Visiting Assistant Professor in Statistics at Amherst College Position Announcement

The Amherst College Department of Mathematics and Statistics invites applications for a full-time visiting assistant professor in statistics with a three-year appointment to begin on July 1, 2019. We seek candidates who are passionate about teaching statistics and data science to undergraduates. Today, nearly one-quarter of Amherst’s students are Pell Grant recipients; 45 percent of our students identify as domestic students of color. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.

Responsibilities include teaching a range of undergraduate statistics courses (two per semester) and helping with the comprehensive evaluation of senior majors in statistics. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in statistics or a closely related field and have broad intellectual interests and a strong commitment to excellence in research and in undergraduate teaching in statistics.

Submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of publications, research statement, teaching statement, and at least three letters of recommendation, including at least one specifically addressing teaching, to MathJobs.Org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but all applications received by February 22nd, 2019, will be guaranteed consideration. See for details of the position, and for details about the department. Questions can be addressed to

Amherst College is a private undergraduate liberal arts college with 1,800 students and more than 200 faculty members. Located in the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts, Amherst participates with Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts in the Five-College Consortium. The Five College Statistics Program (established in 2011) actively fosters connections among the many statisticians and data scientists in the area.

Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages persons of all genders, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. The college is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.