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In today’s complex business environment, applying quantitative techniques to solve business problems is a key skill. Knowledge of statistical theory and practice is increasingly important for students in many disciplines, such as business, analytics, actuarial sciences, data science, the life sciences, physical sciences, social sciences, and engineering. No matter which profession you choose, studying statistics at the Fox School will give you the training you need to succeed. The Department of Statistical Science offers several degree options for undergraduates and graduates. Students gain research and work experience through numerous internship opportunities. The faculty brings real-world experience to the classroom, and engages in a variety of scholarly activities, including publication of journal articles and books, attendance at professional conferences, and consulting.

What is Data Science?

Data science is an interdisciplinary field that incorporates the full functionalities of emerging technologies to encapsulate the transformational potential that large-scale data affords. By harnessing the power of big data, data science and data analytics enable the discovery and extraction of actionable knowledge from data to create digital strategy and infrastructure, transforming organizational operations and objectives. By adopting a digital vision, creating a digital culture, and implementing a robust technological infrastructure, organizations and societies will re-invent themselves with the incorporation of data science and technological advances.

Why Is Data Science Important?

Data science has a tremendous impact across industries—from improving businesses’ financial performance to understanding how millions of genetic pairs interact to creating the digital transformation of politics and campaigning. Today, data science is entering a new era, where information technology and the proliferation of data is changing the way that business and organizations operate. By leveraging analytic capabilities, organizations can enhance processes, develop new products and services, and create more personalized interactions through the availability of large-scale data. With data science, the opportunity exists to use emerging technologies to extract valuable, complex, and varied information to develop strategies to maintain a competitive advantage.

History of Statistical Science Department

The Biostatistical Consulting Service offers comprehensive statistical and methodological consultation in the areas of basic, clinical and translational research to Temple Health faculty, staff and students. Faculty biostatisticians and epidemiologists provide advice related to: study design, randomization procedures, sample size and power calculations, database development and statistical analysis. Assistance in the areas of IRB submission, grant development and manuscript preparation is also available. Collaborative partnerships with clinical investigators are welcomed. While initial consultations are provided at no cost, other financial arrangements including specific fees for service or grant support may be necessary.

Specifically, the following biostatistical expertise and consulting services are available:

  • Study Objective/Aim/Hypothesis development
  • Study design and methodology
  • Study population delineation
  • Study outcome/endpoint definition
  • Selection of appropriate controls or comparison groups
  • Sample size and power calculations
  • Randomization schedules
  • Data management strategies
  • Interim analysis for data safety and monitoring
  • Data analysis and hypothesis testing
  • Data presentation
  • Manuscript/conference abstract preparation or review
  • Grant proposal review and consultation
  • IRB proposal review

Authorship Policy

Co-authorship of scientific journal articles is expected on studies where substantive input on design and/or analysis is provided.

Open Faculty Positions

The Department of Statistical Science seeks tenured/tenure track scholars at all ranks to contribute to the environment of collaborative and multi-disciplinary research of the Fox School of Business at Temple University. Qualified candidates must hold a Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in Statistics or a related field before September 1, 2020, and have the potential for excellence in scholarship, teaching, and doctoral student supervision including the demonstrated ability to conduct high-quality research and publish in top-tier journals. The department encourages applications from candidates in any field within statistics or in any cross-disciplinary area where innovative use of statistics is of critical importance. We seek internationally renowned scholars with excellent track records in research, teaching, grant funding and dissertation advising. Candidates are expected to maintain an active and rigorous research program in statistics. Researchers in all areas of Statistics are encouraged to apply by January 31, 2020. Later applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Salary is highly competitive and commensurate with qualifications.

Applications should include a (a) cover letter, (b) full curriculum vitae (c) brief statement of current and future research interests (d) evidence of excellence in teaching (i.e. evaluations) and/or a statement addressing teaching philosophy and experience (e) names and contact information of three to six references. Kindly submit the above items electronically to:

Chair, Faculty Search Committee
Department of Statistics
Fox School of Business and Management
1810 N. 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
stat.recruiting@temple.edu

The department has 22 full-time faculty members, of whom 12 are tenured or tenure-track and 10 are non-tenure track. Many are Fellows of ASA, IMS, and other international societies. Publications by its faculty include articles in top tier academic journals and books through major publishers. Several of its faculty have ongoing research grants from federal agencies. It has a Center for Statistical Analysis which serves as an avenue for university-wide collaboration and as a means to advance the department’s research, education and training missions, and a center for High-Dimensional Statistics, one of the core research units of the Fox Big Data Institute with the goal of engaging the shared research interests and expertise of the faculty to create an integrated and more vibrant place for research in a field of modern importance. The Department has undergraduate major in Statistical Science and Data Analytics and comprehensive Ph.D. and M.S. programs in Statistics.. The Department of Statistical Science is located in the Fox School of Business, and teaches a full range of service courses supporting undergraduate and graduate business degrees and other programs at Temple.

The Fox School of Business, with more than 8,500 students and more than 220+ full-time faculty members, is accredited by AACSB International and one of the largest and most comprehensive business schools in the nation, offering Bachelors, MBA, Specialized Masters, Executive MBA, Executive DBA, and Ph.D. with programs at campuses in the Philadelphia region and worldwide. With a number of high-caliber researchers joining its faculty, the Fox School’s different programs continue to garner recognition at national and international levels, and have been highly ranked in many current surveys.

Temple University has evolved into an international powerhouse in higher education and a top-tier research institution with roughly 40,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. As the largest university in one of the nation’s most iconic cities, Temple educates diverse future leaders from across Philadelphia, the country and the world who share a common drive to learn, prepare for their careers and make a real impact. For additional information about Temple University please visit our website at www.temple.edu.

Philadelphia is the fifth largest city in the United States, and is a major cultural center with many attractive dining and other amenities. It has easy international access, and is close to New York and Washington D.C. Housing and living costs in Philadelphia are among the lowest of major US cities. Philadelphia also has a significant presence of information technology, financial services, pharmaceutical companies, and cancer research centers providing opportunities for research and business interactions.

Temple University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to student, faculty and staff diversity, equity, and inclusion. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Additional information is available from the university, college and department websites at http://www.fox.temple.edu.

Temple University’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains statistics, policies, and procedures related to campus safety and can be found at: https://safety.temple.edu/reports-logs/annual-security-report. You may request a copy of the report by calling Temple University’s Campus Safety Services at 215-204-7900.

The Department of Statistical Science of Temple University, housed in the Fox School of Business invites applications for non-tenure research track, non-tenure teaching track, and adjunct faculty positions to begin in Fall 2020. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree or foreign equivalent in statistics, data analytics or related field by September 1, 2020 (for the research track) or a master’s degree (for the teaching track/part-time adjunct), and must have a strong background in statistics, data analytics, or a closely related field.  Teaching responsibilities include introductory as well as advanced level statistics courses, visualization, and data mining. Postdoctoral positions are available for fresh Ph.D. in statistics with a strong publication record. Salary is highly competitive and commensurate with qualifications. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

Applications should include a (a) cover letter, (b) full curriculum vitae (c) brief statement of current and future research interests (d) evidence of excellence in teaching (i.e. evaluations) and/or a statement addressing teaching philosophy and experience (e) names and contact information of three to six references. Kindly submit the above items electronically to:

Chair, Faculty Search Committee
Department of Statistics
Fox School of Business and Management
1810 N. 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
stat.recruiting@temple.edu

The department has 22 full-time faculty members, of whom 12 are tenured or tenure-track and 10 are non-tenure track. Many are Fellows of ASA, IMS, and other international societies. Publications by its faculty include articles in top tier academic journals and books through major publishers. Several of its faculty have ongoing research grants from federal agencies. It has a Center for Statistical Analysis which serves as an avenue for university-wide collaboration and as a means to advance the department’s research, education and training missions, and a center for High-Dimensional Statistics, one of the core research units of the Fox Big Data Institute with the goal of engaging the shared research interests and expertise of the faculty to create an integrated and more vibrant place for research in a field of modern importance. The Department has undergraduate major in Statistical Science and Data Analytics and comprehensive Ph.D. and M.S. programs in Statistics.. The Department of Statistical Science is located in the Fox School of Business, and teaches a full range of service courses supporting undergraduate and graduate business degrees and other programs at Temple.

The Fox School of Business, with more than 8,500 students and more than 220+ full-time faculty members, is accredited by AACSB International and one of the largest and most comprehensive business schools in the nation, offering Bachelors, MBA, Specialized Masters, Executive MBA, Executive DBA, and Ph.D. with programs at campuses in the Philadelphia region and worldwide. With a number of high-caliber researchers joining its faculty, the Fox School’s different programs continue to garner recognition at national and international levels, and have been highly ranked in many current surveys.

Temple University has evolved into an international powerhouse in higher education and a top-tier research institution with roughly 40,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. As the largest university in one of the nation’s most iconic cities, Temple educates diverse future leaders from across Philadelphia, the country and the world who share a common drive to learn, prepare for their careers and make a real impact. For additional information about Temple University please visit our website at www.temple.edu.

Philadelphia is the fifth largest city in the United States, and is a major cultural center with many attractive dining and other amenities. It has easy international access, and is close to New York and Washington D.C. Housing and living costs in Philadelphia are among the lowest of major US cities. Philadelphia also has a significant presence of information technology, financial services, pharmaceutical companies, and cancer research centers providing opportunities for research and business interactions.

Temple University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to student, faculty and staff diversity, equity, and inclusion. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Additional information is available from the university, college and department websites at http://www.fox.temple.edu.

Temple University’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains statistics, policies, and procedures related to campus safety and can be found at: https://safety.temple.edu/reports-logs/annual-security-report. You may request a copy of the report by calling Temple University’s Campus Safety Services at 215-204-7900.

Contact Us

At Fox, we’re committed to providing a superior student experience—every step of the way. Our team is happy to answer any questions you may have about the program. Please feel free to reach out to any of the contacts below with your questions about Statistical Science programs, coursework, and career opportunities.