Announcement of Position Availability

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Subject to Budgetary Approval

Big Data/Statistics

College of Science

Job Opening ID (JOID): 22654

Rank: Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track)

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at San José State University invites applications for one full time tenure-track faculty position in Big Data/Statistics at the rank of assistant professor.  Candidates must have a Doctoral degree in Statistics or a closely related field by July 2014.  We seek applicants with experience analyzing large data sets and making appropriate use of technology in teaching and research. Experience using Hadoop, Python, and SQL would also be desirable.  We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, and other underrepresented groups.  Applicants should have awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experience.

Responsibilities:  The faculty member is expected to supervise graduate students on their master's theses and consulting projects in the department's MS Statistics program, which has been approved as a Professional Science Master's degree.  The faculty member would also be expected to supervise student teams working on industrial research projects and consulting projects in the department's Center for Applied Math, Computation, and Statistics (CAMCOS) program.  In addition the faculty member is expected to teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate statistics courses in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, to maintain a program of scholarly activity, to work on curriculum development, and be involved in departmental governance.  Candidate must address the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation – through course materials, teaching strategies and advisement.

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Starting Date: August 21, 2014

Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Application Procedures:  Candidates are encouraged to apply early. For full consideration, candidates  must apply online at http://www.mathjobs.org. A letter of application (which includes a paragraph explaining why you are interested in this position at San José State University), curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/philosophy and research plans, and at least three original letters of reference with contact information must be uploaded to mathjobs.org by December 16, 2013 . Original transcripts and original letters of reference will be required before appointment to position.

Dr. Bem Cayco
Chair, Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics
San José State University
One Washington Square
San José, CA 95192-0103

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