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Professor of Teaching in Statistics

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University of California, Irvine
Department of Statistics
Open Rank Professor of Teaching in Statistics

The Department of Statistics at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) invites applications for a faculty position as Professor of Teaching. With an emphasis on teaching, this position includes an expectation of research and service contributing to instruction and pedagogy. This position parallels the tenure-track faculty series. The search is open-rank implying that we are inviting applicants at the Assistant (potential security of employment; analogous to pre-tenure) or Associate/Full (security of employment; analogous to tenure) ranks. Applicants are expected to hold a Ph.D. degree in Statistics, Biostatistics or a related field and provide evidence of teaching excellence. This is a full-time faculty position designed for individuals who wish to focus their careers on teaching, professional activities, and University and public service. Professors of Teaching are members of the University of California Academic Senate and have all the usual benefits of Senate membership.

The Department of Statistics has a strong interdisciplinary flavor, focused on developing methods to solve applied problems and advancing the statistical theory that underlies those methods. The Department oversees an undergraduate major in Data Science and a minor in Statistics, as well as MS and PhD degrees in Statistics. Undergraduate courses include non-calculus based statistics and biostatistics, and more advanced courses in probability, mathematical statistics, and statistical methodology. Graduate courses in statistical methodology are also offered for students from other disciplines. Responsibilities of the Professor of Teaching position include teaching within this curriculum, training and oversight of graduate teaching assistants, and/or coordination of the undergraduate curriculum major in Data Science, and minor in Statistics.

The University of California, Irvine is ranked as a top ten public university by U.S. News and World Report, and has been identified by the New York Times as No. 1 among U.S. universities that do the most for low-income students. UCI is located in Orange County, 4 miles from the Pacific Ocean and 45 miles south of Los Angeles. Irvine is one of the safest communities in the U.S. and offers a very pleasant year-round climate, numerous recreational and cultural opportunities, and one of the highest-ranked public school systems in the nation.
Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, graduate transcript (for applicants at the assistant rank), statement of teaching philosophy, statement of contributions to diversity, and three letters of recommendation. Please refer to the following web site for instructions:, listed under the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences.

To ensure your application is given full consideration, files should be completed by December 15, 2017. Priority will be given to applications received by the date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Job location

Irvine, CA


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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.

  • Graduate Transcript - Required for applicants at the assistant rank

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required