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Assistant Professor of Statistics

Position overview

Salary range: “Off-scale salaries” and other components of pay, i.e., a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions, qualifications, and experience. A reasonable estimated salary range for this position is $108,000 to $127,000, inclusive of the salary scale and off-scale salary components.

Application Window

Open date: September 21, 2023

Most recent review date: Sunday, Nov 26, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Sunday, Jun 30, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Department of Statistics at the University of California, Davis, invites applications for several full-time faculty positions in Statistics. This search and hiring will be conducted at the assistant professor rank. The search will be primarily in the areas of Data Science, Machine Learning and Modern Statistics, but all areas of Statistics will be considered. Individuals specializing in statistical methods for large and complex or massive data are especially encouraged to apply.

A Ph.D. in Statistics or a related area is required. Candidates must possess (or demonstrate the potential to achieve) a strong record in the areas of research, teaching, and service. Candidates must also possess the ability to teach lower-division statistics courses, upper-division core courses in statistics, and graduate level statistics courses, and to be strongly committed to providing service to the department, university, and statistics communities. In connection with the new undergraduate major in Data Science housed in the Department of Statistics, teaching experience in the area of data science is preferred.

The start date for these positions is July 1, 2024. The following are required for application: cover letter, Statement of Research, Statement of Teaching, Statement of Contribution to Diversity, curriculum vitae, letters of reference, and transcripts (if PhD obtained during 2019 or later). The positions will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please submit all required materials by Sunday, November 26, 2023.

Submit application on-line via job listing at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF05214.

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment, UC Davis conducts a reference check on all first choice candidates for Academic Senate Assistant Professor or Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment, Steps 4, 5, or 6, or Acting Professor of Law positions. The reference check involves contacting the administration of the applicant’s previous institution(s) to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UC Davis requires all applicants for any open search for assistant professor to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into RECRUIT as part of their application. If an applicant does not include the signed authorization with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete, and as with any incomplete application, will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists considered for Academic Senate Assistant Professor or Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment, Steps 4, 5, or 6, or Acting Professor of Law positions will be subject to reference checks.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Research. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in Statistics or in a related field.

Teaching. Candidates must have a strong commitment to teaching. Candidates must be able to teach all lower-division statistics courses, upper-division core and graduate level statistics courses.

Service. Candidates must possess a strong commitment to providing service to the department, university and statistics community.

A demonstrated interest and the potential to achieve an outstanding record of research, teaching, and service are required for this tenure-track appointment.

Preferred qualifications (other preferred, but not required, qualifications for the position)

In connection with the new undergraduate major in Data Science housed in the Department of Statistics, teaching experience in the area of data science is preferred.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/faculty-equity-and-inclusion for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.

  • Transcripts - Required if PhD obtained during 2019 or later.
    (Optional)

  • Authorization to Release Information Form - A reference check will be completed only if you are selected as a first choice candidate. Download, complete, sign and upload the form: https://aadocs.ucdavis.edu/your-resources/forms-and-checklists/forms/ARF.pdf

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required
Apply link: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF05976

Help contact: pscully@ucdavis.edu

About UC Davis

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Job location

Davis, CA