Open-Rank Professor of Practice

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Open Rank Professor of the Practice at Duke University

The Department of Statistical Science at Duke University invites applications for an open rank faculty appointment as a professor of the practice to begin in Fall 2018. This position is a regular rank faculty with a term renewable appointment. Preference will be given to candidates demonstrating outstanding teaching and strong interests in developing and growing our undergraduate major in Statistical Science.

The Department is an internationally recognized center of excellence for research and education in contemporary statistical methodology. With leading strengths in Bayesian analysis, interdisciplinary applications and computationally intensive methods, the Department offers outstanding teaching support, computational facilities, and opportunities for interdisciplinary statistics teaching and collaboration. We currently have 23 regular rank faculty, 18 visiting, adjunct, and postdoctoral faculty, and over 100 graduate students and 75 undergraduate majors in statistical science.

The educational program (graduate and undergraduate) as well as the Department's research agenda benefit from strong connections with many other groups at Duke, with the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI), and the National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS) located nearby in the Research Triangle, and with other collaborators, centers, companies and organizations nationwide. Visit for more information.

Responsibilities include teaching three courses per year, supervising undergraduate theses and projects, and supporting the growing statistical science major. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in statistics, biostatistics, data science or a related field, be actively engaged in research and interested in developing curriculum and teaching statistics to undergraduates at all levels.

To apply, submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, personal statement of teaching and research, and three reference letters via For inquiries and e-mail correspondence please write to The application pool will remain open until the position is filled; screening will begin on 10 October 2017.

Duke University, located in Durham, North Carolina, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged. Individuals in dual career couples are encouraged to visit, the website on Duke’s Advantages for Faculty, for information on opportunities for dual career couples in the area and how the university can help.