Assistant Professor of Statistics General Faculty

Job description

Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-02-18
Req: R0022140

The Department of Statistics at the University of Virginia (UVA) College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences invites applicants for a the position of Assistant Professor, General Faculty. This is a three-year, tenure-ineligible appointment with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon available funding, satisfactory performance, and need for the position. This position includes the possibility of promotion to Associate and Full Professor.

The Department is experiencing increased student demand in both statistics and computing, especially at the undergraduate level, so we welcome those whose teaching spans statistical methodology, introductory statistics, and statistical computation. The appointment begins with Fall term of 2021.

The successful candidate will teach three courses per semester, typically with only one or two distinct course preparations. Additionally, they will have the opportunity to develop new courses and direct undergraduate projects, as well as participate in the department’s strategic plans for expanding undergraduate interdisciplinary programs and activities, including engaging underrepresented students. Professional activity that enhances teaching is strongly encouraged. The salary is market-competitive, and optional summer teaching for additional compensation is usually available.

The Department of Statistics at UVA was established in 1999 and currently has 17 research and teaching faculty. The Department works closely with the Biostatistics Department at the Medical School, Quantitative Collaborative (Social Sciences), the newly created School of Data Science, and other departments and schools. Faculty interests range from theoretical to applied statistics (including statistics in the social, medical, and physical sciences), and we supervise a growing number of students at all levels. The department offers Bachelor, Master, and Ph.D. degrees in Statistics.

A Ph.D. in Statistics or Biostatistics, or a related field, is required by the start date. Previous teaching experience in statistics, or a related field, is required.

Application Process:

Please apply online at and attach the following documents:

  • Cover letter that addresses your interest in the role, qualifications, and past experience working on issues of diversity, equity, inclusion and/or working with diverse populations, especially in the classroom.
  • CV.
  • Statement of teaching philosophy and experience.
  • Summary of teaching evaluations that includes relevant numerical summaries and written comments that reflect your qualifications.
  • Contact information for at least 3 references.

Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box.

Application Deadline:

Review of applications will begin March 20, 2021, but the position will remain open until filled. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.

For questions regarding the position or application process contact, Rich Haverstrom, Faculty Search Adviser, at

For questions regarding the position in the Statistics department, please contact Gretchen Martinet, Search Committee Chair, at

Centrally located in Virginia, Charlottesville boasts a thriving intellectual community and cultural life, with easy access to recreational venues and convenient travel to Richmond, Washington D.C. and Research Triangle Park, which combine to make UVA a most desirable place to live and work. For more information about UVA and the area, please visit

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The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.




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Job No:
Posted: 2/19/2021
Application Due: 5/27/2021
Work Type: Full Time