Assistant Professor - Statistics

210513 Requisition #

Creighton University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning in August 2022. We seek individuals committed to being outstanding teacher-scholars within a primarily undergraduate institution.  A Ph.D. in Statistics or Data Science is preferred, though applicants with a PhD in mathematics and a strong background in statistics or data science will be considered. Successful candidates will have strong evidence of excellent teaching and scholarly potential.

The initial application includes a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, research plan, and at least three letters of recommendation.  Initial applications must be submitted electronically at Reference letters may be submitted electronically through ( or emailed by the reference directly to Nicole Lakeman (

Applicants who advance beyond the initial selection process will be asked to provide unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, with official copies required by the end of the process.  Applicants who advance beyond the initial selection process will also be required to submit a statement addressing their fit within the mission of the College of Arts and Sciences.

The position's duties (typically) include a 3-course teaching load each semester, substantive progress on research or scholarly work, and department service. The department has been extremely active in interdisciplinary outreach and programs, such as the new interdisciplinary major and minor in Data Science, Medical Mathematics major program for pre-health science students, and courses taught for the Health Administration and Policy program.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but review of applications will begin now. Questions regarding the position may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Nathan Pennington, at


A Doctorate from an accredited college or university;

2-4 years prior teaching experience;


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Ability to foster student learning, development, and decision making in support of their goals, success, wellness, and needs;

Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop rapport quickly and effectively with a diversity of populations;

Empathy and compassion for the experiences of others;

Ability to provide evidence of excellent university-level teaching and/or significant publications


Physical Requirements:

Seeing: 75 – 100%

Hearing: 75-100%

Standing/Climbing/Mobility: 25-49%

Lifting/Pulling/Pushing: 0-24% (pound: 10 lbs.)

Travel: No 

Exposure to Blood Borne pathogens: No 


AAP/EEO Statement:

Creighton University is committed to providing a safe and non-discriminatory educational and employment environment. The University admits qualified students, hires qualified employees and accepts patients for treatment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or other status protected by law. Its education and employment policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other programs and activities, are administered without unlawful discrimination.


Disclosure Statement: 

This description describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required.  Regular, reliable attendance is an essential function and all employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor. Employees may also be required to work in excess of normal working hours as workloads and seasonal activities necessitate. A complete description is available in the Human Resource office located at 3006 Webster Street Omaha, NE.  Creighton University reserves the right to modify duties, responsibilities and activities at any time with or without notice.


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