The Department of Statistics at Iowa State University is seeking candidates for up to two non-tenure track positions at the level of Research Assistant Professor.

Successful candidates will contribute to the research and outreach missions of the Center for Statistics and Applications in Forensic Evidence (CSAFE).  Coordinated by Iowa State University and funded by NIST, the CSAFE team of statisticians and scientists create solutions that quantify the uncertainty, limitations and errors associated with human factors; pattern evidence, such as fingerprints and bullet marks; and digital evidence, such as data from cellphones and computers. In order for forensic scientists, forensic practitioners, law enforcement officers, lawyers, judges and more to apply these methods, CSAFE also provides training and education modules.

Successful candidates will be responsible for graduate and undergraduate student mentoring. If approved as members of the graduate faculty, research faculty are able to direct the research of graduate students in the department. Candidates with a strong background in statistical computing or machine learning and with demonstrated experience working with large data sets are particularly encouraged to apply. The initial appointment is for three years, with a possibility of renewal dependent on funding.

Required Education:

-Ph.D. or equivalent degree in statistics or closely related discipline

Preferred Education and Experience:

-Demonstrated potential for superior achievement in research in forensic science

-Expertise in forensic science

-Publications in top tier journals in statistics or similar area

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