Open Professor of the Practice Position

Monday, September 22, 2014

The Department of Statistical Science invites applications for faculty appointment at the level of Assistant Professor of the Practice to begin in Fall 2015. 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 and our MS in Statistical Science. We are also interested in applicants with complementary interests in Bayesian statistical science research and collaborative applications.

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 18 regular rank faculty, 16 visiting, adjunct, and postdoctoral faculty, and over 75 graduate students. 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. 

To apply, submit a 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 1 December 2014.

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.