Santa Clara University

Position ID: 3330-APSAM [#23901]
Position Title: Assistant Professor for Statistics in Applied Mathematics Department
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Santa Clara, California 95053, United States
Application Deadline: none (posted 2023/11/17)
Position Description:    

Assistant Professor for Statistics in Applied Mathematics Department

Position Type:
Assistant Professor for Statistics in Applied Mathematics Department

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Salary Range:

$109,080 - $121,131 Based on experience, education, and expertise.



The Department of Applied Mathematics at Santa Clara University invites applications for a tenure-track position at a rank to be determined by the qualifications of the successful candidate. The department is particularly interested in candidates with a background in probability and advanced statistics, who should be able to teach any courses related to those areas that are required for statistical learning (supervised and unsupervised), machine learning, deep learning, and data analytics. The School of Engineering is creating an M.S. program in AI to be housed in the department, and the successful candidate will play an important role in the teaching and supervision of the fundamental courses required.

Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university, located in the heart of Silicon Valley. Distinguished by the highest retention rate and previously ranked first among all regional universities in the West by U.S. News and World Report, Santa Clara University is now elevated to a new category in national rankings, ”Doctoral/Professional Universities.” Santa Clara University's ranking in the 2022 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, #55. Santa Clara University is California's oldest operating institution of higher-education.

The School of Engineering is committed to improving the human condition through engineering education, practice, and scholarship, promoting the University's mission to fashion a more humane, just and sustainable world. SCU maintains small class sizes and promotes close faculty/student interaction. The University enrollment is approximately 5,900 undergraduate and 3,000 graduate students.

The Department of Applied Mathematics only offers M.S. degrees, with 4 full-time faculty, and a strong pool of approximately 10 part-time adjunct faculty. The School of Engineering maintains strong ties to local industry. SCU is committed to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion; we seek candidates whose research, teaching, and/or service have prepared them to help fulfill these commitments. All SCU faculty engage in teaching, research and service.


The ideal candidate will express enthusiasm for teaching lower and upper division undergraduate and graduate courses in areas of specialization, fulfilling all responsibilities related to those courses, and for engaging students from diverse backgrounds in learning. The candidate will demonstrate a passion for developing an active research program appropriate to Santa Clara University's mission that leads to high-quality research publications, research funding applications, and engaging students as participants. Successful candidates will be expected to develop their own scholarly research, mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. We welcome candidates ready to contribute to our mission to educate citizens and leaders of competence, conscience, and compassion and cultivate knowledge and faith to build a more humane, just, and sustainable world. We especially encourage applicants whose goals and professional or life experiences enrich the department and school community and who can serve as a role model to a diverse student population.

Additional Information:

Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected category in accordance with applicable law. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.

Basic Qualifications:

Applicants must hold a doctorate in statistics, mathematics, applied mathematics, or in a closely related field; have demonstrated a strong publication record in top venues; and have a strong commitment and ability to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in areas of specialization and courses of a fundamental/core nature, and fulfilling all responsibilities related to those courses. The standard academic year course load for tenured and tenure-track positions is seven quarter-level course equivalents, generally with a one-course equivalent reduction for scholarly or creative work. The first-year tenure-track assistant professor is granted an additional one course release. Course equivalents include lectures and supervision of labs, theses, dissertations, and projects, distributed across three quarters of 10 weeks each. Each quarter is 10 weeks excluding the final exams week. Developing a research program that leads to high-quality publications, and engages students as participants in that research. Appropriate service to the department, school, university, and profession.
Start Date: 09/01/2024
Posting Detail Information:
  • Open Date: With immediate effect
  • Close Date: Review of applications will begin on December 5, 2023
  • Open Until Filled: yes

    Special Instructions to Applicants:

    Applicants should upload a letter of application, three statements, a detailed CV, and the names and contact information of three professional references. All applications MUST include the following required documents:
  • Letter of interest.
  • Statement of research interests, statement of teaching interests, and statement of equity, diversity and inclusion (an equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) statement describes past, present, and planned contributions to equity, diversity, and/or inclusion).

  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • Names and contact information of three Professional References.

    All materials should be submitted online. Complete application packets received by December 5, 2023 will receive full consideration. However, the position will remain open until filled.

    COVID-19 Statement

    The health and safety of the university community is a top priority. All Santa Clara University students, and employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or request a medical or religious exemption. Please visit our COVID-19 webpage for additional information.

    Work Authorization:

    A foreign national who is appointed to a tenured or tenure-track faculty position is eligible for sponsorship by Santa Clara University.

    EEO Statement

    Equal Opportunity/Notice of Nondiscrimination

    Santa Clara University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and California State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged. For a complete copy of Santa Clara University's equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policies, see

    Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

    Santa Clara University does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities on the basis of sex/gender, and prohibits retaliation against any person opposing discrimination or participating in any discrimination investigation or complaint process internally or externally. The Title IX Coordinator and Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is Aaron Zisser, Director of Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 408-551-3043, , Inquiries can also be made to the Assistant Secretary of Education within the Office for Civil Rights (OCR).

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    Santa Clara University annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Santa Clara University report, please go to the Campus Safety Services website. To request a paper copy please call Campus Safety at (408) 554-4441. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.

    Americans with Disabilities Act

    Santa Clara University affirms its' commitment to employ qualified individuals with disabilities within the workplace and to comply with the Americans with Disability Act. All applicants desiring an accommodation should contact the Department of Human Resources, and 408-554-5750 and request to speak to Indu Ahluwalia by phone at 408-554-5750 or by email at

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