Academic Professional

Position Information

Position Information

Faculty Rank Academic Professional
Posting Number 2017_00464F
Posting Type
Official Title ACADEMIC PROFESSIONAL
Working Title Academic Professional
Title Code 77815
Retirement Plan
Department STATISTICS
Salary Range
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.

Degree Level Doctorate
Posting Date 09/08/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Closing Date
Appointment Status Regular
Location of Vacancy Athens Area

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Teaching Portfolio/Philosophy
  4. Unofficial Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. List of References with Contact Information