Assistant Professor - 12 MONTH

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Faculty - Tenure/Tenure Track

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Institution Name:

Division of Agriculture of the University of Arkansas
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is a state wide campus, with faculty based on University campuses, at Research and Extension Centers and in every Arkansas county. It consists of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) and the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service (CES), and is home to more than 1400 employees. The Division was established in 1959 and is headed by the Vice-President for Agriculture. The Division headquarters is located in Little Rock with the rest of the University of Arkansas System Administration. As an employer, the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance.

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AGSL | Agricultural Statistics Lab

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Summary of Job Duties:

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences invite applications for a 12-month, tenure-track assistant professor in Agricultural Statistics.
The successful candidate will develop a nationally competitive and collaborative research program in agricultural statistics, biostatistics, or data analytics that meets the critical research needs of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station. Focus areas may include Design of Experiments, Generalized Mixed Models, Multivariate Analysis, Functional Data Analysis, Spatial Statistics, Survival Analysis, Longitudinal Analysis, Bayesian Statistics, Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, Genomics, and Genetic Statistics but not limited to the above.
The position will contribute effectively to the unit's teaching at the graduate level (possibly undergraduate honors level depending on the demand of the college). The successful candidate will be expected to recruit and advise graduate students pursuing degrees in STAN (Statistics and Analytics graduate program), supervise and co-supervise undergraduate and graduate research heavy on analytics, and secure extramural funding from a variety of sources, including Federal, State, commodity, private, and industry sources. Additionally, the position will engage in statistical consulting with faculty, staff and students from the Division of Agriculture and the College.


A Ph.D. in Statistics or Biostatistics is preferred. An individual whose Ph.D. is in a closely related discipline and who has an M.S. in Statistics and additional post-M.S. Statistics coursework may be considered. Interest in applied statistics and analytics along with excellent written and verbal communication skills and computing skills are required. Current students must have completed their degree prior to their starting date.

Salary Information:
Commensurate with education and experience

Required Documents to Apply:
Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Curriculum Vitae, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Statement of Research Philosophy, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Unofficial/Official Transcript(s)

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Additional Information:

This is a full-time, twelve-month, tenure-track position with a competitive benefit package including a nationally-competitive matching retirement program. This position will have its tenure home through one of the nine academic departments making up the College.

Application documents should include 1) a letter of application, 2) a curriculum vitae detailing education background qualifications, experience, and publications, 3) a one-page statement of research plans and goals, 4) a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, 5) transcripts of all graduate work and 6) names and contact information (including e-mail addresses) of three individuals who will serve as references.

Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2021 and will continue until a qualified candidate is identified.

Recruitment Contact Information:
Dr. Andy Mauromoustakos, Professor,

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

No Background Check Required
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture may conduct pre-employment background checks on certain positions for applicants being considered for employment. The background checks may include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal background check or arrest pending adjudication information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absences of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a consistent, non-discriminatory manner consistent with the state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture commits itself to policies of affirmative action and diversity with respect to both employment opportunities and program participation. The Division complies with these policies not merely because of legal requirements, but because we believe that such practices are basic to human dignity. As such, the Division welcomes all applicants to apply without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status. Candidates must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Constant Physical Activity:

Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding

Frequent Physical Activity:

Hearing, Sitting, Talking

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