Academic Professional in the Department of Statistics

Position ID: 37165
University of Georgia
Arts & Sciences
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Academic Professional

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Academic Professional

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Job Summary

The Department of Statistics at the University of Georgia invites applications for a 12-month fulltime position at the rank of Academic Professional, starting August 1, 2018. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in Statistics or a closely related field by August 1, 2018, and a record that shows a strong interest in the teaching of statistics, especially a passion for teaching undergraduate introductory statistics courses. Successful applicants are also expected to have excellent management, organizational, and software skills. This is a non-tenure-track faculty rank with a career ladder.

The person in this position will be in charge of the coordination of one of our large undergraduate statistics courses (STAT 2000: Introductory Statistics), which serves close to 2,500 students per year. STAT 2000 is a 4-hour credit course taught in large lectures with weekly lab sessions of up to 30 students each. The successful candidate will be in charge of the coordination of all lectures, instructors, and TA’s of STAT 2000. The person will also be in charge of constructing all assessments, such as exams, homework assignments, and lab exercises. Knowledge of programming using a homework/testing software and familiarity with the teaching of large lectures is a plus. The current testing software used for STAT 2000 is WebAssign, but other software platforms could be considered in the future. The person will chair a committee that has primary responsibility for course content and delivery, and will play a key role in suggesting and implementing changes that can lead to improved student learning outcomes. The person will be in charge of assigning grades for all students in the course, and of handling questions and inquiries from students. The person is also expected to teach some sections of the course throughout the academic year and during the summer. Teaching of other courses is a possibility based on the candidate’s interests and the Department’s needs.

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Minimum Qualifications

PhD in Statistics or a closely related field

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of programming using a homework/testing software and familiarity with the teaching of large lectures is a plus.

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Athens Area

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applications will be considered until the position is filled, and those received by November 26, 2017, will receive full consideration. References will be contacted directly by a departmental representative to submit letters.

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Statistics, General
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Wednesday, August 1, 2018
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University System of Georgia
Applicant Clearinghouse
119 Holmes-Hunter Academic Building
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-2822


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