Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Department is delighted to announce that Business Manager Tim Cheek has been selected for a 2012 Franklin College Staff Excellence Award. Congratulations with this well deserved award Tim, and keep up the great work!

Monday, April 9, 2012

The Department of Statistics at the University of Georgia invites applications for a faculty position at the rank of Lecturer or Instructor, starting August 2012. Preference will be given to strong applicants who qualify for the rank of Lecturer, which requires a Ph.D. in statistics or a closely related field. However, applicants with an M.S. degree in statistics, or a closely related field, and an exceptional record of teaching excellence will receive consideration at the rank of Instructor. Regardless of rank, the position involves teaching a variety of courses on introductory statistics and more advanced topics, which may include graduate level courses if the position is filled at the Lecturer rank. For either level, scholarly credentials must reflect a strong commitment to teaching, and teaching experience is preferred. Like all faculty members, the person hired is expected to be engaged in departmental activities.

To apply for the position, candidates should visit http://recruitment.franklin.uga.edu/statistics and provide all of the requested information, including contact information for three references. At this site, candidates should also upload a single PDF file consisting of an application letter, a curriculum vitae, a teaching statement that addresses teaching philosophy and that highlights experience and passion for teaching, and a copy of the applicant’s graduate school transcript. Upon receipt of the application, references will be asked to submit letters of recommendation at the same website. Applications will be considered until the position is filled, and those received by April 27, 2012, are assured of full consideration.

The Department currently has 24 faculty members, of whom 6 are non-tenure track. Research interests span a wide spectrum, including statistics education. In addition to courses in support of the Department’s degree programs (BS, MS and PhD), the Department offers various undergraduate and graduate level service courses. For more information about the Department and the university, please go to http://www.stat.uga.edu. More information about the courses that the Department teaches can be found at http://bulletin.uga.edu/CoursesHome.aspx by typing in the prefix STAT.

The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and to sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University is an EEO/AA institution.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Congratulations to Andrew Anderson, Haileab Hilafu, and Minsoo Kim for receiving the University's Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award. This award means that their teaching performance ranks in the top 10% of all TAs at the University! Fantastic job!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

The student awards for 2011 went to: Cong Feng for best senior student, Yuhang Xu for best beginning PhD student, and Jacob Martin for best MS student. Congratulations to these hard working students!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Third-year PhD student Guannan Wang has been selected by SAS Institute to be a Statistical Summer Fellow for SAS's Statistical Applications R & D group. This is a 12-week expenses paid summer internship in Cary, NC. The internship will focus on Small Area Estimation research and SAS package development, and should be very beneficial to Guannan in her doctoral research. She is one of only two Statistics students selected nationwide for this internship. Congratulations!