The Department of Mathematics and Statistics in the College of Arts and Sciences at Loyola University Chicago (LUC) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, for the academic year 2021-22. The department seeks applicants with expertise in bioinformatics and data science. The successful candidate will be joining a department with more than 35 full-time faculty members, over 380 majors and minors across 7 undergraduate programs in mathematics, statistics and data science, and 2 graduate programs. For more information about the department, please visit its website at https://www.luc.edu/math/index.shtml.
This search is part of a University-wide, multi-year hiring initiative designed to hire outstanding researchers and teachers who are reflective of our diverse student body and committed to interdisciplinarity (i.e., working with colleagues across different subfields and disciplines) and the pursuit of external grants. Of special interest are candidates who can further the University's efforts to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion.
The position involves teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in support of the department's B.S. in statistics, B.S. data science program, B.S bioinformatics program, the M.S. in applied statistics and the M.S. in bioinformatics with a course load of two classes per semester. The successful candidate is expected to pursue a strong research program, including the pursuit of external grants and perform service, such as mentoring underserved populations, at the department, college, and university levels.
The candidate will have a Ph.D. in statistics, bioinformatics, data science, computer science, or a related field at the time of appointment. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstrate the potential for excellence in research and teaching and have a record of (or clear potential for) distinguished scholarship, grant-funded research, and student mentorship. Candidates pursuing research programs that focus on or address issues of social justice and diversity are highly encouraged to apply. Commitment to and expertise in inclusive teaching practices and experience mentoring students from under-represented populations is highly desirable. The candidate should be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education.
Internal Number: 14559
About Loyola University Chicago
Loyola University Chicago, a private university founded in 1870 as St. Ignatius College, is one of the nation's largest Jesuit, Catholic Universities and the only one located in Chicago. Loyola University Chicago is comprised of four campuses: Lake Shore (LSC), Water Tower (WTC), Health Sciences (HSC), and the John Felice Rome Center in Italy, and is home to ten schools and colleges: arts and sciences, business administration, communication, education, graduate studies, law, medicine, nursing, continuing and professional studies, and social work. Loyola also features course locations in Beijing, China; Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vernon Hills, Illinois (Cuneo Mansion and Gardens); and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois. Recognizing Loyola's excellence in education, U.S.News and World Report has ranked Loyola consistently among the "top national universities" in its annual publications. Loyola is among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations like the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service.