Ohio State University, Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics

Job Title:  Assistant Professor of Teaching Practice

Department:  Arts and Sciences | Statistics

Position Overview

The Department of Statistics at The Ohio State University seeks to fill a position of assistant professor of teaching practice. This is a full-time, non-tenure-track, renewable position.  Successful candidates will be expected to teach (in-person and/or online) a diverse body of students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in an atmosphere that supports innovation in teaching approaches and application of modern pedagogical methods. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate may have opportunities to advise undergraduate and master’s level research, mentor and work with graduate teaching assistants, and develop new courses. Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to scholarly and service activities in and beyond the department.

Education and Experience Requirements

Required: A Ph.D. in Statistics, Biostatistics, or a closely related field by the start of employment.

Desired: Candidates should demonstrate excellent communication skills, an interest in high quality and pedagogically sound educational experiences within the modern higher educational landscape, and the potential for leadership in statistical education. Evidence of scholarly activities is desirable. Candidates should show commitment to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, in line with Ohio State’s Shared Values (see below).

How to Apply

Apply to the Careers at Ohio State website at [LINK TO WORKDAY]. A competitive application consists of the following required elements: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, separate research and teaching statements, three letters of reference, and an unofficial transcript for those who have not yet received a PhD or who received a PhD within the past three years. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Michelle Everson at everson.50@osu.edu.

You will be presented with the opportunity to attach up to five documents in the Application Documents section. Please include the following:

  • Attachment 1: Cover Letter: 1-2 page letter, which should include a brief summary of your academic background and why you are interested in this opportunity.
  • Attachment 2: CV (Curriculum Vitae): Detailed overview of your scholarly experience, including your research experience, teaching and mentoring experience, service, funding, and publications.
  • Attachment 3: Research Statement: Summary of your past research accomplishments, current work/scholarship, and a description of your future plan for scholarly activity as a faculty member.
  • Attachment 4: Teaching Statement: A statement of your approaches, experience and philosophy regarding your teaching, learning, and mentoring.
  • Attachment 5: Unofficial Transcript (only for applicants who have not yet received a PhD or who received a PhD within the past three years).

Applicants will be sent an email with instructions to provide names and contact information for three reference letters following submission of their application materials.

Additional Information:

The College

With more than 80 majors and 100 minors, the College of Arts and Sciences is the academic heart of the university. The College of Arts and Sciences provides extraordinary opportunities to collaborate across disciplines, blending creativity and analysis to truly be at the forefront of thought. The breadth and depth of knowledge in the college gives students and researchers the critical thinking and adaptability essential for a lifetime of success.

Department Information

The Department of Statistics is home to over 20 tenure-track faculty members and six teaching faculty. The department values high-quality instruction and the full spectrum of statistical topics, including theoretical and methodological development, computational methods, and applications. In addition to a variety of degrees in Statistics at all levels, the department has strong roles in the interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Biostatistics, the undergraduate major in Data Analytics, and the Translational Data Analytics Institute. The department is strongly committed to maintaining the healthy collegial atmosphere and mentoring programs that are essential to the growth of its faculty, students, and staff. Our educational programs are thriving, we expect them to grow, and we expect to expand our course offerings as they grow. The ideal candidate will be a full participant in this growth.  More information about the department is available at https://stat.osu.edu.

The University

Ohio State is a top-20 public university, and its Ohio State Wexner Medical Center is one of America’s leading academic health centers and recently ranked No. 4 on Forbes’ list of best U.S. employers for diversity. Eligible Ohio State employees receive comprehensive benefits packages, including medical, dental and vision insurance, tuition assistance for employees and their dependents, and state or alternative retirement options with competitive employer contributions.

The Ohio State University’s Shared Values include Excellence and Impact, Diversity and Innovation, Inclusion and Equity, Care and Compassion, and Integrity and Respect. Our university community welcomes differences, encourages open-minded exploration and courageous thinking, and upholds freedom of expression.

Ohio State is a dynamic community where opportunity thrives, and individuals transform themselves and their world. Positions are available in countless fields and specialties. Become a Buckeye and contribute to an incredible legacy that serves to guide our future and shape a better tomorrow.

The Ohio State University is committed to enhancing academic excellence. Recruiting, supporting, and retaining faculty of the highest caliber is a core component of this commitment. The Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) has established Dual Careers and Faculty Relocation (DCFR) to focus on supporting new and prospective faculty and their loved ones. Service offerings include dual careers partner consultations, identifying potential employers and/or employment opportunities, consultation and resources related to relocation, as well as identifying opportunities to engage on campus and in the surrounding community. While employment opportunities are not guaranteed, resources and consultation are provided to support the partners of new and prospective faculty as they are considering or transitioning to The Ohio State University.

In addition to being responsive to dual-career opportunities, we strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies.  Ohio State is an NSF ADVANCE institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC).

Located in Ohio’s capital city, Ohio State’s Columbus campus is near the center of a rapidly growing and diverse metropolitan area with a population of over 1.5 million. The area offers a wide range of affordable housing, many cultural and recreational opportunities, excellent schools, and a strong economy based on government as well as service, transportation, and technology industries. Additional information about the Columbus area is available here. In addition to its Columbus campus, Ohio State has four regional campuses including Ohio State Lima, Ohio State Mansfield, Ohio State Marion, and Ohio State Newark, in addition to Ohio State ATI in Wooster.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Final candidates are subject to successful completion of a background check. A drug screen or physical may be required during the post offer process.

Location:  Cockins Hall (0063)

Position Type:  Regular

Scheduled Hours:  40

Shift:  First Shift

The Ohio State University believes in diversity in people and ideas. What Ohio State does matters. And how we do it matters. When we are at our best, we make a real difference to people. Our size, breadth, geography, history and standard of excellence position us to drive the future of higher education. We believe that the university should be a place where people can work and learn together in a safe environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. As such, finalists for any faculty position that carries tenure must sign an authorization and disclosure form, which will allow current or prior employer(s) to share information to the University regarding any findings of employment-related misconduct or disciplinary proceedings against a candidate and/or any pending investigations related to alleged misconduct. Such information shall include findings and pending investigations with respect to sexual harassment, violence, or harassment; research misconduct; financial fraud or misconduct; foreign influence violations, grant misuse or misconduct; and/or any other type of finding or pending investigation relating to a candidate’s employer’s policies and rules governing faculty conduct that may reasonably be expected to affect a candidate’s appointment. If the University becomes aware of any past finding of misconduct or pending investigations that were not disclosed, Ohio State will treat that as a serious omission and reserves the right to rescind an offer or terminate employment.

Final candidates are subject to successful completion of a background check.  A drug screen or physical may be required during the post offer process.

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