Open Rank Professor

Working Title: Open Rank Professor

Position Type: Teaching and Research Faculty

Department: Department of Statistics

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 09-21-2015

Posting Summary:
The Department of Statistics at the University of Virginia invites applicants for one open rank tenure-track/tenured position (Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, as appropriate). Applicants must present evidence of outstanding accomplishments and promise in both research and teaching. We seek candidates dedicated to our mission of excellence, attracted to our President's "Big Data" initiative, and passionate about teaching in a world-class institution.

In addition to developing external funding to support research endeavors, candidates will be expected to teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels and provide service to the University, department and professional organizations. The anticipated appointment start date is August 25, 2016.

The Department of Statistics at the University of Virginia was established in 1989 and currently has 12 faculty members. The Department works closely with the Biostatistics Department at the University Medical School, Quantitative Collaborative and other departments on campus. Faculty interests range from theoretical to applied statistics (including statistics in the social, medical, and forensic sciences) and we supervise a growing number of students at all levels. The department offers the Bachelor of Arts, Masters of Science and PhD degrees. The University strategic plan emphasizes computational science and large-scale data analysis. Centrally located in Virginia, Charlottesville boasts a thriving cultural life, with easy access to recreational venues and convenient travel to Richmond, Washington D.C. and SAMSI, which combine to make UVa a most desirable place to live and work.

Applicants must be on track to receive a Ph.D. in Statistics or a related field by May 2016 and must hold a Ph.D. at the time of appointment.

Application Instructions:
Review of applications will begin November 28, 2015; however, the position will remain open until filled.

To apply, candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa (, search on posting number 0617303 and attach the following required documents: letter, curriculum vitae, statement describing research interest, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for at least three references.

For all questions, please contact Karen Dalton, (434) 924-3222.

The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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