Computational position in Texas

November 8, 2010

(This article was first published on Xi'an's Og » R, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

José Bernardo forwaded this announcement that sounds quite attractive (conditional upon living in a remote part of Texas!)

Senior Faculty Position in Computational Statistics At Texas A&M University

As part of a recognition of the increasing importance in the modeling and computational sciences, the Department of Statistics at Texas A&M University is recruiting for a senior faculty position in computational statistics as broadly defined. This position is one of three new senior lines dedicated to computational science that were created as part of an initiative led by the Institute for Applied Mathematics and Computational Science. Considerable startup funding is available.

Computational science has become inherently multidisciplinary. As a result, successful candidates for this position should be able to demonstrate a strong record of research accomplishments and leadership, both within the statistics discipline and in multidisciplinary initiatives. Documentation of such success should include a record of publication in both statistics and a multidisciplinary application area as well as examples of collaboration and program building. Special emphasis will be placed on computational methods involving hierarchical modeling, uncertainty quantification and systems biology.

Texas A&M University is a university of approximately 50,000 students and 3,000 faculty members. The Department of Statistics (37 members) is one of the largest departments in the US and is listed among the Top 5 departments from public institutions in the most recent rankings of US News and World Report. Additional information can be obtained by contacting the search committee chair at searchcommittee[[@]]

Individuals who wish to be considered for this position should send a copy of their CV and a letter of interest to:
Recruiting Committee Chair, Computational Statistics Search Committee
Department of Statistics
3143 TAMU
Texas A&M University
College Station TX 77843-3143.

Electronic submissions will also be accepted and should be sent to:  Searchcommittee[[@]], with Computational Statistics in the Subject Line. Additional information and letters of reference will be solicited after a preliminary review. Review of the applicant pool will begin January 15, 2011.  Start dates are flexible and the position will remain open until filled.

Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has a policy of being responsive to the needs of dual-career couples.

Obviously, I quite like the focus on computational stats posted in this offer. (The last line is also interesting in that it reflects a growing concern for academic couples!)

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