Open Rank Faculty Position Search in Statistics and Data Science

Date

09/06/18

The Department of Statistics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position in Statistics and Data Science (100% for 9 months). Areas of emphasis include statistical methods and computation methods for big data, computational statistics, biological and health sciences, statistical machine learning, causal inference, graphical models and sampling and design for large-scale studies, but all areas of Statistics and Data Science are welcome. The anticipated starting date is August 16, 2019. Salary is competitive.

Successful candidates are expected to teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, establish and maintain an active and independent research program, and provide service to the department, the university and the profession. We particularly encourage applications from candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and service, to the diversity and excellence of the department and university community.

Candidates are required to have  a PhD in Statistics, Biostatistics, Data Science, Computer Science, Engineering or a related field. Candidates who will complete all the Ph.D. requirements within the first appointment year may be appointed at the rank of Instructor. After the Ph.D. requirement is met, the appointment will be changed to Assistant Professor.  Candidates must have a strong research record as well as demonstrate excellence in teaching appropriate with rank sought.

The Department of Statistics is a vibrant, growing department with over 600 undergraduate majors, over 150 graduate students, and a rich history of research in statistical theory and methods as well as interdisciplinary applications. The University of Illinois is a premier public institution providing an outstanding environment for research, educational innovation, and outreach to the public and private sectors. The Research Park at the University of Illinois is a leading technology hub with 120+ companies present in the park. The University also has an active and successful dual-career program for academic couples. Champaign-Urbana is a lively, connected community with a metro area population of over 230,000.

To apply, create your candidate profile through https://jobs.illinois.edu and submit application materials by November 1, 2018. Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board will be considered. To ensure full consideration, applications must be submitted by November 1, 2018. In your cover letter please state which rank you wish to be considered for. In their letter of application, candidates are encouraged to describe their contributions to or thoughts about diversifying the profession. Interviews may take place before the closing date, but all applications received by the closing date will receive full consideration for an open position.

Application Instructions Assistant Professor applicants:

Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, up to 3 representative publications, statement of teaching and research interests, and contact information for three professional references.  Referees will be contacted electronically within 1-2 business days after submission of the application.

Application Instructions Associate/Full Professor applicants:

Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements and contact information for at least three professional references. After a review of the application material, the search committee may then contact the applicant about soliciting letters of reference.

Questions about the position or application procedures may be directed to stat-search@illinois.edu.

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The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu

 

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