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Academic Faculty

(Assistant Professor of Statistical Science)

Statistical Science

Open for Recruitment:  August 13, 2013 - Open until further notice
Announcement #:  10000010408
Salary Range:  $62,000-$66,000
Full or Part Time:  Full Time
Location: Moscow

Materials Required:
    Online Application
    Letter of Application
    Curriculum Vita
    Statement of Research Interest and Teaching Philosophy

The Department of Statistical Science at the University of Idaho invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in computationally intensive statistical methods applied to systems biology (as defined by as defined by NIH : which is an established focus area of the University.  This interdisciplinary position is part of a cluster of three hires focused on aspects of systems biology where the other two are in Mathematics and Physics.  This is an academic year (9-month) position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 17, 2014.

Responsibilities for the Position Includes:
·         Carrying out an active research program
·         Teaching graduate and undergraduate statistics courses
·         Participating actively in interdisciplinary research programs
·         Contributing to the development of the department’s graduate programs
Minimum Qualifications:

·         A doctoral degree in Statistics or a related field earned or expected by August 2014
·         Evidence of research experience in computationally intensive statistical methods
·         Evidence of experience in teaching
·         Evidence of strong communication skills in the English language


Must:  Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.*

Desirable Qualifications:
·         Evidence of expertise and research interests in the biological sciences (systems biology, statistical genetics, bioinformatics, biometrics), spatial statistics, or the social sciences
·         Evidence of research accomplishments
·         Collaborative research experience with statisticians and scientists in other fields
·         Record of excellence in teaching
·         Evidence of likely success in attracting external funding
To receive “first consideration,” please submit all application materials by November 1, 2013.  Following initial review of “first consideration” applicant pool, job posting may be re-posted and/or un-posted until position is filled.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  To be considered, applicants should:

1.           Complete Online Application
2.           Submit the following via the online application system (prefer .pdf or .doc format):

·         Letter of Application
·         Curriculum Vitae
·         Statement of Research Interest and Teaching Philosophy
3.           Arrange for three (3) letters of recommendation to be sent directly from each reference via email, US Mail, or email.           
4.           Fax transcripts (unofficial) to (208)885-7959, email, or send to address listed below:
Please direct inquiries or questions to
NOTE: Documents that cannot be submitted online should be mailed or faxed to:

Statistics Search Committee
Department of Statistical Science
University of Idaho
PO Box 441104
Moscow, ID  83844-1104
PH: 208-885-2929
FAX: 208-885-7959

Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

The Department of Statistical Science currently consists of 9 faculty and several others with adjunct/affiliate appointments. The department has a strong tradition in applied statistics with close ties to many programs including: bioinformatics, natural resources, ecology, and agriculture. The department offers a MS degree, graduate certificate, and undergraduate minor in statistics. Further information can be found at

The College of Science consists of the departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Geography, Geological Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics.  The college currently enrolls 800 undergraduate students and 220 graduate students and employs 100 faculty and 40 staff.  The faculty research is largely supported by approximately $10 million in extramural grant funding.  The College of Science was established in 2002.
The University of Idaho was founded in 1889; the University of Idaho is the state’s land-grant institution and its principal graduate education and research university, bringing insight and innovation to the state, the nation and the world. University researchers attract nearly $100 million in research grants and contracts each year. The University of Idaho is classified by the prestigious Carnegie Foundation as high research activity. The student population of 12,000 includes first-generation college students and ethnically diverse scholars, who select from more than 130 degree options in the colleges of Agricultural and Life Sciences; Art and Architecture; Business and Economics; Education; Engineering; Law; Letters, Arts and Social Sciences; Natural Resources; and Science. The university also is charged with the statewide mission for medical education through the WWAMI program. The university combines the strength of a large university with the intimacy of small learning communities and focuses on helping students to succeed and become leaders. It is home to the Vandals, and competes in the Western Athletic Conference. For more information, visit:
Moscow, the home of the University of Idaho is a city of 22,000 people, nestled between Moscow Mountain and the beautiful rolling hills of the Palouse. With a small town friendliness and safety, Moscow is referred to as the "Heart of the Arts"--with an annual international Jazz Festival, live music on the town, the Rendezvous in the Park, and summer theatre. Moscow is also a great place for those who love the outdoors, with beautiful rivers, lakes, and diverse mountains within short driving distance. Moscow is also a great location for higher education.  The University of Idaho and Washington State University, just eight miles apart, share a large number of cross-listed courses and many collaborative programs and research activities. Moscow is 80 miles from Spokane, Washington, and an hour’s flight from Seattle.


To enrich education through diversity, the University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.