Department of Statistics seeks applicants for Open Rank Faculty Positions in Statistics and Data Science


The Department of Statistics at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign invites applications for an open rank faculty (Assistant/Associate/Full Professor) position in Statistics and Data Science (100% for 9 months). All areas of Statistics and Data Science are welcome. The anticipated starting date is August 16, 2023. Salary is competitive.

The Illinois College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. Faculty in the College create knowledge, address critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge, and prepare students for lives of impact in the state, nation, and globally. To meet these objectives, the College embraces and values diversity and difference through hiring faculty candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community.

The Department of Statistics is a vibrant, growing department with nearly 1000 undergraduate majors and 200 graduate students, and a rich history of research in statistical theory, methods and computation as well as machine learning and other 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.

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 or a related field at time of appointment. Candidates whose Ph.D. may be delayed but 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. Applicants at the assistant professor level should provide evidence of potential for research and teaching excellence. Applicants at the associate/full professor level should provide evidence of established research and teaching excellence appropriate for appointment with tenure.

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Application Instructions – all applications:

To apply, create your candidate profile through and submit application materials by November 1, 2022. Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board will be considered. To ensure full consideration, applications must be submitted by November 1, 2022. Interviews may take place before the closing date, but all applications received by the closing date will receive full consideration for an open position.

For Assistant Professor applicants:

Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcriptsresearch and teaching statements, diversity statement, and up to 3 representative publications.   An email request for contact information for three professional references will be sent to you 1-2 business days after your application is submitted. Once the contact information for the references is uploaded into the system, their letters will be invited.

For Associate/Full Professor applicants:

Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, diversity statement, and contact information for three professional references. After a review of the applicant’s record, the search committee may then solicit letters of reference.

Questions about the position or application procedures may be directed to

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The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing