Tenure-Track Faculty Position, Pennsylvania State University

The Department of Statistics at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for one or more open-rank tenure-track positions. The Department is part of the Eberly College of Science at Penn State, which accounts for over one hundred million dollars of research expenditures annually. A conservative analysis of the most recent National Research Council (NRC) data for basic science programs at research universities in the United States places Penn State Science clearly among the top ten. The Department of Statistics is a community of over 25 tenure-line faculty members and around 40 faculty members in total, with a strong commitment to fostering diversity, equality and inclusive excellence in a variety of research and teaching activities. Our research activity is both theoretical and applied, with collaborative ties to other departments in the College of Science (e.g., Biology and Astronomy) as well as other colleges across the university (e.g., Earth and Mineral Sciences, Engineering, Health and Human Development, and Medicine). We have strong ties with several Penn State Institutes (e.g., the Huck Institutes of Life Sciences, Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment, and the Institute for Cyberscience) that support and facilitate interdisciplinary research. The University has also launched a multi-college data sciences degree program supporting positions in Statistics and other departments. Penn State is located in the center of Pennsylvania, in a valley surrounded by the Appalachian Mountains and state forestland. The adjoining town of State College combines many amenities typically found in large metropolitan areas with the benefits of a university town, boasting a highly educated population and excellent schools and services. Additional information about the Department of Statistics can be found at Informal inquiries about and/or nominations for this search may be directed to Prof. Murali Haran, Department Head, at Interested individuals must complete an online Penn State application and apply online through at, submitting all application materials including a cover letter and a CV. We will begin reviewing applications on November 1, 2018, and we will continue to consider applications received after this Apply:

Lindsay Visiting Assistant Professors

In memory of Bruce G. Lindsay, The Department of Statistics has created the Visiting Assistant Professor Program. Visiting assistant professors will receive a competitive salary and benefits, teach one course per semester, and conduct research under the close mentorship of prominent faculty members in the department. Successful candidates will hold a Ph.D. in Statistics or closely related field and will receive an initial appointment of two years.


Data Ethics

The College of Information Sciences and Technology and the Department of Statistics are seeking applicants for a tenure-track position in data ethics. Candidates will take an active role in establishing a strong ethical component in the newly formed undergraduate major in data sciences. Additionally, candidates will assume a leadership role in data ethics research activities such as the NIH-funded Biomedical Big Data to Knowledge Training Program.

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Instructional Faculty

The Statistics Department is seeking applicants to fill the rank of Instructor, Senior Instructor, Lecturer or Senior Lecturer depending on qualifications. Positions may be available during the 017-2018 academic year. Appointments may be made for up to one-year fixed-term positions, with renewal possible depending on the needs of the Department. The courses for which this position would be responsible might range in level from introductory undergraduate-level courses to upper-level undergraduate courses and possibly graduate-level service courses for non-statistics students. The possibility of teaching in an online setting also exists. A Ph.D. in statistics or a closely related field is preferred; a Master`s degree is required. We encourage applications from individuals from diverse backgrounds. Additional information about the department can be found at Applications must be submitted electronically at and include a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching experience and two reference letters. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until all positions are filled. These will be fixed-term appointments funded for one year from the date of hire with the possibility of re-funding.


Teaching Faculty - Lecturer

The Department of Statistics in the Eberly College of Science seeks to hire a lecturer/instructional designer who will work collaboratively with faculty members to design, develop, revise, and maintain high-quality online credit courses. Knowledge of educational and learning design theories supporting an in-depth understanding of instructional design issues and best practices related to teaching and learning is required. This is a fixed-term position funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of refunding.


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