Assistant Professor of Probability and Statistics

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POST DATE 9/8/2016
END DATE 3/1/2017

University of Kansas Lawrence, KS

Lawrence, KS
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Full Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Doctoral Degree


Position Overview
The Department of Mathematics has an internationally recognized faculty and a strong graduate program leading to both the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. A broad range of programs is possible including algebra, analysis, combinatorics, control theory, dynamical systems, geometry, numerical analysis, probability, statistics, stochastic analysis/control, partial differential equations, set theory, and topology. The department has a long tradition of excellence. The first Ph.D. granted west of the Mississippi was in mathematics at KU in the year 1895. Since then, the graduate program has been a central part of the department s research and teaching. Historic Snow Hall, which houses the department, contains state-of-the-art classrooms, lecture spaces, computer labs, and other facilities.

The University of Kansas is a major public research and training university and is the only Kansas Regents university to hold membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities. The University of Kansas offers the highest quality undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, as well as outstanding libraries, museums and technology. The university fosters a multicultural environment in which the dignity and rights of individuals are respected.

The University of Kansas is especially interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute to the climate of diversity in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and to four key campus-wide strategic initiatives: (1) Sustaining the Planet, Powering the World; (2) Promoting Well-Being, Finding Cures; (3) Building Communities, Expanding Opportunities; and (4) Harnessing Information, Multiplying Knowledge. For more information, see

A city of approximately 97,600, Lawrence is located in the rolling hills of eastern Kansas, 35 miles west of the Kansas City metropolitan area and 20 miles east of Topeka, the state capitol. Home to Haskell Indian Nations University as well as KU, Lawrence offers the many cultural opportunities of a university town. Lawrence is a wonderful community filled with endless opportunities for historical explorations, beautiful scenery, incredible arts and entertainment venues, and many popular restaurants. Kansas City International airport, The Plaza, and access to world-renowned attractions are less then an hour away.

The successful candidate for the position must be eligible to work in the U.S. prior to the start of the position.

Job Description
40% RESEARCH: Tenure-track faculty are expected to develop and maintain an active research program which gains national recognition and is advanced substantially beyond the level of the Ph.D. thesis. It should provide solid evidence that the faculty member is a dedicated scholar whose research will continue to develop in depth and importance throughout his or her career.

40% TEACHING/ADVISING: The normal teaching load in the Department of Mathematics is three courses per year. All faculty are expected to be active in advising. Direction of Ph.D. dissertations is not ordinarily expected of non-tenured faculty. Such faculty do occasionally advise M.A. students' work on their research components. All faculty are to take their teaching and advising responsibilities seriously and to strive for excellence in the classroom.

20% SERVICE: Tenure-track faculty are expected to participate in appropriate professional activities, such as attending department meetings, carrying out departmental committee assignments, attending national meetings or conferences, and refereeing or reviewing manuscripts for research journals and grant proposals. Service to the College and University is also expected.

Collegiality. All faculty members are expected to act in a manner that promotes collegial relationships and shows respect toward students, staff, and colleagues. Faculty members are expected to meet satisfactory standards of performance in all three areas of responsibility and to carry out those responsibilities in accordance with the Faculty Code of Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct,

Required Qualifications

* Ph.D. in Mathematics expected by the start date of appointment (August 18, 2017)

* Research area in probability and/or statistics

* Demonstarted commitment to excellence in teaching in mathematics, as evidenced by teaching philosophy statement and/or reference letter on teaching

* Demonstrated commitment to excellence in research, as evidenced by graduate coursework, dissertation research, publications, and/or externally funded research grants.

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Candidate Instruction
For a complete announcement and to apply online, go to and click Search Faculty Jobs, and search key word: PROB STAT.

A complete on-line application includes: C.V., cover letter, research and teaching statements, and the names and contact information for four references. In addition, at least four recommendation letters (teaching ability must be addressed in at least one letter) should be submitted electronically to, position #9137.

Initial review of applications will begin November 1, 2016 and continue as long as needed to identify a qualified pool.

Contact Information to Applicants
Gloria Prothe 785/864/3651

Advertised Salary Range
Competitive with comparable research universities

Strategic Initiative
Strategic Initiative #4: Harnessing Information, Multiplying Knowledge

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