Assistant/Associate Professor, Department of Statistics

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
13 May 2018
End of advertisement period
10 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

The department currently comprises 18 faculty and over 100 graduate students in our MS, MAS, and PhD graduate programs, and has a network of faculty affiliates at nearby research agencies (National Center for Atmospheric Research, National Institute of Standards and Technology, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, among others). Our faculty members have a wide range of expertise and are involved in various interdisciplinary graduate training and research activities.

Internal and external consulting activities of the department are supported through the Graybill Statistical Laboratory. Further information about the department and position is available on our webpage

Position Summary

The responsibilities of this position include consulting/collaborative research (50%) and teaching (50%).

For the consulting/collaborative research portion of the position, the faculty member will provide advice on statistical design, analysis, and interpretation, and collaborate with environmental epidemiologists, and more broadly environmental and occupational health faculty in CSU’s Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences.

Teaching duties will include teaching courses in the Department of Statistics with a focus on service courses in introductory and applied statistics as well as serving on graduate student committees.

Required Job Qualifications

The position requires a strong commitment to interdisciplinary research and education. A Ph.D. in statistics or a related discipline is required. Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching is also expected.

Preferred Job Qualifications

Several years of experience in applied statistics, especially biostatistics for environmental health applications, is strongly preferred. Outstanding verbal and written communication skills are essential.

Special Instructions to Applicants

A complete application includes a cover letter, complete CV, three letters of reference, and a statement (1-3 pages) describing both the candidate’s experience in collaboration and/or consulting and teaching experience and philosophy. References will be contacted immediately upon submission of application and will receive an email with a link to submit their letter. For an application to be considered complete, all three letters of recommendation must be submitted one week after full consideration date. No mail in applications or letters will be accepted.

EEO Statement

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The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

Employment and Appeal Rights

If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination. Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.

Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures are available at

A standard appeal form is available at: If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.