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Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics & Data Sciences (2018)

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Department of Statistics and Data Sciences - College of Natural Sciences - The University of Texas at Austin
Location: Austin, TX
Open: Sep 25, 2018 • Close: Jan 15, 2019


Description
The Department of Statistics and Data Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a faculty appointment at the level of Assistant Professor, to begin in Fall 2019.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate statistics courses, develop an independent research program, supervise graduate students, collaborate with other faculty, and be involved in service to the university and the profession.

The Department of Statistics and Data Sciences currently has 14 tenured and tenure-track faculty in statistics, biostatistics, and machine learning whose associative affiliations encompass biology, business, computer science, medicine, population health, engineering, and mathematics. The department is growing rapidly into a globally recognized center of excellence for research and education in statistical methodology, applied statistics, computationally intensive statistical methods, and machine learning. The department sits amid one of the most intellectually vibrant universities in the country, with abundant opportunities for interdisciplinary research within the College of Natural Sciences and across the LBJ School of Public Policy, the McCombs School of Business, Dell Medical School, the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, and many other research entities across the campus. A partnership with the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) provides access to world-class computing resources. The department is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural and diverse environment. We are therefore interested in candidates who will contribute to such diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service.

More information about the department is here.


Qualifications
Full consideration will be given to applicants with research interests in any area of statistical applications, theory, or methods. The minimum qualification is a doctoral degree; strong applicants whose primary degree is not in statistics, machine learning, data science or a related area will also be considered, as long as their research exhibits independence and excellence in one of these areas.


Application Instructions
All applicants should submit a CV and a statement of research interests, and should arrange for three letters of support to be provided under separate cover. Applicants should not submit any supplemental material. However, applicants' CVs should include links to a web site (or sites) where all papers and software packages listed on the CV can be downloaded.

The application pool will remain open until the position is filled, but screening will begin on 3 December 2018.

Background check conducted on applicant selected.


The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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Posted: 11/25/2018
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