History

In 1967 when an ASA fellow Dr. Seymour Wolfbein came from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to become Temple’s Business School dean, he established several new departments, including Statistics. In its early years, the department simply taught statistics courses for the business school without its own undergraduate or graduate programs.

William C. Stewart was the first department chair (1967-1972). He was succeeded by Bernard Siskin (1972-1977), who was asked to start statistics graduate programs in 1973 by Dean Wolfbein. It was Dean Wolfbein’s desire to promote the statistics Ph.D. program which led to the hiring of three tenure track faculty members in 1974, including a full professor Damaraju Raghavarao, an associate professor Jagbir Singh, and an assistant professor William W.S. Wei.

In 1977 Boris Iglewicz became the department chair (1977-1982), and was succeeded by William W.S. Wei (1982-1987), Damaraju Raghavarao (1987-1991), Burt S. Holland (1991-1996), Jagbir Singh (1996-2001), Woollcott K. Smith (2001-2004), Damaraju Raghavarao (2004-2012), and Sanat K. Sarkar (2012-).

The number of full-time tenure track faculty members varied from as low as six before 1970 to as high as twenty-six in the mid-1980s. In early 2000, Temple started to offer full-time non-tenure track faculty positions, and presently we have twenty-one full-time faculty members as listed under Faculty at the department website. In addition to M.S. and Ph.D. Statistics Programs, the department also offers various undergraduate and graduate statistics majors, including B.S. in Statistics, B.S. in Statistical Science and Data Analytics, M.S. in Business Analytics, and M.S. in Statistical Science Data Analysis.

In the Fox School of Business, we are the first department to use its own funding to establish a Department Computer Lab and Statistics Reading Room. We also provide free service through the Center for Statistical Analysis, the Center for High-Dimensional Statistics, and the Biostatistics Research Center.

Awards

Open Positions

The Department of Statistical Science seeks tenure track scholars 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. in Statistics or a related field before September 1, 2021, 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. Researchers in all areas of Statistics are encouraged to apply by March 1, 2021. Later applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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, Philadelphia, Temple University 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.

The Fox School of Business, in particular, with nearly 9,000 students and 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.

Philadelphia is the 5th largest city in the United States, and is a major cultural center as well as an international gateway. The city 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 IT, financial services, pharmaceutical, and other industries providing opportunities for interaction with businesses and research.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: To ensure full consideration, candidates should send application materials by March 1, 2021. Include the following: (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, and (e) names and contact information of three to six references.

Submit materials electronically to the Chair of the Faculty Search Committee at stat.recruiting@temple.edu.

For more information, please visit

The Department of Statistical Science seeks a non-tenure track research scholar 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. in Statistics or a related field before September 1, 2021, and have the potential for excellence in scholarship, research, and doctoral student supervision, including the demonstrated ability to provide administrative leadership to an interdisciplinary group of scholars, contribute to grant writing, and engage in highprofile industry partnerships. The NTT research track position comes with a limited teaching load, with respect to NTT teaching track and regular tenured and tenure track faculty, but the successful candidate is expected to be able to teach, if needed. Researchers in all areas of Statistics, Machine Learning and Data Science are encouraged to apply by April 15, 2021. Later applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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, Philadelphia, Temple University 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.

The Fox School of Business, in particular, with nearly 9,000 students and 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.

Philadelphia is the 5th largest city in the United States, and is a major cultural center as well as an international gateway. The city 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 IT, financial services, pharmaceutical, and other industries providing opportunities for interaction with businesses and research.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: To ensure full consideration, candidates should send application materials by April 15, 2021. Include the following: (a) cover letter, (b) full curriculum vitae, (c) brief statement of current and future research interests, (d) evidence of excellence in research, (e) evidence of grant writing expertise, and (f) names and contact information of three to six references.

Submit materials electronically to the Chair of the Faculty Search Committee at stat.recruiting@temple.edu.

For more information, please visit

The Department of Statistical Science of Temple University, housed in the Fox School of Business, seeks dynamic and innovative faculty who have a record of teaching excellence at the collegiate level to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in statistics, data science, data analytics or a closely related field along with possible service/committee assignments. Teaching responsibilities include introductory as well as advanced level statistics courses, visualization, and data mining. A Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in a field closely related to statistics by September 1, 2021 is preferred, but those who have a master’s degree and are well-qualified to design and teach one or more courses in statistics, data analytics, or a closely related field based on significant industry or teaching experience may be considered.

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.

The Fox School of Business, in particular, with nearly 9,000 students and 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. Philadelphia is the 5th largest city in the United States, and is a major cultural center as well as an international gateway. The city 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 IT, financial services, pharmaceutical, and other industries providing opportunities for interaction with businesses and research.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: To ensure full consideration, candidates should send application materials by March 1, 2021. Later applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Include cover letter, full curriculum vitae, evidence of excellence in teaching (i.e., evaluations) and/or a statement addressing teaching philosophy and experience, and names and contact information of three to six references.

Submit materials electronically to the Chair of the Faculty Search Committee at stat.recruiting@temple.edu.