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Assistant Professor - Center of Agricultural Data Analytics

University of Arkansas

University of Arkansas

Data Science
Fayetteville, AR, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2023

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Type of Position:

Faculty - Tenure/Tenure Track

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Institution Name:

Division of Agriculture of the University of Arkansas

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is a state wide campus, with faculty based on University campuses, at Research and Extension Centers and in every Arkansas county. It consists of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) and the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service (CES), and is home to more than 1400 employees. The Division was established in 1959 and is headed by the Vice-President for Agriculture. The Division headquarters is located in Little Rock with the rest of the University of Arkansas System Administration. As an employer, the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance.

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AGSL | Agricultural Statistics Lab

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Summary of Job Duties:

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences at the University of Arkansas invite applications for a 12-month, tenure-track assistant professor position in Agricultural Statistics.

The successful candidate will develop a nationally competitive and collaborative research program in agricultural statistics, biostatistics, or data analytics that meets the critical research needs of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station. Focus areas may include Bayesian Statistics, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Functional Data Analysis, Spatial Statistics, Design of Experiments, Generalized Mixed Models, Multivariate Analysis, Survival Analysis, Longitudinal Analysis, and Biostatistics, but not limited to the above.

The positions will contribute effectively to the center's teaching at the graduate level (possibly undergraduate honors level depending on the demand of the college). While actively teaching and consulting on data analysis within CADA, the successful candidate will be able to choose the tenure home among one of the nine Departments within the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences. The successful candidate will be expected to recruit and advise graduate students pursuing degrees in one of the majors of their home department or in programs such as STAN (Statistics and Analytics graduate program) and CEMB (Cell and Molecular Biology) offered across different colleges. Further expectations include supervising and co-supervising undergraduate and graduate research heavy on analytics and securing extramural funding from a variety of sources, including Federal, State commodity, private and industry sources.


Requirements: A Ph.D. in Statistics, Biostatistics, or a similar field with an emphasis on data analysis is required. Interest in applied statistics and analytics, along with excellent written and verbal communication skills and computing skills, are required. Current students must have completed their degree prior to their starting date.

Additional Information:

Salary and Benefits: Salary compensation will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a full-time, twelve-month, tenure-track position with a competitive benefits package, including a nationally competitive matching retirement program. The position will have its tenure home through one of the nine Academic Departments making up the College.

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until a qualified candidate is identified. However, preference will be given to candidates applying by August 20, 2023.

Application: Applicants should submit: 1) a letter of application, 2) a curriculum vitae detailing education background qualifications, experience, and publications, 3) a one-page statement of

research plans and goals, 4) a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, 5) transcripts of all graduate work and 6) names and contact information (including e-mail addresses) of three individuals who will serve as references. Applications should be completed in Workday.

Salary Information:

Commensurate with education and experience

Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Curriculum Vitae, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Statement of Research Philosophy, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Unofficial/Official Transcript(s)

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Recruitment Contact Information:

Andy Mauromoustakos, Professor, amauro@uark.edu

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UASYS

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

Criminal Background Check, Motor Vehicle Reports Check

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture may conduct pre-employment background checks on certain positions for applicants being considered for employment. The background checks may include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal background check or arrest pending adjudication information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absences of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a consistent, non-discriminatory manner consistent with the state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture commits itself to policies of affirmative action and diversity with respect to both employment opportunities and program participation. The Division complies with these policies not merely because of legal requirements, but because we believe that such practices are basic to human dignity. As such, the Division welcomes all applicants to apply without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status. Candidates must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Constant Physical Activity:

Hearing, Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding, Repetitive Motion, Sitting, Talking

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Driving, Grasping, Standing, Walking

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