Assistant Professor - Department of Statistics, Iowa State University

Assistant Professor - Department of Statistics at Iowa State University

Survey Statistics & Data Science

Location:  Ames, IA

Type:  Full time

Appointment Type:   Faculty

Job Requisition ID:  R12920

Position Title:  Assistant Professor- Statistics Dept- Survey Statistics & Data Science

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

The Department of Statistics at Iowa State University seeks a tenure-track assistant professor with expertise in survey statistics and data science. The successful candidate will develop and sustain a high-quality and high-impact research program, successfully compete for external funding, and collaborate with world-class researchers at Iowa State in statistics and other disciplines. The candidate will be part of a team of faculty who provide expertise to the ISU Center for Survey Statistics and Methodology, an academic center that specializes in survey research and practice. Further, the successful candidate will engage in professional and institutional service, teach undergraduate students, and teach and advise graduate students in one of the first and largest statistics graduate programs in the country.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in statistics or a closely related discipline.
  • Expertise closely related to at least one of the following areas: survey statistics, missing data, statistical data integration, or causal inference.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Foundational knowledge of survey statistics and data science.
  • The ability to teach statistics and data science courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • The ability to develop and sustain a high-impact research program with the potential to secure external research funding.
  • Demonstrated interest in survey statistics and interdisciplinary research.
  • The ability to collaborate effectively with researchers at the ISU Center for Survey Statistics and Methodology and associated collaborators.

Proposed Start Date:  August 16, 2024

Number of Months Employed Per Year:  09 Month Work Period

Time Type:  Full time

Application Instructions:  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. However, to receive full consideration, applications should be received by 10/27/2023. All interested, qualified persons must apply for this position online.

Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum vitae (CV)
  3. Contact information for three references
  4. Graduate transcript(s)
  5. Additional documents submitted as one combined PDF:
  1. Research statement
  2. Teaching statement

For any questions regarding the application, please contact Kathy Kiesling at

Why Choose ISU?

Iowa State University is committed to fostering a workplace of belonging, where diversity is celebrated and equity is a core value. Our Iowa State Employees enjoy comprehensive health and work-life benefits, including medical and dental; as well as:

  • Retirement benefits, including defined benefit and defined contribution plans;
  • Generous leave plans;
  • Onsite childcare (Ames, Iowa);
  • Life insurance and long-term disability;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts;
  • Various voluntary benefits and discounts;
  • Employee Assistance Program;
  • Wellbeing program.

Original Posting Date:  September 11, 2023