Visiting Assistant Professor

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Visiting Assistant Professor




College of Arts and Sciences


CAS Statistics

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Part/Full Time:

Full Time

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Full-time Equivalent (FTE)

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9 months

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Professional Track

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Advertised Job Summary:

The Department of Statistics at the University of South Carolina, Columbia invites applications for two Visiting Assistant Professor positions in Statistics and Data Science. A successful applicant is expected to teach service courses to undergraduate students and courses to undergraduate and graduate majors in statistics. Additional opportunities to collaborate on research, both within and outside the department, are available and will be encouraged.

The start date is August 16, 2021, with a 9-month salary of $65,000. This is an annual appointment that may be renewed for an additional year, contingent upon satisfactory performance, departmental needs, and the availability of funding.

The Department currently consists of twelve tenured/tenure-track faculty and five full-time instructors. Current research areas of the faculty include survival analysis, big data/data science, Bayesian methods, latent variable models, semiparametric and nonparametric methods, functional data analysis, mathematical statistics, stochastic processes, and statistical genetics. The Department has about 30 full-time graduate students and offers PhD, MS, and BS degrees. For more information about the University and the Department, see and, respectively.

Required Education and Experience:

Applicants must have a PhD in the statistical sciences and must be committed to excellence in teaching.

Preferred Qualifications:

Teaching and research experience.

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Special Instructions to Applicant:

Review of applications will begin immediately; for full consideration, complete applications must be received no later than April 1, 2021.

Inquiries about the position may be sent to [email protected]

Candidates should be prepared to upload a CV, a cover letter, research and teaching statements, and the names and contact information, including telephone number and email address, of three references.

Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

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The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.




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Posted: 2/21/2021
Application Due: 4/13/2021
Work Type: Full Time