Duke University, Department of Statistical Science, Director of Master's Program

Program ID:  Duke-StatSci-MSD2024 [#27053]
Program Title:  Director of Master's Program
Program Type:  Non tenure-track faculty
Location:  Durham, North Carolina  27708
Subject Area:  Statistics
Appl Deadline:  posted 2024/01/23, listed until 2024/07/23
Description:   Apply
The Department of Statistical Science at Duke University in Durham, NC, invites applications for the position of Director of the Master's in Statistical Science (MSS) program. The candidate will also be appointed as a regular rank, non-tenure track faculty member in the department. The MSS is a 2 year degree that provides a modern, comprehensive education in statistical and data science, emphasizing theory, methods and computation. The program brings students into challenging, real world research areas, and prepares students for positions in industry, government and other sectors as well as for PhD programs. Roughly 2/3 of the graduating MSS students move to industry and 1/3 to PhD programs. In concert with the faculty, the Master's Program Director will build on the existing foundation of the program to extend and develop partnerships in industry, government, non-profit, and other sectors, expanding internships and post-graduation job opportunities, as well collaborate on aspects of the MSS administration and curriculum, and contribute to teaching and mentoring. Full details of the department and the MSS program can be found at www.stat.duke.edu.
Preference will be given to candidates with post-PhD experience in relevant areas and a strong interest in program development and administration with relevant experience in leadership and mentoring. To apply, submit a letter, curriculum vitae, personal statement, and names of three references via Academic Jobs Online (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/program/27053) The personal statement should describe your experiences and qualifications relevant for the position. Inquiries can be emailed to stat-search-msd@duke.edu. The application pool will remain open until the position is filled. Starting date is flexible, with preference for July 1, 2024, or sooner.
Individuals in dual career couples are encouraged to visit the website Dual Career Assistance Program | Office for Faculty Advancement (duke.edu) for information on opportunities for dual career couples in the area and how the university can help.
Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.
Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement describing relevant experience and qualifications
  • Three references (no actual letters, just names and email addresses.
And anything else requested in the description.
Further Info:
MSD Search Committee
Box 90251, 214 Old Chemistry
Durham, NC 27708
Deadline for applications:  Tuesday, 2024-04-30
Contact Person / Email:  nicole.scott@duke.edu