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Director, Statistics, Teaching and Consulting (Professor of Practice)
Auburn University

Date Posted Mar. 8, 2021
Title Director, Statistics, Teaching and Consulting (Professor of Practice)
University Auburn University
Auburn, AL, United States
Department Adm-Agriculture & AAES
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Statistics & Actuarial Science

Job Description Summary
The College of Agriculture at Auburn University is seeking applications for the position of Director, Statistics Teaching and Consulting. This is a full-time, twelve-month, Professor of Practice, non-tenure track faculty position with 25% instruction and 75% administrative appointment. Full-time positions are eligible for benefits, including health insurance. The expected start date for this position is August 1, 2021.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching at least one course each academic semester in agricultural statistics and experimental design. The incumbent will also advise and provide support for faculty, graduate students and staff in the initial design and subsequent analyses of experimental data. Additional opportunities could include service on graduate student committees or participation on grant proposals and research projects.

Minimum Qualifications
Minimum qualifications include i) an earned Master’s degree from an accredited institution in Statistics or a related discipline, with an emphasis in biostatistics or agricultural statistics and appropriate professional experience as a statistical analyst or consultant, or ii) an earned Ph.D. from an accredited institution in an Agriculture-related discipline, with teaching or consulting experience in agricultural statistics. Either degree must be conferred by employment begin date. Successful candidates should have extensive statistical and experimental design knowledge, with experience in Excel and statistical programming languages such as SAS and R. The candidate must have strong communication, presentation, interpersonal and organizational skills. The incumbent must meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the term of employment.

Desired Qualifications
Desirable qualifications include previous statistics teaching and consulting experience and evidence of publications in this area.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must apply for the position by visiting the link: and attach the following: 1) cover letter that addresses the experience pertinent to the responsibilities of the position, 2) current curriculum vita, 3) copies of college (undergraduate and graduate) academic transcripts, and 4) statement of teaching philosophy. When prompted during the on-line process, please provide names, phone numbers and email addresses of three professional references. Only complete application materials will be considered. To ensure consideration for the position, applicants are encouraged to apply by end of business on April 15, 2021, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Questions about the position should be directed to: Dr. Charles Chen, Search Committee Chair,

The University: Auburn University is a land-grant institution with a student enrollment of more than 30,000. The University provides instruction in approximately 70 academic departments and maintains graduate research and public service programs of a broad scope. The University is located in the city of Auburn in east-central Alabama near the metropolitan areas of Montgomery and Birmingham, Alabama, and Columbus and Atlanta, Georgia.

The College: The College of Agriculture is comprised of eight academic departments and is part of the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station (AAES). The college offers 10 doctoral and 22 master’s degree programs. More information about the college is available at

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