Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, Statistical Science - Baylor University

Location: Waco, Texas
Open Date: Jun 30, 2021
Deadline: Oct 31, 2021 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

The Department of Statistical Science at Baylor University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position starting the Fall 2022 semester. The successful applicant will join our dynamic faculty in advancing our core mission to provide quality statistics instruction at all levels; to make significant contributions to the discovery and dissemination of statistical knowledge; and to develop, within a Christian environment, ethical scholars, skilled professionals, and educated leaders who are sensitive to the needs of society. The position includes a competitive salary and benefits for the Fall and Spring semesters. The successful candidate will be expected to establish and maintain a rigorous externally funded research program.

The department offers a number of undergraduate and graduate programs including a B.S. in Statistics, a 4+1 B.S./M.S. in Statistics, a Professional M.S. in Statistics, a traditional M.S. in Statistics that leads to the Ph.D., and a Ph.D. in Statistics with concentrations in Biostatistics and Data Science.  The development and growth of new programs in public health at Baylor University, including a new Ph.D. program, have created additional opportunities for teaching and research in biostatistics.  The department has ongoing partnerships with Eli Lilly, Baylor Scott & White Health and the Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty.  Several burgeoning collaborations through the Statistical Consulting Center involve applications in biostatistics, furthering the need and opportunities for active junior faculty.  Baylor’s academic strategic plan, Illuminate, includes five key initiatives, two of which are Health and Data Science; the Department of Statistical Science is a primary unit in furthering research in both areas on campus. Faculty in the Department are supportive and eager to collaborate.

The position is open to all qualified applicants with an earned doctorate in an appropriate field of study at the time of appointment. The Department particularly encourages candidates with demonstrated interest and developing research program in biostatistics, clinical trials, public health or other areas in biostatistics. Applicants with expertise in areas of data science, e.g., modern statistical computing and data science technologies, are also encouraged to apply.

To learn more about the Department of Statistical Science and the College of Arts and Sciences, please visit and Applications will be reviewed as they are filed and accepted until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by October 31, 2021. 

Ph.D. in statistics, biostatistics, data science or a related field.

Application Instructions
All applications materials should be submitted through Interfolio.  Required documents are:

  • Cover/Application Letter
  • CV
  • Official Transcript (highest degree earned/terminal degree only; if the Ph.D. is in progress, a copy of the official transcript of completed Ph.D. hours should also be submitted).  A copy of the official transcript will be accepted in order to review file for interview; however, the official transcript is required in order to make an offer.
  • Faith statement (personal statement)
  • Contact information for 3 references 

Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Rodney Sturdivant, the Search Committee Chair:

Application Process
This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.