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Opportunities at Virginia Commonwealth University

The Department of Statistical Sciences and Operations Research within the College of Humanities and Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University invites applications for three faculty positions, pending funding, to begin August 16, 2012.

At least one faculty position will be in the area of statistics and at least one faculty position will be in the area of operations research. Two of the positions will be hired at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professor, and the third position is at an open rank.

Candidates must have a clear potential to secure external funding with research interests in any relevant focus, but preference will be given to those with interests in environmental or biological applications, homeland security, financial applications and engineering. Those with methodological expertise in data mining, stochastic processes and simulation are desired. Additionally, statistics candidates with methodology in semi-parametric statistics or nonparametric statistics, or operations research candidates with methodology in optimization and decision and risk analysis are desired. Candidates must have demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU. Ph.D in Statistics, Operations Research or a related field required, and must be completed by August 15, 2012. Incumbent will teach graduate and undergraduate courses, with possible collaborative teaching in related areas. Departmental service will be expected. Candidates applying at the Professor or Associate Professor level must have an established research program and nationally known scholarly activity.

Send vita and three reference letters to Darcy P. Mays, Chair, Department of Statistical Sciences and Operations Research, 1015 Floyd Avenue, PO Box 843083, Richmond, Virginia 23284-3083. Position open until filled; review begins December 2, 2011.

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Jason R. W. Merrick
Professor and PhD Program Director
Statistical Sciences and Operations Research
Virginia Commonwealth University
PO Box 843083
Richmond, VA 23284
Phone: (804) 828 5865

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