Statistical Science, Duke University

Program ID:Duke-StatSci-MPA [#8716]
Program Title: Professor of the Practice (Master's Program Administrator)
Program Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Area: Statistics
Starting Date:2017/07/01
Appl Deadline:2017/04/30* finished (posted 2016/12/16, finished 2017/08/31, listed until 2017/06/16)

*** this program has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Department of Statistical Science invites applications for an open rank position in the Professor of the Practice of Statistical Science track to begin in Fall 2017. This is a term renewable position. The appointee will serve as the full-time Master’s Program Administrator (MPA) in the department for the Master’s in Statistical Science (MSS) program. The MSS, launched in 2014 and already successful and visible, is a 2-year degree that provides a modern, comprehensive education in statistical theory, methods and computation, brings students into challenging, real-world research areas, and prepares students for positions in industry, government and other sectors as well as for PhD programs. Roughly half of the graduating MSS students move to R&D in industry, and about half to PhD programs. In concert with the graduate faculty leadership, the Master’s Program Administrator will build on the existing foundation of the program to extend and develop partnerships in industry, government, non-profit, and other sectors, expanding internships and post-graduation job opportunities, as well collaborate with departmental faculty on aspects of the MSS administration and curriculum, and contribute to teaching and mentoring. Full details of the department and the MSS program can be found at

Preference will be given to candidates with post-PhD experience in R&D in relevant areas, track records in statistical research and education, and a strong interest in program development and administration with relevant experience in leadership and mentoring. To apply, submit a letter, curriculum vitae, personal statement of research and teaching and names/letters from three references via

Enquiries can be emailed to The application pool will remain open until the position is filled; screening will begin on February 1, 2017.

Duke University, located in Durham NC, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged. Individuals in dual career couples are encouraged to visit the website on Duke's Advantages for Faculty,, for information on opportunities for dual career couples in the area and how the university can help.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke also makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire, and promote qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the description.

Further Info:
Box 90251, 214 Old Chemistry
Durham, NC 27708

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