This appointment is a 12-month, tenured or tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level with apportionments in
teaching and research in the Department of Statistics in the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) at the University of
The successful candidate will be the Director for the Statistical Cross-disciplinary Collaboration and
Consulting Lab or SC3L, also known as the (Statistical) Help Desk. The SC3L is staffed by PhD students who provide statistical support to
researchers within IANR and other UNL researchers, including faculty at research and extension centers and external
clients. The successful candidate will oversee the PhD students, as well as develop independent collaborations that lead to publications in
high-quality, high-impact, peer-reviewed journals. The successful candidate will oversee the continued growth of the SC3L to meet the
increasing need for statistical consulting and collaboration. This includes creating scholarly and innovative learning programs and tools to
educate researchers outside of statistics. Through the SC3L, the successful candidate will also train PhD students to function as
independent consultants and educate researchers outside of statistics on how to effectively use statistical support. The successful
candidate will participate in scientific meetings and other appropriate professional activities.
The successful candidate will be
expected to teach the equivalent of three standard courses per academic year at the undergraduate, Master’s and PhD level as assigned
by the Department Chair. In particular, MS and PhD courses in the practice and scholarship of Statistical Consulting and Collaboration. In
addition, the successful candidate will participate in program and curriculum development. Specific course assignments may be changed over
time according to academic unit’s need.
The appointee will also contribute, as an effective scholar and citizen of a
land-grant institution, to the integrated mission of home units (e.g., department, center), including supporting student
recruitment, IANR science literacy initiative, and beyond. Additional responsibilities of the academic appointment are to
participate in retention and placement activities and teaching outcomes assessment, instructional improvement, and teaching scholarship.
Recognizing that diversity within a context of inclusivity enhances creativity, innovation, impact, and a sense of belonging, the
Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) and Statistics are committed to creating learning, research, Extension programming,
and work environments that are inclusive of all forms of human diversity. We actively encourage applications from and nominations of
qualified individuals from underrepresented groups.
Review of applications will begin
April 15, 2022 and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. To view details of the position and create an application,
go to http://employment.unl.edu, requisition F_210223. Click
“Apply to this job” and complete the information form. Attach 1) a letter of interest that describes your qualifications for the
job, anticipated contributions, and the value you place on diversity and your anticipated contributions to creating inclusive environments
in which every person and every interaction matters (2 page maximum; see https://ianr.unl.edu/tips-writing-about-commitment-to-deib for guidance in writing this statement); 2) your
curriculum vitae; and 3) contact information for three professional references.As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for
employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion,
disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See https://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.