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The Williams College Department of Mathematics and Statistics invites applications for a one-year visiting position in statistics, to begin fall 2023. Candidates should have earned a Ph.D. in statistics, biostatistics or a similar field by summer of 2023.
Visiting Assistant Professors are asked to teach four courses per year and make small contributions to service activities in the department. Furthermore, they will be invited to participate in all aspects of the department, providing a window into the experience of being a statistician at a liberal-arts college. For example, they have the option to advise students in our undergraduate colloquia (our capstone experience for seniors).
Our department offers a vibrant undergraduate program with majors in mathematics (including an applied mathematics emphasis) and statistics; for more information, see https://math.williams.edu. The multidisciplinary environment is a rich and collegial setting for student education and faculty research. Williams College provides the opportunity to apply for student research assistant support, an annual allocation of funds to support travel and research, and a shared computer cluster for parallel computation. Visiting Assistant Professors are also eligible to participate in the college’s comprehensive First Three professional development program (https://faculty-networks.williams.edu/first3/).
Approximately one hour from the Albany, NY airport, Williams College is located in Williamstown, a thriving destination proximate to three major art museums and access to theater, music, and dance festivals, community supported agriculture farms, a highly-rated public school system, and many other resources. Williams has an enrollment of approximately 2100 undergraduates, roughly 15% of whom major in mathematics or statistics. Our department is a warm community of mathematicians and statisticians who are deeply dedicated to research, teaching, and mentoring undergraduates, and are committed to making everyone feel welcome and included. We encourage all applicants who are enthusiastic about both research and teaching to apply.
Your application should include the following components:
1) A cover letter. This should provide a brief summary of your professional experience and future goals, and should address your interest in working at Williams College in particular.
2) A current CV.
3) A research statement.
4) A teaching statement. This should address your teaching philosophy and experience, ways in which you foster an inclusive learning environment, and other reflections or relevant information you would like to share.
5) Three recommendation letters, at least one of which addresses your teaching experience.
If you have questions about this position, contact the Chair of the Hiring Committee, Richard De Veaux (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled, but all applications received by February 1, 2023 will be guaranteed full consideration. All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check. Further information is available at https://faculty.williams.edu/prospective-faculty/background-check-policy.
Williams College is a liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. The college has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its approximately 2100 students. Please visit the Williams College website (http://www.williams.edu). Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive. We encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups with respect to gender, race and ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, disability status, socioeconomic background, and other axes of diversity.
Candidates should have earned a Ph.D. in statistics, biostatistics or a similar field by summer of 2023.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
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