Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Statistics

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Southern Maine invites applications for a tenure-track Data Science/Statistics position at the Assistant Professor level to begin on September 1, 2018.   While all areas of Statistics will be considered, preference will be given to candidates whose teaching experience and/or course work may include, but are not limited to, Data Science, Predictive Modeling with Big Data, Statistical Data Mining & Machine Learning. Expected duties include graduate and undergraduate teaching, sustained research, supervision of graduate students, university, college, department, and community service.  There are opportunities to establish research collaborations with regional institutions, and researchers at USM who seek help with statistical issues.

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers a comprehensive program in Mathematical Sciences including a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics with concentrations in pure math, applied math/operations research and statistics, and a Master’s of Science degree in Statistics with tracks in Data Science, Applied Statistics, Operations Research/ Applied Mathematics and Biostatistics. The department also offers certificates in Data Science, Statistics, and Actuarial Science. The Department interacts with multiple other departments in the College of Science, Technology and Health, School of Business, and Muskie School of Public Heal

th among others. Students have opportunities for enhanced practical experience through independent research projects, and internships. Faculty members are engaged actively in research in Statistics, Operations Research, Mathematics, and Mathematics Education.

The University community is committed to building a culturally diverse team of leaders, faculty and staff.  We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates.

The University of Southern Maine (USM) is dedicated to providing students with a high-quality, accessible, affordable education.  USM’s strategic focus is in alignment with the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities and we are seeking to become a Carnegie Engaged University by the year 2020.  USM offers Baccalaureate, Master's, and Doctoral programs, providing students with rich learning and community engagement opportunities in the arts, humanities, politics, health sciences, business, mass communications, science, engineering, and technology.  Further information on USM can be found at   

USM’s three environmentally friendly campuses are unique, yet all share the extensive resources of the university — and all are energized through strong community partnerships.  Offering easy access to Boston, plus the ocean, mountains and forests of coastal, inland and northern Maine, USM is at the heart of Maine's most exciting metropolitan region:

  • Our Portland campus is located in "one of America’s most livable cities," according to Forbes magazine, which also ranks Portland among the top 10 for job prospects.  A creative and diverse community on Maine’s scenic coast, Portland is nationally known as a "foodie" hot spot!
  • USM’s beautiful residential Gorham campus  supports and celebrates excellence in academics, athletics, music and the arts and is home to ten Living Learning Communities and six Residential Communities.
  • Our Lewiston campus is home to USM’s innovative and richly diverse Lewiston-Auburn College. This Central Maine campus integrates classroom, community and workplace, and provides a small college experience with the resources of a large university.



  • Terminal degree (Ph.D.) by time of appointment
  • Readiness to pursue research and scholarship
  • Ability to teach courses in Data Science/Statistics


  • Evidence of commitment to student centered learning, research in data science, and teaching excellence.

Apply online at: You will create an applicant profile and complete an application.  You will need to upload a cover letter that addresses your teaching philosophy and research plans and curriculum vitae. We also require three letters of reference.  Please make sure to enter a valid email address for your references (on the application) as we will request the letter of reference to be uploaded to us confidentially.

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2017.  Materials received after that date will be considered at the discretion of the university. 

Appropriate background screening will be conducted for the successful candidate.

USM is an EEO/AA employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.