University of California, Santa Barbara, Statistics and Applied Probability

Position ID: UCSBSAPP-JPF01329 [#13235, JPF01329]
Position Title: Visiting Faculty Position (VAP) - Statistics/Applied Probability/Actuarial Science
Position Type: Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Santa Barbara, California 93106-3110, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Statistics/Applied Probability/Actuarial Science
Application Deadline: 2018/12/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2018/11/21, finished 2019/06/02, listed until 2019/10/31)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Statistics and Applied Probability at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for Visiting Assistant Professor faculty positions in Statistics for the 2019-2020 academic year (with the possibility of renewal up to 3 years), with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2019. Candidates whose research and teaching interests overlap with our new research group in Data Science are especially encouraged to apply. The Department comprises 15 permanent faculty members, as well as more than half a dozen visitors and postdocs. Our vibrant research atmosphere is driven by interdisciplinary research groups in Data Science, Biostatistics, and Financial and Actuarial Mathematics. The Department offers three different Undergraduate Majors, an MA in Applied Statistics and an extensive PhD program. A full year Visiting Assistant Professor appointment carries a teaching load of 5 one-quarter courses per year. Departmental teaching includes upper-division undergraduate courses in statistics, regression, time-series, design of experiments, statistical computing, probability and stochastic processes. Subject to budgetary approval, some positions will carry a reduced teaching load. Applicants must have completed all requirements for a PhD (or equivalent) except the dissertation at the time of application and should have completed their PhD (or equivalent) by the time of appointment. Successful applicants will demonstrate or show strong promise for undergraduate teaching, collaborative research and synergies with UCSB Statistics and Applied Probability faculty. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service as appropriate to the position. Applications should be submitted electronically, and must include: • Cover letter • Curriculum vitae • Statement of research • Statement of teaching • Applicants will need to arrange for 3 references to submit letters of recommendation on their behalf via the recruitment website. At least one letter should describe teaching accomplishments. • Applicants are also strongly encouraged to submit an optional statement on Contributions to Diversity. Applications received by December 1, 2018 will be given priority consideration, but the position will remain open until filled. To apply please visit

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Contact: Nancy Emerson, (805)893-2129, (805)893-4867 (fax)
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Statistics and Applied Probability
UC Santa Barbara
5607A South Hall
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-3110
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