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Faculty Openings: Statistics

The Calvin College Department of Mathematics and Statistics invites applications for a tenure-track position in statistics beginning September 2013, pending administrative approval.


The department seeks candidates who demonstrate strong commitment to excellence in both undergraduate teaching and scholarship.  Applicants should have or be completing Ph.D. in statistics.  Applicants with a Ph.D. in mathematics but strong interest and experience in teaching statistics will be considered.  Rank is open.

About the department:

The department has 13 faculty members and graduates approximately 20 majors per year, about half of them in the secondary mathematics education program. Over the past three years, the department has sent 11 students to graduate school in mathematics, statistics, and applied mathematics.   Over 500 students from a variety of academic programs take courses in statistics each year.  Current faculty members are engaged in a variety of research and educational programs including three faculty members with research programs funded by the National Science Foundation and two faculty members with curricular and outreach programs funded by the NSF and by the Michigan Department of Education.  Faculty members regularly engage students in summer research projects.  For more information about the department, please visit the department’s website.

About Calvin College

Calvin College seeks faculty members who affirm the Christian faith as expressed by the Reformed confessions and who have academic and personal qualifications for teaching and scholarship. Calvin is building a tradition of diversity and accessibility and welcomes applications from persons whose personal characteristics will further that commitment. Calvin does not discriminate in the employment of individuals on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, sex, or age. Calvin College is a Christian educational institution operated by the Christian Reformed Church and, in compliance with Title VII and other applicable law, reserves the right to give preference in employment based upon religion.   For further information see our website regarding open faculty positions.

Application procedure:

In order for the application to be considered, send a vita a cover letter that specifically addresses the position requirements and the ways in which you can support the mission of the college.   Further documents will be required after an initial screening of the candidates and will include transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and a 500-1,000 word statement describing how your Christian faith informs your teaching and scholarship.  Applications received by November 1, 2012 will be assured full consideration and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.   All materials should be sent to:

Statistics Search Committee
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Calvin College
1740 Knollcrest Circle SE
Grand Rapids MI 49546

Inquiries may be addressed to the search committee at