Open Faculty Position

The Department of Applied Economics and Statistics plans to hire three full-time, tenure-track positions beginning in summer 2014.

The intention is to hire at the rank of Assistant Professor, but one position may be at the Associate Professor level without tenure. The positions are 9-month, academic-year appointments.

Formal Position Announcement

Successful candidates will have the opportunity to shape the future direction of the Statistics Program at the University of Delaware. Each candidate will be expected to develop a research program in Statistics as well as collaborate with other researchers in related fields. Contributions are expected in the following five areas:

  1. Develop an active, funded, nationally recognized independent research program in the primary field of interest;
  2. Collaborate with faculty in the University of Delaware as well as industry on related topics where your expertise is valued and can make a contribution. Especially desired are applicants that can cooperate in the Department’s existing quantitative research programs in applied economics and statistics and contribute to the College’s local, regional, and/or national research priorities.
  3. Contribute to the undergraduate and graduate programs in statistics through advising, teaching, mentoring, and directing theses;
  4. Contribute to the department, college, and university with service that advances the respective missions; and
  5. Contribute to our mission of statistical literacy on campus through courses and StatLab activities that serve non-statistics majors.

The candidate will be responsible for teaching up to four courses per year in the Statistics Program that enrich the graduate and undergraduate curriculum. Academic advisement of both undergraduate and graduate students is required. Service to the profession is strongly encouraged.

We are looking for candidates with a Ph.D. in Statistics, Biostatistics or related field. We strongly encourage secondary fields or interests in Bioinformatics, Economics, Biology, related health fields, Business Analytics, or social science fields. Successful candidates are expected to have demonstrated excellence in research and have a dedicated interest in high quality teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Deadline for applications is November 15, 2013, or until the position is filled. University of Delaware salaries and fringe benefit packages are highly competitive. Those interested should apply online at Please upload only your curriculum vitae to this website. In addition, application materials, including a curriculum vitae, cover letter, one research paper and contacts for references must be submitted online at at the following URL:
Please note will require you to register for their web site.  We suggest when asked about a field of speciality you list other.

For more information about the positions or department, contact: Dr. Thomas W. Ilvento, Chair, Statistics Faculty Search Committee, 302-690-3835.

Overview of the Statistics Program in APEC. The Statistics Program moved from the Department of Mathematics to the Department of Applied Economics and Statistics in the Fall of 1999. The primary goal was to reestablish the Statistics M.S. program and the accompanying graduate courses. Our approach to the M.S. in Statistics is very consistent with the recommendations of the ASA Workgroup on Master’s Degrees, (November 6, 2012).

The Statistics M.S. at the University of Delaware provides a balance of a foundation in theoretical statistics, applied coursework in statistical techniques, and opportunities for application of statistical knowledge through the StatLab and internships with local companies. Students completing the M.S. degree in Statistics will:

  1. Have a theoretical foundation in probability, mathematical statistics, and optimization.
  2. Have a core set of coursework in practical applications in regression, design of 
experiments, and multivariate methods.
  3. Have exposure to Statistical Consulting.
  4. Have an opportunity to apply the course work in a thesis, applied research, or an 

The Statistics Program aspires to a Ph.D. degree in the future and successful candidates will have a hand in making that happen.

Overview of the Department of Applied Economics and Statistics. The Department of Applied Economics and Statistics (APEC) is located within the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR). Currently, the Department consists of 19 faculty and professional staff who teach and supervise approximately 150 undergraduate majors and 65 graduate students.

The mission and goals of our department are to provide quality education to undergraduate and graduate students, foster free exchange of ideas, and engage in scholarly and outreach activities that generate new knowledge capital that could help inform policy and business decisions in the public and private sectors of the society. APEC has a strong record and tradition of productive programs and personnel who are engaged in innovative teaching, cutting-edge social science research, and public service in a wide variety of professional areas.