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Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Statistics Announced at Penn State University

Penn State University, Posted: October 5, 2022


The Department of Statistics at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for one or more open-rank tenure-track positions.  We are open to candidates in all specialties within statistics.

Education and Experience:

Applicants at the Assistant Professor level should have a Ph.D. in Statistics or closely related field and demonstrate potential for excellence in research, teaching, and contributing to a positive and inclusive climate. Applicants at the Associate or Full Professor level should have a demonstrated record of excellence in research, as evidenced by publication record and extramural funding; in teaching, of both undergraduate and graduate courses; in service, to both their institutions and the profession; and in contributing to a positive and inclusive climate.

The Department of Statistics is part of the Eberly College of Science at Penn State, which accounts for over one hundred million dollars of research expenditures annually. The Department of Statistics is a community of around 25 tenure-line faculty members and around 50 faculty members in total, with a strong commitment to fostering diversity, equality, and inclusive excellence in a variety of research and teaching activities. Our research activity is both theoretical and applied, with collaborative ties to other departments in the College of Science (e.g., Biology and Astronomy) as well as other colleges across the university (e.g., Earth and Mineral Sciences, Engineering, Health and Human Development, and Medicine). We have strong ties with several Penn State Institutes (e.g., the Huck Institutes of Life Sciences, Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment, and the Institute for Computational and Data Sciences) that support and facilitate inter-disciplinary research. The University has also launched a multi-college data sciences degree program supporting positions in Statistics and other departments.

Penn State is located in the center of Pennsylvania, in a valley surrounded by the Appalachian Mountains and state forestland. The adjoining town of State College combines many amenities typically found in large metropolitan areas with the benefits of a university town, boasting a highly educated population and excellent schools and services. Additional information about the Department of Statistics can be found at

Additional Information:

Informal inquiries about and/or nominations for this search may be directed to Prof. Murali Haran, Department Head, at Interested individuals must

  1. complete an online Penn State application at and
  2. apply online through at

Applications should include: cover letter highlighting major areas of research interest, accomplishments, goals for future work and how those integrate with the department’s current strengths or bring new directions to the department (suggested 1 page); curriculum vitae; statement of research interests, accomplishments, and future plans (suggested 2 pages); statement of teaching philosophy, experience, and major achievements (suggested 2 pages); statement of philosophy or contributions toward a supportive and inclusive climate (suggested 1 page); and names and contact information for at least three professional references.

We will begin reviewing applications from senior candidates on Sept. 19, 2022 and from junior candidates on Nov. 14, 2022.  We will continue to consider applications received after these dates until the positions are filled.

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and sustainability in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity in society and nature, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.