Announcement

– The Department of Statistics is proud to announce an open position for a full-time Lecturer at our Stamford Campus

INTRODUCTION      

The Department of Statistics at the University of Connecticut is pleased to invite applications for a Lecturer position. The position is suitable for candidates who wish to pursue a career with an emphasis on teaching and continued growth in that direction.  The primary duty location is the Stamford Campus of the University. The Department is a highly active center of teaching, research, and service with local, national, and international presence.  It is a founding member of the New England Statistical Society, for which it houses the administration.

The successful candidate will have exceptional communication skills and a strong commitment to instruction, advising, and mentoring.

Founded in 1881, UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state’s flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13 Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution, among the top 25 public universities in the nation. Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities. UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, and innovation areas. Today, the path forward includes exciting opportunities and notable challenges. Record numbers of undergraduate applications and support for student success have enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

A MA/MS in statistics, biostatistics, or data science or a MA/MS in a related discipline, e.g., mathematics, mathematics education, economics and other social sciences, with at least 12 credits of coursework in theoretical and applied statistics at the graduate level, is acceptable; a superior record of teaching undergraduate courses, both methodological and applied; experience with educational technologies like Blackboard and online homework systems and in teaching and coordinating large lectures.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a full-time, 9-month, non-tenure track position that has the possibility of leading to a multi-year contract. Normal duties include a teaching load of 18-21 credits per year, or the equivalent.   The successful candidate’s academic appointment will be at the Stamford campus. The position has an anticipated start date of August 23, 2021.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

TO APPLY

Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/18250 and submit the following application materials:

  • A cover letter,
  • Curriculum vitae,
  • 3 letters of reference.

Inquiries can be addressed to the Hiring Committee at a.luis@uconn.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately. Full consideration will be given to applications completed and received before May 14, 2021.

At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.

Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

The position is subject to budgetary approval.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp .

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

Advertised: Mar 04 2021 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: May 04 2021 Eastern Daylight Time

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– Prof. Ofer Harel has been appointed by UConn CLAS as Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Affairs.

Ofer Harel, professor and director of graduate admissions, will assume the position of Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Affairs on March 15, 2021.    A member of the UConn Department of Statistics since 2005, Ofer’s scholarship includes methods for handling incomplete data, verification bias, and Bayesian analyses.  He is a member of an NIH study section, and sits on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Technical Advisory Committee. He will bring to the Dean’s Office his experience working in different research fields, including HIV/AIDS, health policy, Alzheimer’s disease, and alcohol and drug abuse. Recently, his news piece explaining margins of error in public processes like polling and vaccine trials was published across the U.S.; you can read it in UConn Today.

– The audiobook was published by David Salsburg, ’66 PhD.

You may be interested to see the following audio book by our alum David Salsburg.

David S. Salsburg (born 1931) is a retired pharmaceutical company statistician who graduated UConn in 1966.  He had taught at Harvard, Yale, Connecticut College, the University of Connecticut, the University of Pennsylvania, Rhode Island College, and Trinity College and has been a Fellow of the American Statistical Association since 1978. His 2002 book The Lady Tasting Tea, subtitled How Statistics Revolutionized Science in the Twentieth Century, provides a layman’s overview of important developments in the field of statistics in the late 19th and early 20th century, particularly in the areas of experiment design, the study of random distributions, and the careers of major researchers in the field.  You can view the following Wikipedia page for more information.

To see his latest publication, please check this page.