Tenure - Track Position: Mathematics & Statistics

St. Francis Xavier University is a top-ranked Canadian undergraduate institution located in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. StFX offers a wide range of undergraduate degrees through more than twenty-five academic departments and interdisciplinary programs. The university has a long and distinguished history of educating high quality undergraduate students and providing opportunities for undergraduate students to contribute to faculty research. The Town of Antigonish, a community noted for its quality of life, is only minutes from the rugged coastal beauty of Northern Nova Scotia near Cape Breton Island. (For further information about StFX and the community, please see: www.stfx.ca.)


The Department of Mathematics & Statistics at StFX invites applications for a probationary Tenure Track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin July 1, 2020. The priority area is Statistics, however, strong candidates in related fields will be considered. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.


The successful candidate will have a PhD in Statistics or a related field, will be expected to develop an externally funded program of research, and will be expected to support and enhance our statistics offerings. Independent and collaborative research opportunities are available and encouraged within the Department and within the University. Excellence in teaching and evidence of a well-defined program of research and potential for its development are expected. The Department is also seeking candidates who are committed to contributing to StFX’s priorities of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Demonstrated ability in attracting underrepresented groups of students to the program is an asset.  


Applicants should provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements on teaching interests and philosophy, research interests and plans, and the names, addresses (including email), and telephone numbers of three references. Applications should be sent via email to:


Dr. Stephen Finbow, Chair

Mathematics & Statistics

St Francis Xavier University

2323 Notre Dame Ave

Antigonish, Nova Scotia, B2G 2W5 Canada




To learn more about the Department of Mathematics & Statistics, St. Francis Xavier University, please visit our website at https://www2.mystfx.ca/math-stats


The review of applications will begin February 7, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.


Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. StFX respects diversity and welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, and members of a sexual minority group