Assistant Professor of Statistics



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Job description

Farmville, VA

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Full-time, Tenure-track, Instructional Faculty
Position #F0346

Longwood University, a historic public liberal arts institution and host of the 2016 U.S. Vice Presidential Debate, invites candidates to apply for a full-time, tenure-track position in Statistics to begin August 2019.

A comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts foundation, Longwood has a distinctive mission to develop citizen leaders who are prepared to make positive contributions to the common good of society. Founded in 1839, Longwood is the third-oldest public university in Virginia and is part of the proud tradition of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Roughly one hour’s drive from Lynchburg, Charlottesville and Richmond, Longwood is located in the historic two-college community of Farmville, at a historic crossroads near where the Civil War drew to a close and powerful strides in the civil rights movement began. Today, Longwood has more than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students and more than 34,000 alumni. It maintains affiliations with the neighboring Robert Russa Moton Museum of civil rights history and the Longwood Center for Visual Arts, one of just a few dozen nationally accredited university art museums. A member of the Big South Conference, Longwood competes at the NCAA Division I level. Longwood’s 26th President, W. Taylor Reveley IV, took office in June 2013.

Professional responsibilities include teaching 12 credit hours per semester of undergraduate statistics and mathematics courses, including quantitative reasoning courses in Longwood’s Civitae Core Curriculum and courses for mathematics majors. In addition to the primary responsibility of teaching, faculty are also expected to advise students effectively, to make service contributions, and to engage in scholarship and professional activity.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Statistics strongly preferred, ABD considered. At least 18 graduate hours in mathematics preferred. Successful college teaching experience preferred. A demonstrated commitment and ability to work with a diverse group of students, faculty, staff, and constituents in support of the university mission is preferred. Experience teaching statistics with technology preferred.

The Department offers Bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics, with an option for a secondary education endorsement in the latter. For more information about the department, see

Salary will be commensurate with credentials and experience. Commonwealth of Virginia benefits accompany this position. A successful criminal background investigation is required. Position will be posted a minimum of five business days.

Review of applications will begin December, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

How to apply

To apply, please submit a letter of application, vita, a statement of teaching philosophy and research goals, unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts, names of three people who will send letters of reference, and “Release of Information Form” ( Candidates should instruct references to send their letters directly to the address below. Please indicate position #F0346 and send materials in PDF format to:

Dr. Phillip Poplin
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Longwood University
201 High Street
Farmville, VA 23909

Please submit the “EEO Data Collection Form” ( The EEO form is voluntary. Please indicate Position #F0346 and submit to:

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Longwood University will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodations to applicants in need of accommodations in order to provide access to the application and/or interview process. You are not required to note the presence of a disability on your application. If, however, you require accommodations in the application and/or interview process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 434-395-2074 or

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