Statistics positions at UC Davis

Position Announcement: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Positions

The Department of Statistics at the University of California, Davis, invites applications for several full-time faculty positions in Statistics. This search will be conducted at the assistant professor rank and the resulting hires will be at the assistant rank, regardless of the proposed appointee’s qualifications. All areas of Statistics will be considered. Individuals specializing in statistical methods for large and complex or massive data are especially encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to those specializing in areas related to data science and machine learning.

A Ph.D. in Statistics or a related area is required. Candidates must possess (or demonstrate the potential to achieve) a strong record in the areas of research, teaching, and service. Candidates must also possess the ability to teach all lower-division statistics courses, upper-division core courses in statistics, and graduate level statistics courses, and to be strongly committed to providing service to the department, university, and statistics communities. In connection with the new undergraduate major in Data Science housed in the Department of Statistics, teaching experience in the area of data science is preferred.

The start date for these positions is July 1, 2022. The following are required for application: cover letter, Statement of Research, Statement of Teaching, Statement of Contribution to Diversity, curriculum vitae, letters of reference, and transcripts (if PhD obtained during 2017 or later). The positions will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please submit all required materials by November 28, 2021.


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 Our Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

As one of the country’s leading R1 institutions, UC Davis seeks candidates with exceptional [potential for/record of] research and/or teaching, and inclusive excellence. In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding of the barriers preventing full participation of members from historically underrepresented and marginalized student communities in higher education, such as (but not limited to) women, underrepresented minorities, individuals self-identifying as LGBTQIA+, veterans, individuals with disabilities, economically disadvantaged groups, first-generation, undocumented students, or students with any intersections in between.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values of the University of California, Davis that are embedded within our Principles of Community and are tied with how to best serve our student population. Please review the full Job Posting to learn about the initiatives that keep UC Davis an inclusive and safe campus for our incredibly diverse students, staff, academic appointees, and faculty.

The University

UC Davis is a distinguished university, ranked 5th nationally by the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education and 11th nationally by US News and World Report among U.S. public universities overall and for research funding. It is also ranked #1 by Forbes Magazine as “The 13 Most Important STEM Colleges for Women.” Forbes has also ranked UC Davis as 52nd among the Best Employers for Diversity. Please review the full position description to learn more about acclaimed university and the notable rankings we have received regarding diversity, environmental sustainability, work-life balance, and more.

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