Head, Department of Statistics - North Carolina State University

One of the nation’s leading statistics departments invites applications for an innovative leader committed to helping shape and further the strategic goals of an active and vibrant program known for its high-quality research and educational environment.

The Department of Statistics at North Carolina State University (www.stat.ncsu.edu) is one of the largest in the U.S., with 50 full-time faculty, 180 undergraduate majors, and over 200 graduate students in our on-campus and online programs. It provides a dynamic environment for teaching, research, consulting, and collaborations across disciplines. The Department has a history of integrating undergraduate through postdoctoral research and education and has a strong support staff. The Department is the birthplace of SAS, a co-founder of the nearby National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS), and a partner in the NSF-funded Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI). Its location in the Research Triangle provides rich interactions with nonprofit, private, and governmental institutions that include a wide array of internships and traineeships at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

The NC State College of Sciences brings together the mathematical, physical, and biological sciences. The Head reports to the Dean of the College of Sciences and is responsible for administrative, budgetary, and personnel matters. The Head is expected to set the highest standard for the Department with regard to scholarship and professional activities and to have a balanced appreciation for teaching, research, consulting, and multidisciplinary collaboration. Inclusiveness and diversity are integral to NC State’s commitment to excellence in research, engagement, and education. We are particularly interested in candidates who have demonstrated experience engaging with diversity through activities such as fostering an inclusive environment, working with students from diverse backgrounds, or incorporating diverse perspectives in research.

The position requires a Ph.D. in Statistics or equivalent and academic credentials consistent with a tenured full professor at a major research university. Administrative experience will strengthen an application. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2016; the position will remain open until filled. Applications, including a letter of interest, curriculum vita and names of three references should be submitted online. To apply please visit https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/73863. Please contact Dr. Alina Chertock, chair of the search committee, chertock@math.ncsu.edu, with questions.

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, veteran status, or disability. In addition, NC State University welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation or genetic information. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (919) 515-3148. We welcome the opportunity to work with candidates to identify suitable employment opportunities for spouses or partners.