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Senior Lecturer in Statistics

The Department of Applied Mathematics in the College of Sciences at Illinois Institute of Technology invites applications for a non-tenure-track Senior Lecturer position to begin in the fall semester of 2017. We aim to appoint a colleague who can teach statistics well and assist in the continuing development of our professional masters programs.

Our department conducts a vigorous research program and offers degrees ranging from BS to PhD.  Our graduate program includes several masters programs designed to better prepare students for careers that require advanced quantitative skills (http://science.iit.edu/applied-mathematics/programs):

  • Master of Applied Mathematics,
  • Master of Data Science,
  • Master of Mathematical Finance, and
  • Master of Science in Computational Decision Sciences and Operations Research.

Most of these are offered in partnership with other academic units.

We seek individuals who are committed to excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching and education, with particular expertise in statistics or data science. This position, beginning in August 2017, will initially be a two-year appointment, with the possibility for renewal based on performance and budgetary considerations.  The teaching load for senior lecturers is three courses (typically two preparations) per semester.  Departmental and university service is also required.  Teaching relief will be granted for substantial contribution to the promotion of our programs to prospective students and employers.

Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in Statistics (or related area) by August 15, 2017, and to present evidence of excellence in teaching and expertise in the practice of statistics. The optimal candidate should also demonstrate the potential to build industrial partnerships so as to enrich the practical value of the programs and enhance students’ career prospects. 

The Department of Applied Mathematics at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) has a dual mission of excellence in teaching and research.  With a very diverse student body of over 7,000, IIT is a private, PhD-granting university with programs in engineering, science, psychology, architecture, business, design and law.  IIT is located in a city-park like campus designed by the influential 20th-century architect Mies van der Rohe in the heart of the vibrant city of Chicago.  Further information about IIT and the Department of Applied Mathematics can be found at http://science.iit.edu/applied-mathematics, and information about the department's programs can be found at http://science.iit.edu/applied-mathematics/programs.

Applications should be made online at www.mathjobs.org, and should include a cover letter, the applicant’s curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and at least two confidential letters of recommendation commenting on the applicant’s teaching expertise.  We especially encourage applications from women and under-represented groups.  IIT is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Applications will be reviewed as received and until the position is filled.  To receive full consideration, please apply by January 15, 2017.  Inquiries may be made to the department chair, Fred J. Hickernell, amsearch@iit.edu, (312) 567-8983.

Part Time

From time to time we hire part-time faculty to teach a couple of courses per semester. If you are interested in being considered, please send your CV and cover letter stating your interest and availability to:

Department of Applied Mathematics
E1 Building Room 208
10 West 32nd St.
Chicago, IL 60616.

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