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Back to search results Apply now Job no: 545711
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Natural Science
Department: Statistics & Probability 10032798
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Tenure System Faculty, Research/Scientific, Non-Union

Working/Functional Title

Associate/Full Professor Tenure System

Position Summary

Exceptional candidates are sought in applied probability and related areas. Priority areas include exact distribution theory, statistical inference for stochastic processes, financial mathematics, stochastic control, optimal stopping, and time series analysis. A typical candidate will be an early- or mid-career scholar with an exceptional record of publications in first-tier probability and statistics journals and/or of funding from federal sources, in several of these areas. A nationally established record of excellence is essential. Evidence of international reach is desirable, and strength in this area is essential for the rank of Full Professor. Exceptional candidates in other areas of the statistical sciences and probability will be considered. Evidence of past work and/or plans for real-world applications including data analysis will be appreciated. Potential areas of application include, but are not limited to, the environmental sciences and climate change, human medicine, operations research, quantitative finance, and actuarial science.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Statistics or closely related discipline

Minimum Requirements

Exceptional research program, evidence of high-quality teaching in undergraduate and/or graduate level statistics courses.

Desired Qualifications

Priority areas include exact distribution theory, statistical inference for stochastic processes, financial mathematics, stochastic control, optimal stopping, and time series analysis.

Required Application Materials

Online application is required. To complete the online application, please go to (position ID# 13148). Applications should include a cover letter, a full CV, a statement of research achievements and plans of no more than 4 pages, not including references, and a teaching statement of no more than 2 pages, all in a single PDF file. Since this is a position with tenure, for all applicants, a list of no more than 10 and no less than 5 names of references should be included as the last pages of the CV. Reference letters from no more than 5 individuals from this list will be obtained by STT at MSU for any finalist for this position. It is recommended that the number of current collaborators (papers published with the candidate in the past 3 years) be minimal in this list. All members of this list should already be tenured, and should all be full professors for applications at that rank.

Special Instructions

Applications received by November 30, 2018, will receive full consideration, but the search will continue until the position is filled. Evaluation of candidates will begin immediately. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Prof. XIAO Yimin, Chair of the search committee, at

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Department Statement

Our Department has a long and proud tradition of excellence for world-class research and training for over 65 years. 

The Department awards bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in Statistics, and partners with the Department of Mathematics in awarding the bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Science. 

The Department is home to an internationally renowned faculty with a wide variety of expertise in fundamental and interdisciplinary research, over 100 graduate students, and over 100 undergraduate students from many countries of the world. Graduates of our programs go on to careers in academia, industry and government. 

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

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