Monday, April 9, 2012 - 11:38am

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 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 More information about the courses that the Department teaches can be found at 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.