Oxford College of Emory University Assistant Professor

Teaching Track Assistant Professor Job at Emory University's Oxford College

Do you like teaching intro Stats and R programming? Come be my colleague at Emory's Oxford College just outside Atlanta. We are a unique environment: a 2-year small liberal arts college for first and second year undergrads who matriculate into Emory's Atlanta campus for their third and fourth years.

We are looking for a new permanent teaching colleague to join our "Quantitative Theory and Methods" department (our fancy name for stats and data science). Feel free to email me at zbinney@emory.edu with any questions at all. Here's a link to apply: Apply - Interfolio

And the job ad is below:


Oxford College of Emory University invites applications for a full-time, teaching-track faculty position in Quantitative Theory and Methods (https://quantitative.emory.edu/) (QTM) to begin August 1, 2024. The successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of assistant teaching professor; teaching-track faculty have multi-year, renewable appointments and are eligible for promotion. We seek an instructor with experience or significant interest in teaching quantitative research methods and statistics to first- and second-year undergraduate students. We will consider applicants from a broad range of academic backgrounds, as long as their education emphasized quantitative methods.

The successful candidate will typically teach two sections of an introductory statistics course (QTM 100) each semester. There may also be opportunities to teach a first-year seminar in the candidate's area of expertise and/or to contribute other courses in the QTM sequence. In addition, they will oversee the ongoing development and delivery of the online, asynchronous lab that is a part of the QTM 100 curriculum. Each lab is comprised of one or more instructional videos, handouts, and quizzes, designed to help students connect and apply lecture content using R. As such, experience with creating online asynchronous content is also preferred.

The successful candidate will show a strong commitment to teaching, an interest in active engagement in service (broadly defined), and a strong appreciation for the university's student-centered mission.


Required - A Ph.D. in a discipline with an emphasis on quantitative methods is preferred; applicants with an MA/MS in Data Sciences will also be considered. The terminal degree should be conferred by August 2024. Candidates must also be experienced using R.

Preferred – Candidates with experience teaching undergraduate quantitative methods and statistics in a student-centered manner. Candidates with experience creating and using online, asynchronous teaching and assessment.

Application Instructions

To be considered, applicants must submit the following via Interfolio.

  • Cover letter (1-2 pages) that addresses their qualifications for the position as well as their interest in working at a liberal arts college with a diverse cohort of first- and second-year college students.
  • Current curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Statement of teaching that references evidence of, or commitment to, excellence in teaching, which could consist of a summary of student evaluations, classroom observation reports, example syllabi, assignments, and/or evidence of instructional improvement efforts (e.g., attending workshops, seminars, or conferences on teaching).
  • Unofficial graduate school transcript(s).
  • Contact information (names, email addresses, and phone numbers) for three potential references (letters will be requested by the committee only for those candidates who are invited to interview for the position).

Evaluation of candidates is ongoing and will continue until the position is filled. Complete applications submitted by December 15th, 2023 will receive full consideration. Questions can be directed to the search chair, Dr. Jack Hardy, at jack.hardy@emory.edu.

One of Emory University's four schools partnering in undergraduate education, Oxford College provides 975 first- and second-year students of high academic profile an intensive liberal-arts program for the first two years of their Emory bachelor's degree. We are interested in candidates with a commitment to working with a remarkably diverse student body in an inclusive learning community that values excellence in teaching and close student-faculty interaction. Applications from historically excluded populations are particularly welcome. For more information about Oxford College and for a full list of open positions, visit http://oxford.emory.edu/hiring.