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Assistant Professor of Instruction in Statistics

The department is part of Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern, a major research university located in Evanston Illinois, adjacent to the city of Chicago. The department offers BS, MS, and PhD programs in statistics and data science, with a rapidly growing undergraduate program. Appointment begins September 1, 2021. This is a full-time benefits eligible position.

The primary duties of Assistant Professor of Instruction will be to work with the other faculty to enhance the undergraduate program in statistics and to teach six one quarter courses per year in introductory statistics and data science. The appointee will participate with other faculty in affairs of the department including governance. 

An earned doctorate in statistics or a related field by September 1, 2021. Demonstrated excellence in teaching and scholarship in some area of statistics.  Excellent computing skills and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, and three reference letters.

Application Process
Applicants should submit their materials electronically via the link below.  Review of applications will begin January 1, 2021.

Applicants are required to provide: a cover letter, CV, teaching statement, teaching experience, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a research statement, and three letters of recommendation.

Applicants may also provide: a brief personal statement, their advising and mentoring philosophy, their teaching philosophy, a publication list, a writing sample, a diversity statement, and other relevant materials.

Apply for the Assistant Professor of Instruction in Statistics Position

Northwestern University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and does not discriminate against qualified individuals on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, marital status, age, disability, citizenship status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected class. Individuals from all diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States. For more information, please see the University’s Policy on Discrimination and Harassment at


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