College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Open Rank Faculty in Statistics & Data Science, Department of

Open Rank Faculty Position in Statistics and Data Science

The Department of Statistics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position in Statistics and Data Science (100% for 9 months). Areas of emphasis include statistical methods and computation methods for big data, computational statistics, biological and health sciences, statistical machine learning, causal inference, graphical models and sampling and design for large-scale studies, but all areas of Statistics and Data Science are welcome.

Applicants must have a PhD in Statistics, Biostatistics, Data Science, Computer Science, Engineering or related fields at time of appointment. Applicants at the assistant professor level must show potential to publish in the top disciplinary journals and/or high-impact publications in applied areas, and demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching. Candidates with superior qualifications who will complete all the Ph.D. requirements within the first appointment year may be appointed at the rank of Lecturer. After the Ph.D. requirement is met, the appointment will be changed to Assistant Professor.

Applicants at the associate/full professor level must have an outstanding research record and excellence in teaching appropriate for appointment with tenure.

Successful candidates are expected to teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, establish and maintain an active and independent research program, and provide service to the department, the university and the profession. The anticipated starting date is August 16, 2018. Salary is competitive.

The Department of Statistics is a vibrant, growing department with over 400 undergraduate majors, over 150 graduate students, and a rich history of research in statistical theory and methods as well as interdisciplinary applications. The University of Illinois has leading research and graduate programs in Computational Science and Engineering and offers abundant resources and opportunities for collaboration with leading researchers in Engineering, the life sciences, and medical and health sciences. Notably, the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology is a world leader for research in biology, engineering, behavioral and cognitive sciences and neuroscience; the Institute for Genomic Biology is home of groundbreaking research in systems biology and genome technology; and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) hosts the Blue Waters project for sustained petascale computing as well as dedicated campus supercomputing facilities.

To apply, create your candidate profile through and submit application materials by November 15, 2017. Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board will be considered. To ensure full consideration, applications must be submitted by November 15, 2017. In your cover letter please state which rank you wish to be considered for. Interviews may take place before the closing date, but all applications received by the closing date will receive full consideration for an open position.

Application Instructions Assistant Professor applicants:

Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, up to 3 representative publications, statement of teaching and research interests, and contact information for three professional references. Referees will be contacted electronically within 1-2 business days after submission of the application.

Application Instructions Associate/Full Professor applicants:

Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements and contact information for at least three professional references. After a review of the application material, the search committee may then contact the applicant about soliciting letters of reference.

Questions about the position or application procedures may be directed to Professor Annie Qu, at

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The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit To learn more about the University's commitment to diversity, please visit

College Name or Administrative Unit: Liberal Arts & Sciences
Category: Faculty and Other Academic
Title: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Open Rank Faculty in Statistics & Data Science, Department of Statistics (F1700085)
Open Date: 08/11/2017
Organization Name: Statistics