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Mathematics: Assistant Professor Data Science & Statistics - 000289

The University of Richmond Department of Mathematics and Computer Science invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in data science and statistics at the rank of assistant professor, to begin in the 2021-22 academic year.

The department offers degrees in mathematics, computer science, and mathematical economics as well as a newly created major concentration in data science and statistics. The successful applicant is expected to commit to highly effective teaching at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum and to maintain a vigorous research program. Candidates from all subfields of data science and statistics will be considered. We are particularly interested in applicants who are able to make connections across a liberal arts curriculum. A Ph.D. in statistics, data science, computer science, information science, mathematics, or a related field is required and must be completed by the start date.

The University of Richmond is a private university located just a short drive from downtown Richmond, Virginia. Through its five schools and wide array of campus programming, the University combines the best qualities of a small liberal arts college and a large university. With nearly 4,000 students, an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, and more than 90% of traditional undergraduate students living on campus, the University is remarkably student-centered, focused on preparing students “to live lives of purpose, thoughtful inquiry, and responsible leadership in a global and pluralistic society.”

The University of Richmond is committed to developing a diverse workforce and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of difference in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development, and institutional success. Our academic community strongly encourages applications that are in keeping with this commitment. For more information on the department and its programs ( and (, the School of Arts and Sciences (, and the University’s commitment to inclusive excellence ( please see the linked websites.

Applicants should click "Apply Now" at the top of the page and submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, a statement describing their teaching experience and interests, a statement describing their research agenda. Candidates for this position may be asked, at a later date, to provide the names and contact information for three references who will be asked to submit letters of recommendation. Applicants are asked to highlight in their cover letter their potential to further the department’s efforts to attract and support students from underrepresented populations. Review of applications will commence on October 15 and continue until the position is filled.