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Open Rank Professor of Data Science in Statistics

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The Department of Statistics ( at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), invites applications for a tenure-track assistant or tenured associate/full professor position beginning July 1, 2018. This position is part of a collaborative hiring effort across the Departments of Statistics and Computer Science at the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences at UCI.

The Department of Statistics has an interdisciplinary focus, with an emphasis on developing methods to solve applied problems and advancing the statistical theory that underlies those methods. We are searching for faculty with strong research potential, a commitment to excellence in teaching, and enthusiasm for helping our department continue to grow. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree (or expected by Fall 2018) in statistics, biostatistics or a related field. Candidates with research interests in all areas of statistics will be considered; the department has particular interest in individuals with research areas relevant to temporal and/or spatial data.

The University of California, Irvine is part of the premier public university system in the world. UCI is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), is ranked as a top ten public university by U.S. News and World Report, and was 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.

Completed applications require that a cover letter, curriculum vita, graduate transcripts (for assistant professor candidates), sample research publications, three letters of recommendation, statements on teaching and research, and a statement on previous and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion should be uploaded electronically. Please refer to the following web site for instructions The review of applications will begin December 15, 2017.

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

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching and Research

  • 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

  • Sample Research Publications

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required