Assistant Professor: Data Scientist

Job description

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at San Diego State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Data Science, beginning in Fall 2020. Focused research areas include but are not limited to data analytics, computational statistics, statistical visualization, large-scale statistical analysis, and analysis of massive (big) data. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Statistics, Biostatistics, or a closely related field, and demonstrate excellent teaching skills and outstanding research potential. Preference may be given to candidates in the focused research areas described above and to those who would be able to augment or interact with existing groups within the Division of Statistics. Candidates should demonstrate the potential and commitment to seek extramural funding. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in our PhD program in Computational Science, as well as in our BS and MS programs in Statistics, Biostatistics, and Data Science.

SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all. SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups. The College of Sciences is host to a large number of federally-funded minority training programs (described at

Applications should include: a cover letter, curriculum vita, a statement of research program, and three letters of recommendation. Application materials should be sent to Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

This position may also be eligible for the SDSU Building on Inclusive Excellence (BIE) hiring program that creates additional faculty lines for candidates who meet two or more of the criteria listed in  To be considered for one of these additional BIE hires, candidates should identify in their letter of application how they meet two or more of the criteria.

SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated report" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.




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Posted: 8/12/2019
Application Due: 10/11/2019
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