Professor of Teaching

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  • Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences - Statistics


    Open June 29th, 2018 through December 1st, 2018


    University of California, Irvine
    Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences
    Department of Statistics
    Open Rank Professor of Teaching in Statistics

    The Department of Statistics in the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences (ICS) at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) invites applications for a faculty position as Professor of Teaching beginning July 1, 2019. The Lecturer with Security of Employment series (Professor of Teaching) requires, in addition to excellent teaching and service, that the candidate makes outstanding and recognized contributions to the development of his or her specific discipline and/or of pedagogy. The search is open-rank and we welcome applicants at the Assistant (potential security of employment; analogous to pre-tenure) or Associate/Full (security of employment; analogous to tenure) ranks. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. degree in Statistics, Biostatistics or a related field (expected by fall 2019) and provide evidence of teaching excellence. This is a full-time faculty position designed for individuals who wish to focus their careers on the development and implementation of innovative teaching strategies, professional activities, and University and public service. Professors of Teaching are members of the University of California Academic Senate and have all the usual benefits of Senate membership, including eligibility to participate in UCI's faculty housing program.

    The Department of Statistics has a strong interdisciplinary flavor, focused on developing state-of-the -art methods for solving topical data-driven problems in science and engineering, and advancing the statistical theory that underlies those methods. The Department oversees an undergraduate major in Data Science and a minor in Statistics, as well as MS and PhD degrees in Statistics. Undergraduate courses include non-calculus based statistics and biostatistics, and more advanced courses in probability, mathematical statistics, and statistical methodology. Graduate courses in statistical methodology are also offered for students from other disciplines. Responsibilities of the Professor of Teaching position include teaching within this curriculum, development of novel teaching strategies, training and oversight of graduate teaching assistants, and the potential for a leadership role in the UCI undergraduate major in Data Science, and minor in Statistics.

    The University of California, Irvine is ranked as a top ten public university by U.S. News and World Report, and has been identified by the New York Times as No. 1 among U.S. universities that do the most for low-income students. UCI is located in Orange County, 4 miles from the Pacific Ocean and 45 miles south of Los Angeles. Irvine is one of the safest communities in the U.S. and offers a very pleasant year-round climate, numerous recreational and cultural opportunities, and one of the highest-ranked public school systems in the nation.

    Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, graduate transcript (for applicants at the assistant rank), statement of teaching philosophy, statement of educational research goals, statement of contributions to diversity, and three letters of recommendation. Please refer to the following web site for instructions:, listed under the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences.

    To ensure your application is given full consideration, files should be completed by December 1, 2018. Priority will be given to applications received by the date.

    The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.
    Job location Irvine, CA


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    Posted: 11/1/2018
    Application Due: 12/31/2018
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