Assistant Professor of Quantitative Theory and Methods



Job description

Oxford, GA

Located 36 miles east of Atlanta on the original campus of Emory College in Oxford, Georgia, Oxford College of Emory University invites applications for Assistant Professor of Quantitative Theory and Methods (tenure-track), to begin August 2020.

Emory’s Institute for Quantitative Theory and Methods (IQTM; see promotes the teaching, learning, and use of quantitative analysis across disciplines. IQTM currently offers undergraduate degrees in four interdisciplinary majors and one minor. The successful candidate would teach core coursework in these majors, including Probability and Statistics (QTM 210) and two one-credit courses introducing statistical computing using R (QTM 150/151). Oxford faculty regularly teach a first-year seminar course on a topic in their discipline. Teaching responsibilities may also include Introduction to Scientific Methods (QTM 110), a quantitative elective, or a course in the candidate’s disciplinary area. Areas of research interest and expertise are open. Teaching, scholarship, and service are expected; the teaching load is the equivalent of three courses per semester.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in a social science discipline with an emphasis on quantitative methods or a Ph.D. in Statistics completed by the time of appointment. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to and record of teaching excellence and an active engagement in scholarship. An ability to work effectively in a liberal arts program with a diverse student body and faculty is desired.

How to apply

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, scholarship statement, statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching excellence (including student evaluations of teaching, if available), and undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial acceptable) via Interfolio Three confidential letters of recommendation may be requested at a later date. Complete applications submitted by October 1, 2019 will receive full consideration.

One of Emory University’s four schools partnering in undergraduate education, Oxford College provides 975 first- and second-year students of high academic profile an intensive liberal-arts program for the first two years of their Emory bachelor’s degree. We are interested in candidates with a commitment to working with a remarkably diverse student body in an inclusive learning community that values excellence in teaching and close student-faculty interaction. Applications from women and historically underrepresented minorities are particularly welcome.

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Emory University, recognized internationally for its outstanding liberal arts colleges, graduate and professional schools, and one of the Southeast's leading health care systems, is located on a beautiful, leafy campus in Atlanta, Georgia's historic Druid Hills suburb.