Open Faculty Positions

The Department of Applied Economics and Statistics is currently hiring for two Faculty Positions (Assistant Professor of Statistics and Assistant Professor of Environmental and Resource Economics)  See Listings Below:

Assistant Professor of Statistics

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of Delaware

POSITION
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The Department of Applied Economics and Statistics plans to hire a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in statistics beginning in Fall 2015. Desired areas are listed below. The position will be a 9-month, academic-year appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor with approximately 60% of time devoted to research and 40% of time devoted to teaching.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Research: Demonstrate the drive and vision to develop an innovative, cutting-edge, and internationally recognized research program in statistics, as well as collaborate with researchers on campus, in government, and in industry. This position will contribute to the College’s Strategic Plan and the University’s Path to Prominence through excellence in graduate education; innovative partnerships; and research efforts that impact the state, nation and the world.

Teaching: A tenure-track assistant professor will be responsible for teaching up to four courses per year to undergraduate and graduate students.

Service: In addition, there is the expectation to contribute to Department/University service activities and its mission of statistical literacy on campus.

REQUIREMENTS: Ph.D. in Statistics (or related fields) with research interests in Theoretical and Applied Statistics, Biostatistics, Economics or other social science. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of excellence in research and a demonstrated interest in high quality teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Preference will be given to applicants who fit into the quantitative research programs in the Department of Applied Economics and Statistics.

GENERAL INFORMATION: The Department of Applied Economics and Statistics is an interdisciplinary academic unit within the University of Delaware’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.  Currently, the Department consists of 19 faculty and professional staff who teach and supervise approximately 150 undergraduate majors and 65 graduate students.  The Department includes the Statistical Laboratory which services clients both on and off campus and the Center for Experimental & Applied Economics, an experimental economics laboratory. Recognized for the past five years by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of America’s best universities to work for, the University of Delaware is located in scenic Newark, Delaware, within 2 hours of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.  The University is a Land Grant, Sea Grant, Space Grant, and Carnegie Research University, with external funding exceeding $200 million. The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from minority group members and women.

SALARY: University of Delaware salaries and fringe benefit packages are highly competitive. Tenure-track professors receive a third-year sabbatical leave. A start-up package will be available.

DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on November 7, 2014, and continue until the position is filled.

Application Instructions

CONTACT: For more information, contact Dr. John Pesek (pesek@udel.edu), Chair, Statistics Faculty Search Committee, Department of Applied Economics and Statistics, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware. To apply, submit a letter of application, vitae, a one-page statement of research interests, a one page statement about teaching including courses taught, a sample of research, and the contact information for at least three references.  In addition evidence of teaching effectiveness must be submitted such as teaching evaluation summaries or a letter from a person qualified to judge the applicant’s teaching effectiveness. Submitted documents will be shared with departmental faculty.

 

Assistant Professor in Environmental and Resource Economics

Department of Applied Economics and Statistics
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of Delaware
POSITION:  The Department of Applied Economics and Statistics plans to hire a full-time, tenure-track faculty positions in environmental and natural resource economics beginning in fall 2015.  Desired areas are listed below.  The position will be a 9-month, academic-year appointments at the rank of Assistant Professor with approximately 60% of time devoted to research and 40% of time devoted to teaching.
RESPONSIBILITIES:  Research: The successful candidate is expected to establish and maintain an active, funded, nationally recognized research program in environmental and natural resource economics.  Collaboration with other faculty and/or professionals in related fields is strongly encouraged. At least one element of the candidate’s research program must contribute to the College’s local, regional, and/or national research priorities. Especially desired are applicants that can cooperate in the Department’s existing strengths in behavioral, experimental, environmental, natural resource, and agricultural economics and statistics. This position will contribute to the College’s Strategic Plan and the University’s Path to Prominence through excellence in graduate education; innovative partnerships; and research efforts that impact the state, nation and the world.
 Teaching: A tenure-track assistant professor will be responsible for teaching up to three courses per year to undergraduate and graduate students. The candidates are expected to contribute to department and university service activities.
GENERAL INFORMATION: The Department of Applied Economics and Statistics is an interdisciplinary academic unit within the University of Delaware’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.  Currently, the Department consists of 19 faculty and professional staff who teach and supervise approximately 150 undergraduate majors and 65 graduate students.  The Department includes the Center for Experimental & Applied Economics, a large state-of-the art experimental economics laboratory that was renovated in 2014, and a statistical lab. Recognized for the past five years by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of America’s best universities to work for, the University of Delaware is located in scenic Newark, Delaware, within 2 hours of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.  The University is a Land Grant, Sea Grant, Space Grant, and Carnegie Research University, with external funding exceeding $200 million. The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from minority group members and women.
SALARY: University of Delaware salaries and fringe benefit packages are highly competitive. Tenure-track professors receive a third-year sabbatical leave. A start-up package will be available.
DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2014, and continue until the position is filled.
CONTACT: For more information, contact Dr. Kent Messer (messer@udel.edu), Chair, Environmental and Natural resource Economics Faculty Search Committee, Department of Applied Economics and Statistics, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware.

Qualifications

Ph.D. in natural resource and environmental economics, agricultural economics, economics, or closely related fields. Successful candidates are expected to have demonstrated excellence in research and have a dedicated interest in high quality teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

Application Instructions

To apply, submit a letter of application, vitae, one-page statements  of research and teaching interests, a sample of research, and the contact information for at least three references. Submitted documents will be shared with departmental faculty.