Job Details

Northern Illinois University
  • Position Number: 2666720
  • Location: DeKalb, IL
  • Position Type: Science - Statistics

Assistant Professor - Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (6540)

Position Description Summary:
The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science is seeking applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in statistics, data science, or actuarial science. The Department will also strongly consider applicants who have an interest in transforming undergraduate programs to better serve students of diverse backgrounds. Diversity is an institutional value of Northern Illinois University (NIU), the 2021 winner of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. We seek faculty who fully embrace NIU's mission of providing opportunity to a diverse student body by providing them with access to high quality education, hands-on involvement in research and/or artistry, and community engagement. Position Summary and Duties:Successful candidates are expected to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and should have a strong potential for generating external funding for their research program.

Required Qualifications:
Minimum Required Qualifications:
  • PhD in Statistics, Data Science, Actuarial Science, Mathematics, or related field;
  • Experience teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

Additional Requirements:
  • Demonstrated ability to develop a highly successful independent research program;
  • Strong potential for generating external funding for their research program;
  • Demonstrated potential for excellence in research and teaching are required.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience teaching and mentoring students of diverse backgrounds is highly preferred.

Hiring Rate/Range: Commensurate with experience, education, and internal equity; position includes a robust benefits package.
Working Hours:
Posting Date: 11/17/2021
Closing Date:
Priority Review Date: 01/16/2022
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In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Ethics and Compliance Officer, Title IX Coordinator
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