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Position Information

Working Title: Collegiate Faculty
Faculty Rank: To Be Determined
Posting Number: TR0160135
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

Virginia Tech ( has multiple faculty openings in the Department of Statistics ( to start Fall 2018 at our Blacksburg, VA campus. Appointment at the rank of collegiate assistant professor is preferred, but the collegiate associate faculty level will be considered for exceptional candidates. These are full-time multi-year appointments (three years for assistant professors and five years for associate professors) with multi-year renewal upon successful review.

We seek candidates who are passionate about teaching statistics to undergraduate and graduate students. Responsibilities include teaching three courses per semester, where successful candidates will:
• make significant contributions to our instruction in statistics, which includes modern computationally-intensive and massive data methods, as well as data science and analytics more broadly;
• coordinate introductory and service courses, engage in a variety of significantly growing statistics curricula across the university, and lead efforts in curriculum enhancements and innovative pedagogy;
• continue to develop professional capabilities and participate in scholarly activities, including travel to and participation in professional conferences and societies; and,
• participate in department, college, and university service and governance, as well as professional service.

The faculty handbook (available at provides a complete description of faculty responsibilities.

These positions are part of a major emphasis on statistics, including computational modeling, data science and analytics, and empirical decision making at Virginia Tech. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to be key players in the creation of the university’s “Data Analytics and Decision Sciences” destination area and to teach in the Computational Modeling and Data Analytics program ( within the College of Science’s Academy of Integrated Science as well as in the School of Neuroscience (

Required Qualifications:

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Statistics, Biostatistics, or a related field, with a strong statistical emphasis, and have broad intellectual interests in statistics education along with a strong promise for being a leader in the instructional mission of the department. Applicants must have a strong background in statistics; demonstrated experience with and commitment to teaching excellence; a desire to advise and teach a student body which is diverse with respect to socio-economic status, interests, and abilities; and commitment/sensitivity to address issues of diversity in the university community.

Preferred Qualifications:

Desirable characteristics include a record of pedagogical achievement and vision, creativity, and leadership skills relevant to instruction. Preference will be given to candidates with experience and demonstrated excellence in teaching experience, with a record of achievement as might be demonstrated by teaching awards, during a previous faculty appointment, or graduate teaching experience.

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How to Apply for this Job:

Questions regarding the position can be directed to Dr. Pang Du ( Applications must be submitted online at (#TR0160135) and should include a cover letter, CV, and a statement of teaching interests as previously described. Please include names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three or more references in the cover letter.

Employee Category: Instructional/Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
If restricted or temporary, enter end date: May 9, 2020
FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year? Standard Academic Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Department: Statistics
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Job Posting Date: 10/17/2016
Review Begin Date: 11/01/2017
Job Close Date: (if applicable)
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Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Accessibility at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
  4. Candidate Statement
  5. Teaching Statement
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