The Department of Statistics at the University of Georgia invites applications for a 12-month Open Rank Non-Tenure Track Instructional Faculty (Lecturer or Instructor) position, starting August 1, 2019. Applicants must have at least 18 graduate credit hours in statistics and an M.S. degree; a Ph.D. is preferred. The Lecturer rank requires a Ph.D. degree. Candidates must have a record that shows a strong commitment to teaching statistics, especially a passion for teaching undergraduate introductory statistics courses. Previous experience in teaching introductory statistics courses is highly desirable. Successful applicants are also expected to have excellent management, organizational, and software skills.
The person in this position will be in charge of the coordination of one of our large undergraduate statistics courses (STAT 2000: Introductory Statistics), which serves close to 2,500 students per year. STAT 2000 is a 4-hour credit course taught in large lectures with weekly lab sessions of up to 30 students each. The successful candidate will be in charge of the coordination of all STAT 2000 lectures, instructors, and Teaching Assistants. The person will also be in charge of constructing all assessments (exams, homework assignments, and lab exercises) including assigning grades for all students and of handling questions and inquiries from students in the course. Knowledge of programming using a homework/testing software and familiarity with the teaching of large lectures is a plus. The current testing software used for STAT 2000 is WebAssign, but other software platforms could be considered in the future. The person is also expected to teach some sections of the course throughout the academic year and during the summer. Teaching of other courses is a possibility based on the candidate’s interests and the Department’s needs.
How to apply
To apply for the position, candidates should visit http://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/32542
and provide all of the requested information, including contact information for three references. At this site, candidates should also upload an application letter, a curriculum vitae, a teaching statement that highlights experience and interest in teaching undergraduate introductory statistics, and a copy of the graduate school transcript. Upon receipt of the application, the three references supplied by the applicant will be asked to submit letters of recommendation at the same website. Review of applications will begin on November 13, 2018, and continue until the position is filled. For more information about the department and the university, please go to http://www.stat.uga.edu
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