Job ID: 124493

Assistant /Associate Professor in Statistics

Sultan Qaboos University

  • Jun. 17, 2019
  • Assistant /Associate Professor in Statistics
  • College of Science, Statistics Department
  • Sultan Qaboos University
  • Sep. 15, 2019
  • Sep. 6, 2020
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Statistics & Actuarial Science

The Department is inviting applications for Fall 2020, to the following positions:

*Assistant /Associate Professor in the following specializations.
1. Survey Methodology
2. Computational Statistics/Data Analysis
3. Operations Research/Actuarial Science

*Candidates are expected to have;
- Good record of teaching at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels
- Good experience in graduate supervision.
- Good research record.
- Good experience in departmental and other university committees.

Applicants should demonstrate excellence in teaching and research. Successful candidates are expected to:
- Teach both undergraduate and postgraduate level courses.
- Supervise both undergraduate and postgraduate projects.
- Engage in scholarly research activities leading to publications in refereed international journals.
- Play an important role in research, curriculum development, graduate supervision and attracting research funding.

Appointees are entitled to tax-free salary, free and furnished accommodation, a renewable contract with end-of-service gratuity, annual leave with return air tickets for spouse and up to two children below 18 years and free medical services in government hospitals in the country.

Email the completed Application Form together with an updated CV, Statement of teaching philosophy and long-term research goals to by September 15, 2019 at the latest.

  • The department of Statistics came into existence in 2018 following the executive order of his excellency the Vice Chancellor splitting the then department of Mathematics and Statistics (DOMAS) into two departments, one of Mathematics and one of Statistics. Its first head took office on the second of September 2018. The Department is the first, and so far the only, department of Statistics in the Sultanate of Oman universities and tertiary education institutions.

    The department offers programs leading to BSc. MSc. And PhD. in Statistics. It also offers a special minor in Health Statistics. This is designed for students pursuing careers as Statisticians in the Ministry of Health. A general minor in Statistics is also offered to students of other majors in the college of Science.

    All these programs were in place prior to the existence of the department, so a bit of history is in order. The bachelor degree in Statistics started 1993, together with degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science, under the then department of Mathematics and Computing (DOMAC). Computer Science became a separate department in September 1995, and DOMAC became the department of Mathematics and Statistics (DOMAS). The other Statistics programs started under DOMAS. These are Health Statistics minor (1998), Master in Statistics (1999) and PhD. in Statistics (2010).

    The department is committed to quality teaching, research and community service. It aspires to:
    -fulfill the role of Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) as the national house of expertise in the area of Statistics,
    -open wider doors for interdisciplinary research of direct relevance to Oman,
    -impact and invigorate SQU Statistics academic programs,
    -pursue cutting-edge research,
    -enhance statistical consulting and community-services involvement, and
    -Inspire new ways to work together with the community.

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Contact Information

  • Head of the Department
    College of Science, Statistics Department
    Sultan Qaboos University
  • +968-24141410/2256

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