Visiting Assistant Professor of Statistics

Brief Summary of Work for this Position:
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics ( at the University of North Carolina Wilmington invites applications for one full time visiting assistant professor position in statistics starting August 2018. This one-year position has a primary focus on teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses in statistics.

Minimum Requirements:
A doctoral degree in statistics or a closely related field is required at the time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications:
The search is open to all areas of statistics and related fields.

Primary Function of Organizational Unit:
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers programs leading to undergraduate degrees in mathematics, statistics, and teacher licensure, as well as a graduate degree in mathematics, a graduate certificate in applied statistics, and a graduate degree in data science, jointly offered with the computer science department.
The department consists of 28 faculty members, approximately 20 graduate students/teaching assistants and approximately 130 majors. (

College/School Information:
At UNCW, the College of Arts and Sciences provides the vital foundation for the university’s pursuit of excellence. Through our teaching, we educate students for lives of fulfillment in the twenty-first century. Through our research, we advance the state of knowledge and creativity in the arts and sciences. And through our outreach, we improve the quality of life in Southeastern North Carolina and beyond.

University Information:
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with nearly 16,500 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement.

EEO Statement:
UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified persons from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Position Type: Time-limited
Anticipated Ending Date if Time-Limited Positions: 06/30/2019
Priority Consideration Date: 04/23/2018
Priority Consideration Information: Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Address application documents to: Beth Casper, Administrative Assistant - Statistics Search Committee

Applicant Instructions:
Review of applications will begin April 23, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. To apply, complete the online application process available on the web at Applications must be submitted through the UNCW online application system to be considered. Application materials must include a letter of application, CV, copies of (unofficial) transcripts, teaching philosophy (other document A), and contact information for three professional references. These materials must be attached as PDF files to the online application system. Questions regarding the position can be directed to Dr. Yishi Wang (
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