University of Chicago, Department of Statistics

Position ID: Stats-IP [#15667]
Position Title: Instructional Professor (open rank)
Position Type: Other
Position Location: Chicago, Illinois 60637, United States [map]
Subject Area: Statistics
Application Deadline: (posted 2020/02/12, listed until 2020/08/12)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Statistics in the Physical Sciences Division at the University of Chicago invites applications for educators of Statistics to help grow our existing program. We invite applications for a position as an Instructional Professor (open rank). The selected candidate will be appointed at the rank of Assistant Instructional Professor, Associate Instructional Professor, or Instructional Professor, depending on qualifications and educational background. The appointment will be for a term of up to five years. This is a career-track position with potential progression, competitive salary, and benefits. We particularly seek individuals who are committed to help us continue to develop our educational mission in statistics and data science. The terms and conditions of employment for this position are covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the University.


By the time of hire candidates must have completed all requirements for the PhD in statistics or some field of mathematics or science where statistical concepts or methods play an important role. Prior college teaching experience, either as an instructor of record or as a teaching assistant, is required. Candidates who are qualified to teach undergraduate courses in one or more of the following areas are preferred: theoretical and applied statistics, data science, machine learning.

Application Instructions

Applications must be submitted online through the University of Chicago’s Academic Jobs website: Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2020 and will continue until all positions are filled.

The following materials are required: •cover letter; •curriculum vitae including teaching experience and publications; •description of teaching philosophy and experience; ability to interact with a diverse group of students is valued; •contact information for three references who can provide confidential letters of evaluation.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

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