The Williams College Department of Mathematics and Statistics invites applications for a new tenure-track position in Statistics, beginning fall 2019, at the rank of assistant professor. A more senior appointment is also possible for a qualified candidate at a later stage in their career. The candidate should have a Ph.D. in Statistics or a closely related field by the time of appointment. We are seeking candidates who show evidence and/or promise of excellence in teaching and a strong research program that can engage undergraduate students. The candidate will become the seventh tenure-track statistician in the department, joining a vibrant and innovative group of statisticians with an established statistics major. Click here for more information on the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
Candidates may apply here by uploading a cover letter addressed to Professor Richard De Veaux, a curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, a description of research plans, and three letters of recommendation on teaching and research. The Department is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community. In your application materials, we also ask you to address how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship and/or community service might support Williams’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Expectations: The teaching load is two courses per 12-week semester and a winter term course every other January. The candidate will be expected to teach introductory statistics, core courses for the statistics major, and elective courses in their areas of interest. The successful candidate will establish an independent research program that results in scholarly publications. Williams College provides broad support for start-up funds, funding for student research assistants, faculty professional development funds, and a shared computer cluster for parallel computation.
Review of applications will begin on or after October 1st and will continue until the position is filled. All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check. Further information is available here.
Williams College is a coeducational liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. The college has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its approximately 2,000 students. Please visit the Williams College website. Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive.
The passing of Victor Hill
We are deeply saddened by the passing of Victor E. Hill IV, Thomas T. Read Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus.
Victor had a huge impact on generations of students and faculty in the department and at the college. He will be greatly missed by the Williams Math/Stat family.
Victor Hill's biography.
AMS Exemplary Department Award
The American Mathematical Society has recognized the Williams College Department of Mathematics and Statistics as the 2014 Exemplary Program. More information