Virginia Tech Statistician in Blacksburg, Virginia

The Virginia Tech Department of Statistics (www.stat.vt.edu) invites applications for an open rank tenured or tenure track faculty position in Statistics to begin in August 2018. Requirements include a Ph.D. in statistics or a closely related field; a research focus in data analytics, statistical/machine learning, data mining, stochastic modeling/inference, interactive data visualization, or any related branch of computationally intensive statistical methods; and teaching experience.

This position is part of a major emphasis on statistics, including computational modeling, data science and analytics, and empirical decision making at Virginia Tech. This position will support of the Computational Modeling and Data Analytics (CMDA) program (www.science.vt.edu/ais/cmda). CMDA, a multi-department effort including not just Statistics but also the Departments of Mathematics and of Computer Science, represents an entirely new approach to training quantitative scientists, one that develops foundations for, knowledge of, and skills in computationally intensive techniques for modeling and inference.

Successful applicants will also have the opportunity to be key players in the creation of the university’s “Data Analytics and Decision Sciences” destination area (http://provost.vt.edu/destination-areas/da-data.html). This is a rare opportunity to help develop and grow a truly innovative approach to education and research. Applications from researchers whose work and goals straddle traditional academic boundaries are especially encouraged.

Expectations for this position include: maintaining a visible and vigorous funded research program; providing effective instruction and advising to a diverse population of undergraduate and graduate students; continuing development of professional capabilities and scholarly activities; curriculum development; participation in department, academy, college, and university governance; and professional service. The faculty handbook (available at http://www.provost.vt.edu) provides a complete description of faculty responsibilities.