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Director - Statistics (Position #6640)

Posted On: Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Position Type: Faculty
College/Division: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Department: Statistics
Contact: Statistics Search Committee | STAT_Director@niu.edu


The Division of Statistics at Northern Illinois University invites applications for an anticipated tenured Associate or Full Professor position as the Director of the Division of Statistics starting July 1, 2017. Candidates with administrative experience are encouraged to apply. The appointee will be expected to provide leadership as the Division, currently part of the Department of Mathematical Sciences, makes an anticipated transition to become a separate department that offers undergraduate degrees in Statistics and Actuarial Science, an M.S. degree in Statistics, and a Ph.D. degree in Mathematical Sciences in joint cooperation with the Department of Mathematical Sciences. The appointee will also be expected to provide leadership in maintaining an active research program, student advisement, and provide innovative and excellent instruction for an active group of statisticians and actuaries with ample consulting opportunities on and off campus. The appointee is expected to have a demonstrated ability to serve a diverse student population. We offer a competitive salary and start-up package, an active graduate program with institutional support for students, and highly interactive faculty.


Located in one of the most dynamic regions of the country, NIU is a comprehensive teaching and research institution with a diverse and international student body of around 20,000. Chartered in 1895, NIU first opened its doors in 1899 as the Northern Illinois State Normal School solely to prepare college-educated teachers. The university has since grown into a world class institution of higher learning.


A doctorate in statistics, biostatistics, actuarial science, or a related field. Applicant should hold a tenured position with a rank of associate or full professor, and should have demonstrated experience in administration, teaching, and research.


Applicants from all areas of statistics and actuarial science are encouraged to apply. Preferred areas of interest include, but are not limited to, statistical methods that are related to large and complex or massive data sets, and actuarial science. Applicants are expected to have excellent communication skills and experience serving diverse student populations.


Preference will be given to applications received by January 15, 2017; however, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants must email a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a teaching statement that includes evidence of an ability to serve a diverse student population, and a research statement to STAT_Director@niu.edu. All correspondence should be addressed to the Statistics Search Committee. The applicant should provide the contact information for three individuals to serve as references.

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