Madison, WI
Dec 01, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 96020-FA

Work Type: Faculty-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Instructional, Research, Scientific

Employment Class: Faculty

Position Vacancy ID: 96020-FA

Working Title: Assistant Professor of Statistics


FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: AUGUST 19, 2019

Term: N/A

Advertised Salary:

ACADEMIC (9 months)

Degree and Area of Specialization:

PhD in Statistics or related quantitative field

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Demonstrated excellence or demonstrated potential for excellence in statistics research. Experience in methodological research in data science, machine learning, statistical computing, Bayesian statistics, or statistical modeling is highly desirable. Ability to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels in one or more of these areas or in statistical consulting is preferred. Other desirable attributes include excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to interact with an interdisciplinary and collaborative intellectual community.

License or certificate:

Position Summary:

Summary: The successful applicants will join a leading statistics department, and will be expected to engage in research, teaching, and graduate student training at the forefront of the discipline.

Duties: The incumbent will teach three semester-length statistics courses per year; participate in the training of graduate students; conduct research on statistical theory, methods, and application; publish in leading journals in statistics, data science, and closely related fields and present them at national and international meetings; and participate in professional and university service and outreach.

Additional Information:

The Department has 21 regular faculty members and more than 180 graduate students. Many faculty members have joint appointments in other departments. The Department is well known for its strong interplay between statistical theory, methodology, and practice. The University of Wisconsin-Madison ranks among the top universities in the country in research expenditures and provides excellent support for faculty seeking external funding. Internal research support is available from funds provided by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. Madison is a pleasant medium-sized city (about 250,000 population) located in the lake region of southern Wisconsin. It is the state capital with a large base for educational research and government activities as well as university-industry interaction. The university and community offer outstanding intellectual, cultural and recreational activities. Madison's quality of life always ranks very high among cities of comparable size as a place to work and live.


Jun Zhu
[email protected]
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Instructions to applicants:

Interested candidates can find the position announcement at (PVL 96020); click on "Apply Now" to begin the process.

Applicants should submit a single PDF that includes: a letter of interest, a detailed resume, a copy of university transcripts, a research statement that includes a summary of dissertation and publications, and a teaching statement.

In addition, you will be asked for the names and contact information for three references. References will be contacted upon application submission and asked to upload a signed letter of reference. At least one of the references should address the applicant's effectiveness as a teacher.

Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2018 Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

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Advertised: Oct 1 2018 Central Daylight Time