding teachers through the use of research-based, best-practices pedagogy. They should be willing to participate in teaching using alternative delivery methods such as online and hybrid. They will regularly engage in ongoing professional development and innovation opportunities focused on pedagogical growth offered within the College and at St. Cloud State University.

Job Description

The successful candidate’s primary responsibilities will be to teach a mix of introductory statistics courses as needed, be involved in the development of curricular materials, serve on department committees, be professionally active, and perform other duties as assigned. 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 and innovation 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) as outlined in SCSU’s It’s Time strategic framework. 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 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
  • Experience teaching college-level statistics courses strongly preferred

Application Procedure

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Review of applications begins May 4, 2021; 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 17, 2021

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 Judith Siminoe. For additional information, contact the Office of Institutional Equity & Access, (320) 308-5123, Admin. Services Bldg. Rm 121.

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