Assistant Professor, Statistics

Assistant Professor, Statistics

Position Information

Position Number 38424

Class Title

   Assistant Professor, Statistics

   Administrative Title

   No Administrative Function

Job Description

The Department of Statistics at the University of Central Florida (UCF) seeks to hire two nine-month, tenure-track assistant professors of statistics anticipated to begin in August 2019. The successful candidates will contribute to teaching in the undergraduate and graduate programs and are expected to develop an externally funded, nationally competitive research program in big data analytics.

A competitive startup package is available. The Department of Statistics at UCF currently offers a B.S. in Statistics, a B.S. in Actuarial Science, an

M.S. in Statistical Computing, with a track in Data Mining, and a Ph.D. in Big Data Analytics.

The University of Central Florida, the nation’s second-largest university with more than 67,000 students, has grown in size, quality, diversity, and reputation in its first 50 years. Today, the university offers more than 200 degree programs at its main campus in Orlando and more than a dozen other locations. UCF is an economic engine attracting and supporting industries vital to the region’s future while providing students with real-world experience that helps them succeed after graduation. For more information about UCF, visit For more information about the Department of Statistics, contact the department at 407-823-5562 or visit the department’s website at

Position Minimum Qualifications

A Ph.D. in statistics or a closely related field from a regionally accredited institution by the start of appointment is required. All but dissertation (ABD) will be considered as long as the doctorate is completed by the date of hire.


Preference will be given to those with teaching experience in data mining and big data analytics, statistical machine learning, or a willingness to teach courses in these areas.

Special Conditions

Applicants who apply for this position will also be considered for position number 30272.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented

populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed

at: As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

Additional Application Materials Required

UCF requires all applications and supporting documents to be submitted electronically through the Human Resources website,

In addition to the online application, interested candidates should upload the following: a letter of interest, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests, a curriculum vitae (CV), graduate transcripts, and a list of three professional references with their contact information. Arrange to have three letters of professional reference sent to Professor David Nickerson at

Note: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date.

For questions about the position, please contact Dr. David Nickerson, search committee chair, at

Review of applications will begin December 3, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.



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Orlando (Main)

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