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Assistant Professor of Statistics, General Faculty

University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA

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Engineering & Mathematics, Mathematics, Statistics
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

The Department of Statistics at the University of Virginia (UVA), College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, invites applicants for two positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, General Faculty.

These positions are non-tenure track. One position will carry a three-year contract and the other will carry a one-year contract. Successful candidates will teach three courses per semester, typically with only one or two distinct course preparations. Other duties, in particular for the three-year candidate, include student advising, curriculum development, and other departmental and university service. Annual reviews are based primarily on teaching and service; professional activity that enhances teaching is strongly encouraged.

The area of specialization is open, but the Department is experiencing increased student demand in both statistics and computing, so we particularly welcome those whose teaching experience spans statistics, computing, and computational sciences.

The appointment begins in fall term of 2023. The salary is market-competitive, and optional summer teaching for additional compensation is usually available. Renewal is possible depending on annual reviews and Department needs, though it is not presently anticipated.

The Department of Statistics at UVA was established in 1999 and currently has 16 research and teaching faculty. The Department works closely with the Biostatistics Department at the Medical School, the 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 of Science, Bachelor of Arts, Master of Science, and Ph.D. degrees in Statistics.


Applicants must have Ph.D. in Statistics, Biostatistics, or a related field, by start date. Previous teaching, grading, and/or tutoring experience, preferably in the context of a university that offers large undergraduate courses in statistics, is desirable.

Application Process:

Please apply online at and attach the following documents with your application:

a cover letter that addresses your interest in the position, qualifications, and past experience with undergraduate students and working on issues of diversity, equity and inclusion and/or with diverse populations and/or cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture; CV; statement of teaching philosophy and experience; and contact information for 3 references.

Please note, these items may be combined into a single PDF and uploaded at the web address above.

Application Deadline:

Review of applications will begin May 27, 2023. To ensure priority consideration, all application materials must be received by May 27, 2023. The position will remain open until filled. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.

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

For questions regarding the position in the Statistics Department, please contact Justin Weinstock, 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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COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines

Please visit the UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpage prior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirements and guidelines for employment at UVA.

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.


In 1819, the University of Virginia established a new model for intellectual exchange and cross-disciplinary collaboration in higher education. Two hundred years later, as a major research institution, we continue to challenge conventions, lead with ingenuity and advance knowledge for the common good.

What began as an innovative idea has become one of the nation’s leading public research universities, with over 21,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. UVA also has over 3,000 full-time faculty offering more than 400 degrees.

Each of the University’s eleven schools has its own distinctive mission, working together to garner consistently high rankings—including #2 Best Value Public College (Princeton Review, 2016), #3 Public University in the Nation (U.S. News & World Report, 2016), and #3 Best Value Among Public Colleges (Kiplinger’s, 2016).  

As we invest in and strengthen our research capabilities, UVA seeks new faculty ready to uncover new insights, rewrite old rules and collaborate on intellectual discoveries.


As an R1 institution, the University’s research centers, consortia and laboratories are on the leading edge of discovery and technology, offering collaborative spaces for students and faculty to solve global problems.

Our professors are recognized members of major national scholarly and professional organizations, including the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Our faculty’s engagement in interdisciplinary research is being facilitated by new research institutes specializing in everything from big data to brain functioning, and by cluster hires across schools.


UVA is also home to a nationally renowned academic medical center and the UVA Health System, which serves a three-part mission to treat patients, conduct translational research and train medical practitioners in a wide variety of disciplines.

Established as the nation’s 10th medical school in 1825, the institution has since grown to include a 612-bed hospital and a Level I trauma center, nationally recognized cancer and heart centers, a Children’s Hospital, and primary and specialty clinics throughout Central Virginia.

The UVA Medical Center is consistently ranked among the nation’s best hospitals by the U.S. News & World Report magazine and has been named among the top 25 percent in seven specialties.


The vast majority of UVA students come from the top 10% of their high school class, as well as from all 50 states, over 142 countries and a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds. Despite their diversity, all UVA students share a love of learning and a drive to achieve.

One of the reasons students choose Virginia is our unique residential culture. At UVA, the community of students, faculty and staff personifies the Jeffersonian idea that living and learning are connected. The Academical Village was constructed to support a unique residential experience, with faculty living in the Pavilions, students occupying Lawn rooms and the world-famous Rotunda at its heart. The University’s residential culture continues to support this experience today—strengthened by students, faculty and staff rich in backgrounds, ideas and perspectives. Our unique culture is also paying dividends in innovation:  UVA’s faculty have generated more than 130 patents since 2010.

Perhaps most importantly, faculty come to UVA knowing that instruction is as important as research, and they pride themselves on their many teaching awards.  Our best professors look for ways to encourage, mentor and develop tomorrow’s leaders inside and outside the classroom.


Living in Charlottesville you’ll find sophisticated restaurants, world-renowned wineries and breweries, cosmopolitan arts and music, friendly urban and suburban neighborhoods and a Piedmont landscape that has lured adventurous souls for centuries.  No wonder the U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research named Charlottesville the “happiest city in America” in 2014.

In addition to UVA and its health system, several major employers have facilities in Charlottesville, including State Farm, Northrop Grumman, the U.S. Department of Defense, GE and others.  Charlottesville is also becoming a center for innovative start-up businesses.  The University also actively helps spouses and partners of faculty members build their networks and pursue employment opportunities with a wide variety of area employers. 

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, qualified individuals with disabilities are protected from discrimination and may be entitled to reasonable accommodations to assist in their pursuit of employment at the University. This includes assistance in completing the online job application as well as reasonable accommodations during the interview process. Please contact the UHR Service Center: 434.982.0123 to request assistance.

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