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Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in Forensic Statistics

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Posting Details

Posting Number 700169
Working Title Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in Forensic Statistics
Advertised Employing Department Statistics
Appointment Type Faculty - Tenure-Eligible
Base of Employment B - Faculty (9 Months)
Full or Part Time Full-Time
Pay Frequency Monthly
Proposed Start Date 08/16/2018
Proposed End Date or Length of Term
Number of Months Employed Per Year 9
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

The Department of Statistics at Iowa State University is seeking candidates for an open-rank position at the level of assistant, associate, or full-professor. This faculty appointment will also be affiliated with the Center for Statistics and Applications in Forensic Evidence (CSAFE).

Responsibilities include maintaining a vigorous research program specifically in forensic statistics; undergraduate and graduate level teaching; graduate student advising; and professional and institutional service. For exceptionally well-qualified candidates, the appointment may be at the level of tenured associate or tenured full-professor.

Required Education and Experience

- A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in statistics, or a closely related discipline.

Associate Professor: In addition to the above, a candidate must have an outstanding research record as demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications and documented teaching experience commensurate with University standards.

Full Professor: In addition to the above qualifications, a candidate must have an outstanding track record in obtaining external research support or equivalent experience at corporate or federal research centers.

Preferred Education and Experience

- Demonstrated potential for superior achievement in research in forensic statistics.
- Demonstrated ability to publish in top tier journals.
- Experience that demonstrates the ability to secure research funding.
- Experience that demonstrates the ability to teach effectively at all levels.
- Demonstrated ability to work with scientists in other disciplines.
- Excellent professional communication skills.

Required Licensure(s)/Certification(s)
Preferred Licensure(s)/Certification(s)
Department/Program & College Description

The doctoral program in Statistics is ranked as one of the top programs in the country and produces about 15 PhD graduates annually. The program currently has about 140 graduate students, 100 undergraduate majors, and 38 faculty.

The Center for Statistics and Applications in Forensic Evidence (CSAFE) is an academic center reporting to the Vice President for Research, and is affiliated with the department of Statistics. CSAFE specializes in statistical research to advance scientifically sound forensic analysis in the judicial system. Further information about the department and center can be found at and

About Iowa State University and the Ames Community

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 36,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community.

Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted one of the best college towns in the nation.

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented populations, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.

All employees are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, university activities, collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.

Department Contact Name Max Morris
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Department Contact Email
Department/Unit Website
Location (if other than Ames)
Additional Information
Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply to this job” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae
2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter
3) Contact Information for Three References including mailing address, e-mail address, and phone number
4) Statement of Research/Teaching Interests
5) Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness – attach as ‘Other Document(s) 1’
6) In addition, applicants may wish to attach up to three research papers – attach as ‘Other Document(s) 2, 3, 4’

Additionally, as part of our application process, we are requesting three letters of reference. Please provide the names and email addresses for your references in the Reference Letter section of the employment application. Upon submission of your application, an automated email will be generated and sent to your references with instructions on how to attach the reference letter to your application through a confidential on-line portal.

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Guaranteed Consideration Date 11/27/2017
Pre-Employment Screening

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check.

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Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email

Classification Information

University Title Assistant Professor - 1700
Salary Commensurate with qualifications
Job Category Faculty

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application/Cover Letter
  3. Reference Contact Information
  4. Statement of Teaching and/or Research Interests
  5. Other Document(s) 1
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document(s) 2
  2. Other Document(s) 3
  3. Other Document(s) 4