About UMass Amherst
UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is starting a new Statistics Master’s at the satellite campus in Newton (just outside Boston) in Fall, 2019.
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics (www.math.umass.edu) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks an academic-year (9-month), full-time Lecturer with expertise in statistics to teach graduate courses at the new University of Massachusetts Mount Ida campus in Newton, Massachusetts (just outside Boston). Although the initial appointment is for one year, the position has the potential for an open-ended appointment with just-cause protection after four years. Lecturers at UMass Amherst enjoy significant benefits and status under the negotiated faculty contract, including a promotion ladder to Senior Lecturer and Senior Lecturer II (see Article 21 of the MSP/MTA/NEA contract linked on this page: http://www.umass.edu/provost/faculty-staff-resources/policies-contracts). The Lecturer will join a team of faculty noted for excellence and innovation in undergraduate education. The successful candidate will teach courses at the graduate level. He/she will work with faculty and advising staff to assess student outcomes and foster student success.
- Work collaboratively and effectively to promote teamwork, diversity, equality and inclusiveness.
- Work in partnership with colleagues within the CNS community and across the campus to support the Dean’s strategic priorities.
- Perform other duties as assigned in support of the mission and goals of the College of Natural Sciences.
- A PhD degree in statistics or a closely related field is required.
- Ideally, candidates will have experience in teaching statistics at the graduate level, be knowledgeable of course design, assessment methods and teaching strategies and be skilled at implementing best practices in the use of emerging pedagogical applications.
- Desired skills and experience include at least one of the following: development of computational statistics and statistical data science-related graduate courses, designing and teaching such courses in online and hybrid formats and advising students.
Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience. The University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body.
Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.
Review of applications will begin April 29, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, please submit the following required documents electronically using the "Apply Now" button: an American Mathematical Society cover sheet, a curriculum vita, a cover letter, a statement of teaching philosophy and experiences and a diversity statement (see below), as well as the name and contact information for two references.
Questions about the position should be directed to the chair of the Search Committee, Professor Erin Conlon at firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information about the application process contact Ms. Liming Liu at email@example.com
As part of a commitment to their own multicultural community, CNS seeks an individual with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and one who will understand and embrace university initiatives and aspirations. In addition to application materials above, candidates will need to submit a Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The Diversity Statement should identify past experiences and future goals. These contributions may result from experiences, scholarships, and/or mentoring, teaching, and outreach activities.(https://www.cns.umass.edu/diversity-equity-inclusion)
UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.