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Michigan State University invites applications from outstanding candidates for an open rank tenure system faculty position focusing on post-secondary Mathematics or Statistics Education. Michigan State University provides an exceptional environment for mathematics educators, with a world-renowned faculty who lead the top-ranked doctoral program in Mathematics Education, highly regarded Departments of Mathematics, Statistics and Probability, and Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering, as well as the Program in Mathematics Education (PRIME), and the CREATE for STEM Institute. Current initiatives in these programs include the Department of Mathematics Center for Instructional Mentoring ( and curriculum development in quantitative literacy, College Algebra and Calculus. More information about active research programs can be found at, as well as by following links at the above department/unit home pages.

The position requires an earned doctorate in Mathematics Education, Mathematics, Statistics, or a related field, a research program in Mathematics Education or Statistics Education, and, if the doctorate is not in Mathematics or Statistics, a master’s degree or higher in Mathematics or Statistics. 

The successful candidate at the senior level will have an internationally influential and externally supported research program in Mathematics Education or Statistics Education, demonstrated excellence in teaching, and a sustained history of mentoring. At the junior level, evidence of excellence in teaching and a burgeoning research program in Mathematics Education or Statistics Education are required, and some mentorship experience is desired. The successful candidate at either level will be expected to maintain an active research program, to assume leadership roles, and to engage in campus-wide initiatives to improve the teaching and learning of mathematics and/or statistics at the undergraduate level.

Candidates should submit to MathJobs (, a free application system, the following materials: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, a pdf file of one research article, and a teaching statement.  In addition, candidates should have four references submit letters of recommendation to MathJobs, at least one of whom will significantly address teaching. Applications will be reviewed, starting on October 15, 2018, on a continuing basis until the position is filled. Inquiries are welcome by contacting the search committee chair through email at

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. A member of the Association of American Universities, MSU is a research-intensive institution with 17 degree-granting colleges.
MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities. MSU is committed to providing a work environment that supports employees’ work and personal life, and offers employment assistance to the spouse or partner of candidates for faculty and academic staff positions.


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Colloquium - Patricia Ning

Institution: University of Michigan
Title: Probabilistic machine learning in multivariate time series forecasting
Date: September 8, 2020
Location: C405 Wells Hall
Time: 10:20 AM - 11:10 AM
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Institution: Indian Statistical Institute
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Date: September 15, 2020
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