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CSAFE is Recruiting for an Assistant Professor in Forensic Statistics

The Department of Statistics at Iowa State University is seeking candidates for a tenure track position at the level of 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 teach undergraduate and graduate level courses, advise graduate students, provide professional and institutional service, develop and sustain a high-impact research program that can successfully compete for external funding, and participate in collaborative research with researchers in other disciplines. Candidates with basic and/or collaborative research experience or potential in statistics research related to the forensic sciences are particularly encouraged to apply.

Required Education:

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

Preferred Education and Experience:

-Demonstrated ability to teach statistics classes at all levels, and more general data science classes at the undergraduate level

-Expertise directly related or relevant to applications in the forensic sciences

– Expertise in areas of statistical inference related to data science and/or computational statistics

-Demonstrates the potential to secure research funding, to carry out high-quality research in statistics, and to publish research results in top-tier journals

– Experience that demonstrates the potential to participate in collaborative research efforts with researchers in other disciplines

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Review the full job posting to learn more and apply for the position.