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Letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references required.

Posting Details

Posting Information

Vacancy Type Tenured/TT Faculty
Is Internal Transfer Only No
Working Title Department Head
Salary Range
Anticipated Hiring Range Commensurate with Experience
Position Number 00001267
Work Schedule Varied Hours as Needed
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 1.00
Department 178501 - Statistics
Department College of Sciences
Job City & State Raleigh, NC
Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The Department of Statistics at North Carolina State University ( is one of the largest in the U.S., with 50 full-time faculty, 180 undergraduate majors, and over 200 graduate students in our on-campus and online programs. It provides a dynamic environment for teaching, research, consulting, and collaborations across disciplines. The Department has a history of integrating undergraduate through postdoctoral research and education and has a strong support staff. The Department is the birthplace of SAS, a co-founder of the nearby National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS), and a partner in the NSF-funded Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI). Its location in the Research Triangle provides rich interactions with nonprofit, private, and governmental institutions that include a wide array of internships and traineeships at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

Essential Job Duties

The NC State College of Sciences brings together the mathematical, physical, and biological sciences. The Head reports to the Dean of the College of Sciences and is responsible for administrative, budgetary, and personnel matters. The Head is expected to set the highest standard for the Department with regard to scholarship and professional activities and to have a balanced appreciation for teaching, research, consulting, and multidisciplinary collaboration. Inclusiveness and diversity are integral to NC State’s commitment to excellence in research, engagement, and education. We are particularly interested in candidates who have demonstrated experience engaging with diversity through activities such as fostering an inclusive environment, working with students from diverse backgrounds, or incorporating diverse perspectives in research.

Faculty responsibilities include teaching, research, and doctoral student research supervision. Achieve outstanding research, teaching, mentoring, consulting and collaborations on campus and world-wide, within a cohesive and diverse department, where all students, faculty, and staff receive fair and equitable treatment.

Other Work/Responsibilities
Minimum Education/Experience

Ph.D. in Statistics or Biostatistics or relevant field, an equivalent degree, or equivalent professional experience.

Departmental Required Skills


Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

Proven teaching and research experience.

Publications in scholarly journals.

Experience incorporating diverse perspectives in research by establishing an inclusive environment.

Experience with administrative responsibilities will strengthen your application.

Required License or Certification


Special Instructions

Letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references required.

Job Open Date 08/05/2016
Must Be Open Until

Positions will be posted until 5:00 PM ET on this date. Positions remaining posted after this date are still accepting applications but may close at any time.
Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No
Proposed Hire Date 08/16/2017

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

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Supplemental Question

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Application Materials Required

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Contact Information for References
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2
  3. Letter of Recommendation 3