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Laramie, WY 82071
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Posn 1786

The Department of Statistics at the University of Wyoming is seeking to fill a tenure-track Assistant Professor position starting August 2013. Candidates should have a PhD in Statistics or closely related quantitative field by the start of the appointment. Both research and teaching are important at the University of Wyoming, and the position requires dedication and proficiency in both areas.  For this position, the successful candidate is expected to have research interests in computational statistics.  Capabilities in Bayesian modeling and analysis and interest in interdisciplinary and collaborative research are also highly desirable.  Interdisciplinary connections with earth science, ecology, and energy research are particularly welcome.


The Department is small but active, with significant breadth of disciplinary interests.  Our department is one of the oldest stand-alone statistics departments in the country.  We have always valued strong applied research in statistics, and have a history of joint appointments with areas such as zoology, geology, economics, sociology, and botany.  Our current 6 regular faculty members and 21 graduate students are tied to research projects and grants with bioinformatics, botany, computer science, ecology, engineering, geography, geology, mathematics, molecular biology, veterinary science, and zoology. More and more, interesting collaborations for statisticians demand highly computational approaches, and the position advertised is designed to strengthen the capabilities of our department and the university in computational science.      


A very exciting development at the University of Wyoming is a partnership with the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) to design and construct a world class center for high performance computing in the atmospheric and related geosciences.  The NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC) held its grand opening ceremony in October 2012.  Statistics department connections with NCAR already exist, and UW statisticians with relevant research interests will have access to this supercomputer.  The university’s commitment to computational science is real and growing, and a statistician who wishes to work and contribute in this area will have excellent opportunities at the University of Wyoming.  Interviewees will be invited to stop at NCAR in Boulder, CO, as part of their visit. 


NCAR Website            

NCAR Super Computing Website


Laramie is a small town, lying at 7200 feet elevation, between the Snowy Range and the Laramie Hills.  Nearby are excellent opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing, hunting, fishing, and rock-climbing.  The Denver metropolitan area is two hours to the south, and the University offers a good range of cultural offerings. 


The University of Wyoming is committed to diversity and endorses principles of affirmative action.  We acknowledge that diversity enriches and sustains our scholarship and promotes equal access to our educational mission.  We seek and welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. The University of Wyoming conducts background investigations on prospective employees.


Applicants should apply electronically at EZ Faculty Search 

Required information includes PDF versions of: a cover letter, statements regarding research and teaching interests, and CV.  Candidates are also asked to submit three reference letters. 

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