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From: Hugh Chipman <hugh.chipman@gmail.com>
Date: November 20, 2015 at 12:35:01 PM PST
Subject: [d-ssc] Interdisciplinary tenure-track position @ Acadia: Statistics in the Life Sciences

Dear d-ssc members:

Acadia University is advertising a interdisciplinary tenure-track position in the area of statistics in the life sciences.  Please see the advertisement below or online at

Feel free to distribute this to anyone you feel may be interested.


Hugh Chipman


Acadia University is recognized as one of Canada's premier undergraduate institutions. Academic innovation and a technology-rich teaching and learning environment have garnered the university a reputation for excellence. Our progressive workplace is located only one hour from Halifax in Nova Scotia's beautiful Annapolis Valley - a small-town setting offering an affordable lifestyle, outstanding recreational opportunities, internationally acclaimed restaurants, a healthy economy, and the best weather in the Atlantic Provinces.

Faculty of Pure & Applied Science
Department of Mathematics & Statistics / Department of Biology
Assistant Professor

Position # 20109 - The Department of Mathematics & Statistics and the Department of Biology at Acadia University invite applications for an interdisciplinary tenure-track faculty position in the area of statistics in the life sciences, at the rank of Assistant Professor and with a starting date of 1 July, 2016. The Departments seek a dynamic individual who has a strong commitment to teaching, as well as an active research program. Women and members of other minoritized groups are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will possess a PhD in a relevant field and will have a strong research profile with demonstrated experience in the development or application of advanced statistical methods in the life sciences. The candidate will be expected to establish and maintain an independent, externally funded research program, and to supervise research students at the advanced undergraduate and Masters level. All candidates should submit a research statement which outlines their proposed research program. Where possible, candidates should indicate potential Acadia collaborations, use of existing research infrastructure at Acadia, or any possible regional connections.

Candidates must demonstrate evidence of high-quality teaching and student mentoring, as well as a strong commitment to attracting and supervising both undergraduate and graduate students. The successful candidate will contribute to undergraduate teaching in both departments, and will be expected to participate in graduate-level teaching as well. Candidates should include a teaching statement that identifies their philosophy on interdisciplinary teaching. Part of the teaching expectation may include the development of course(s) in his or her particular area of expertise. More details concerning the Departments and their programs may be found at: http://math.acadiau.ca andhttp://biology.acadiau.ca

The successful applicant will also contribute to service to the university, with a particular focus on strengthening linkages between the two units, working to enhance the program offerings for both and creating cross-disciplinary research opportunities for students.

Applications must include a letter of application, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, teaching and research statements, and confirmation of the PhD degree. Applicants are asked to indicate in their application if they are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada. Potential candidates shall send their application package and arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to:

Dr Jeff Hooper
Chair of the Selection Committee
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Acadia University
PO Box 29, Wolfville, NS B4P 2R6
Phone: (902) 585-1382
Facsimile: (902) 585-1074
email: jeff.hooper@acadiau.ca

Closing Date: 15 January, 2016

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Acadia University is committed to employment equity and values a diverse and inclusive workplace. We therefore invite applications from Aboriginal peoples, African Nova Scotians, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and women, as well as persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Consistent with the principles of employment equity, the primary criterion for appointment to a position is academic and professional excellence. Candidates who are a member of one of the aforementioned groups, and who wish to have the application considered as such, should complete the Employment Equity Voluntary Self-Identification Form as part of their application package.

While budgetary approval has been granted for this position, Acadia University reserves the right not to fill this position, or to fill this position at a level different from the advertised level or term.


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