One-year Visiting Position in Statistics at Williams College

The Williams College Department of Mathematics and Statistics invites applications for a one-year visiting position in statistics, to begin fall 2019. Candidates should have earned a Ph.D. in statistics, or a related field by summer, 2019. We will consider candidates with any area of statistical expertise.

Visiting Assistant Professors are asked to teach four courses per year on our 12-week semester schedule, advise several undergraduate student colloquia (our capstone experience for seniors), and make small contributions to service activities in the department. This set of professional duties provides a window into the experience of being a statistician in a liberal arts setting.

Our department offers a vibrant undergraduate program with majors in mathematics (including an applied mathematics emphasis) and in statistics. For more information, see our website. The multidisciplinary environment is a rich and collegial setting for student education and faculty research. Williams College provides: the opportunity to apply for student research assistant support; a standard, annual allocation of funds to support travel and research; and a shared computer cluster for parallel computation. Visiting Assistant Professors are also eligible to participate in the college’s comprehensive First3 professional development program.

Approximately one hour from the Albany, NY airport, Williams College is located in Williamstown, a thriving destination proximate to: three major art museums; theater, music, and dance festivals; community supported agriculture farms; a highly-rated public school system; and many other resources. The Williams undergraduate student body has 40% U.S. minority enrollment and nearly 10% international enrollment. Reflecting the institution’s values, our department is diverse and inclusive, with 50% of our faculty being women, people of color, and/or members of the LGBTQ+ community. We encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups with respect to gender, race and ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, disability status, socioeconomic background, and other axes of diversity.

Applications should be submitted via Your application should include the following components:

1) Please provide a cover letter. This letter might describe your interest in Williams and in the liberal arts, and provide a brief summary of your professional experience and future goals. We ask you to address how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship and/or community service might support Williams’ commitment to diversity and inclusion.

2) Please provide a current curriculum vitae.

3) Please provide a teaching statement. Ideally, this statement should be 2 – 3 pages long, and it might address your teaching philosophy, teaching experience, and any other reflections or relevant information you would like to share.

4) Please have at least three recommenders submit letters of recommendation. If possible, at least one of these letters should comment on your teaching or on any other instructional capacities in which you have served.

If you have questions about this position, contact search committee chair Richard De Veaux ( Review of applications will begin on or after November 1 and will continue until the position is filled. All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check. Further information is available here.

Williams College is a coeducational liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. The college has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its approximately 2,000 students. Please visit the Williams College website. Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive.