Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Practice



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Job description

Posting Number: req13819

Department: Mathematics

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The Department of Mathematics at The University of Arizona seeks highly qualified and experienced candidates for the position of Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of the Practice in Statistics/Data Science. Highly qualified and experienced candidates may be considered for higher ranks. The primary role of the Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of the Practice is to create an engaging and meaningful learning experience for students in statistics and data science courses ranging from introductory undergraduate through master’s degree level. We are looking for individuals who are dedicated to providing high quality instruction and who will bring enthusiasm and expertise to this endeavor. This position offers an excellent opportunity to work with other faculty to contribute to and be part of an innovative teaching and learning environment, and to help develop effective curricula for our Statistics and Data Science degree programs. All positions are in-person at the University of Arizona main campus in Tucson.This is an academic-year, non-tenure track teaching appointment. After the first academic year, multi-year contracts may be available, pending performance review. (A small portion of the workload assignment may be dedicated to research for candidates who wish to continue a research program.) The Professor of Practice series of titles includes Assistant, Associate, and Full ranks, and there is opportunity for career progression and growth within this career track.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; sick leave and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and
qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • The primary responsibility is to teach in-person statistics and data science courses across the range of the undergraduate curriculum, as needed by the department. There is also the opportunity to teach classes in the new professional master’s program in Statistics and Data Science once that program is underway.
  • Incumbents are expected to participate in various departmental activities, such as tutoring and mentoring programs. Full-time appointments usually require teaching 6-9 credit hours each semester, depending on course demands and departmental needs.
  • After the first year, it is expected that incumbents will serve as a faculty advisor to several SDS undergraduate/graduate students.
  • Additional responsibilities include attendance at all appropriate course meetings, faculty meetings, committee meetings, and related professional development sessions.
  • There is a possibility of teaching in the summer for additional compensation, depending on availability of classes.

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD in statistics or closely related field, with a strong background in coursework that aligns with our undergraduate curriculum.
  • Significant experience teaching in a university or college setting.
  • Experience with the content areas of probability, statistical methods, generalized linear models, statistical computing, and machine learning.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience suited to teach the full range of undergraduate and introductory graduate courses in statistics/data science.
  • Experience with curriculum development at the undergraduate and/or graduate level.
  • Experience teaching undergraduate courses in large format (100+ students).

Rank: To be Determined

Tenure Information

Career-Track (CT)

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Academic

Job Category: Faculty

Benefits Eligible: Yes – Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: DOE

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 2

Contact Information for Candidates

Alejandra Gaona

[email protected]

(520) 621-2868

Open Until Filled: Yes

How to apply

Apply now

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume, Cover Letter, and One Additional Document

Special Instructions to Applicant

Applicants should supply the following items:

o Letter of interest

o CV or Resume

o Names of three professional references with contact information as the additional document

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As a Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

As a public research university serving the diverse citizens of Arizona and beyond, the mission of the University of Arizona is to provide a comprehensive, high-quality education that engages our students in discovery through research and broad-based scholarship. We aim to empower our graduates to be leaders in solving complex societal problems. Whether in teaching, research, outreach or student engagement, access and quality are the defining attributes of the University of Arizona’s mission.