tenure-track Assistant Professors of Statistics

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ASSISTANT PROFESSORS

DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS AND DATA SCIENCE

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA

The Department of Statistics and Data Science at UCF seeks to hire two nine­month, tenure-track Assistant Professors of Statistics anticipated to begin in August 2020.  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 and Data Science 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.

A Ph.D. in Statistics, Data Science or a closely related field from a regionally accredited institution by the start of hire 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.

UCF requires all applications and supporting documents to be submitted electronically through the Human Resources website, https://www.ucf.edu/jobs/. In addition to the online application, interested candidates should upload the following: letter of interest, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests, curriculum vitae (CV), graduate transcripts, and a list of three references with their contact information. For questions about the position, please contact Dr. Morgan C. Wang, search committee chair, at Chung-Ching.Wang@ucf.edu.

Review of applications will begin December 6, 2019 and continue until the positon is filled. Applicants who apply for this position will also be considered for position number 38424. For more information contact the department at 407-823-5562 or visit the department's web site at http://sciences.ucf.edu/statistics/.

The University of Central Florida, the nation’s second-largest university with more than 68,000 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, visit http://ucf.edu.

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: http://eeo.ucf.edu/documents/PresidentsStatement.pdf. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.