Multicultural Postdoctoral Faculty Fellow in Statistics / Statistical Data
Science (with path to Tenure-track Assistant Professorship)
This search is open until filled. First consideration will be given to applications
received by March 25, 2020. Second consideration may be given to applications
received by April 15, 2020. Applications received subsequent to the second
consideration date (April 15, 2020) may not be given full consideration.
The University of Rhode Island (URI), the flagship public research institution in the
State, is a diverse and dynamic community whose members are connected by a
common quest for knowledge. The campus is located near the ocean, and well
connected with the main cities in New England. Computer Science and Statistics
(CSS) at URI is one of the very few departments in the nation where these two
disciplines work in synergy and collaborate on multiple research and educational
projects. Faculty members in the department are actively involved in cutting-edge
research areas including biostatistics, Bayesian methods, machine learning, network
analysis, high-dimensional problems, big data methods, and spatiotemporal
modeling. Several of these areas provide opportunities for multidisciplinary
collaboration with scientists from other fields and for participation in international
projects. We invite applications for a Multicultural Postdoctoral Faculty Fellow with
an expertise in any area of statistics and statistical data science, and a commitment
to bringing new perspectives to our academic programs, course offering, research,
and the institution at large. One of the objectives of this position is to enhance the
capacity of our faculty and students to advance issues of diversity within academic
programs and research. The anticipated start date for the two-year appointment is
August 2020. A thoroughly designed mentoring program with several focus areas
(leadership, research, teaching, grant writing, and outreach) will support the fellow
throughout the duration of the program. Subject to a positive review of teaching and
scholarly activities, the fellow will transition into a full-time, funded, tenure track
faculty position. This transition can happen at the end of the first or of the second
year depending on the progress of the fellow.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Teach one statistics course per year; conduct research with possible opportunities
for students; give one internal research seminar every year; attend at least one
conference every year and present; participate in faculty meetings and other
1. Ph.D. with a concentration in statistics, biostatistics, data science or closely
related fields at the time of appointment (August 2020).
2. Demonstrated ability to conduct academic research.
3. Demonstrated experience working with members of diverse and
4. Demonstrated ability to develop and instruct undergraduate and/or graduate
5. Demonstrated proficiency in oral communication skills.
6. Demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills.
1. Demonstrated successful record of publications and/or funded research.
2. Demonstrated teaching and/or mentoring experience at the undergraduate or
ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO POSSIBLE MODIFICATION TO REASONABLY
ACCOMMODATE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLICANTS
Interested candidates should apply online.
Quick link for posting: https://jobs.uri.edu/postings/7114
Please attach the following 5 (PDF) documents to your online Faculty Profile
(#1) – Cover letter that addresses qualifications as well as demonstrated evidence of
experience in, understanding of, and commitment to bringing multicultural and
inclusive perspectives to the curriculum, program, research, and teaching and to
promoting the success of underrepresented groups.
(#2) – Curriculum Vitae that includes research interests, education history, a list of
publications and papers in progress, a list of courses taught or assisted, titles of
conference presentations, and mentoring/advising experience.
(#3) – A teaching statement
(#4) – A multicultural philosophy statement (in other).
(#5) – A research statement.
(#6) – In addition, please have 3 written letters of recommendation from references
sent by email to:
Statistics Multicultural Fellow Search Committee Chair