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TTF Assistant/Associate Professor of Statistics
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Posted Oct. 15, 2019
Title TTF Assistant/Associate Professor of Statistics
University Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Statistics & Actuarial Science
TTF Assistant/Associate Professor of Statistics


Mathematical Science Department

Worcester Polytechnic Institute - WPI

The WPI Department of Mathematical Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant\associate professor level, to begin in the Fall of 2020. We seek strong candidates in education statistics whose research profiles is a good fit to collaborate with WPI's interdisciplinary Learning Sciences and Technology (LST) graduate program, and who will contribute to advance LST's goal of improving K-16 education with learning innovations.

The successful applicant is expected to develop a robust, externally funded, high-profile research program, and contribute to the mission of the Mathematical Sciences department and of the LST program.

The selected candidate will teach statistics courses in the Learning Sciences and Technologies graduate program as well as courses in the Mathematical Sciences Department. In addition, the new faculty member will be expected to advise students and be invited to create new graduate courses in areas of interest. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Statistics, or a closely related field such a Doctorate from an Education School in Quantitative Methods, or Educational Measurement, Assessment, and Evaluation. The ideal candidate should have a strong program of fundable interdisciplinary research, e.g. a program that could be funded through the Institute of Education Sciences "Statistical and Research Methodology in Education" program.

Salary, benefits and start-up funding are competitive and commensurate with research experience and accomplishments.

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter that explains how they see their research fitting with the LS&T program, a detailed curriculum vitae, statements of specific research and teaching objectives, and at least four letters of recommendation, one or more of which addresses teaching experience or potential, via MathJobs .
Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the mathematical sciences department can be directed to Questions about the LS&T program can be directed to Professor Neil Heffernan, the director of the program (

United States of America (Exempt)

WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.

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About WPI

WPI is a vibrant, active, and diverse community of extraordinary students, world-renowned faculty, and state of the art research facilities. At WPI, we have competitive and comprehensive benefits, including health insurance, long-term care, retirement, tuition assistance, flexible spending accounts, work-life balance and much more.

Diversity & Inclusion at WPI

WPI is committed to creating an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected; a place where every student, faculty and staff member can be themselves, so that they can study, live, and work comfortably, to reach their full potential, and make meaningful contributions in order to meet departmental and institutional goals. WPI thrives on innovative practice and welcomes diverse perspectives, insight, and people from diverse lived experiences, to enhance the community environment and propel the institution to the next level in a competitive, global marketplace.


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