Assistant Professor - Statistics

Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Title Assistant Professor - Statistics
Department Mathematics & Statistics - 32361
Vacancy Number 16F-150
Position Number 4047
Location of Workplace Main UNCW Campus
Brief Summary of Work for this Position:

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics ( at the University of North Carolina Wilmington invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions in statistics at the assistant professor level starting August 2018. The chosen candidates will be expected to excel in teaching introductory and advanced statistics courses and engage students in research at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Additionally, expectations for the positions include maintaining a strong research program and providing service to the department and university. The department offers undergraduate programs in mathematics and statistics, and graduate programs in mathematics, statistics, and data science.

Minimum Requirements

A doctoral degree in statistics or a closely related field is required at the time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications

The search is open to all areas of statistics and related fields. Applicants with methodological research expertise in the areas of actuarial science, applied probability, Bayesian statistics, spatial-temporal models, statistical machine learning, and stochastic process are encouraged to apply. Qualifications also include the potential to work with existing faculty on research.

Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers programs leading to undergraduate degrees in mathematics, statistics, and teacher licensure, as well as a graduate degree in mathematics, a graduate certificate in applied statistics, and a joint graduate degree in data science with the computer science department. The department consists of 28 faculty members, approximately 20 graduate students/teaching assistants and approximately 130 majors. (

College/School Information

At UNCW, the College of Arts and Sciences provides the vital foundation for the university’s pursuit of excellence. Through our teaching, we educate students for lives of fulfillment in the twenty-first century. Through our research, we advance the state of knowledge and creativity in the arts and sciences. And through our outreach, we improve the quality of life in Southeastern North Carolina and beyond.

University Information

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with nearly 16,000 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement.

EEO Statement

UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified persons from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicant Instructions

Priority review of applications will begin January 10, 2018 and applications will continue to be accepted until the positions are filled. To apply, complete the online application process available on the web at Application materials must include a letter of application, CV, copies of (unofficial) transcripts, teaching philosophy, research statement, one recommendation letter addressing teaching experience, and contact information for three professional references. These materials, except the teaching recommendation letter, must be attached as PDF files to the online application system. The teaching recommendation letter writer should send the letter directly to with the applicant name in the subject line before the application review deadline. Questions regarding the position can be directed to Dr. Yishi Wang (

Position Type Permanent
Anticipated Ending Date if Time-Limited Positions
Job Posting Date 10/31/2017
Priority Consideration Date 01/10/2018
Priority Consideration Information

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Address application documents to Statistics Search Committee Chair

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vita
  3. List of 3 Professional References
  4. Combined Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
  5. Teaching Philosophy
  6. Summary of Research
Optional Documents

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