University of Waterloo, Statistics and Actuarial Science

Position ID: UWSAS-PDF [#16811, PDF-AukoshJ]
Position Title: Postdoctoral position
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1, Canada [map]
Subject Area: Probability or Data Science
Application Deadline: 2021/01/05 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2020/11/18, finished 2021/04/16, listed until 2021/01/05)
Position Description:   URMs  

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***


One or more postdoctoral fellow positions in Probability or Data Science are currently available in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science at the University of Waterloo. The postdoctoral fellow is expected to work with Professor Aukosh Jagannath on mathematical data science, or statistical physics. Potential topics may include: statics or dynamics of disordered media (e.g., spin glasses), fundamental and computational limits in high-dimensional statistics, machine learning, or random optimization problems. Appointments are typically two years, with an initial contract of one year and a renewal for the second year based on mutual agreement subject to available funding. Teaching is not mandatory for this position, and the postdoctoral fellow may have the opportunity to teach no more than one course in Statistics or Actuarial Science per academic year based on teaching qualifications. The starting date of the positions is flexible, and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The University of Waterloo has a large group of active researchers in Data Science, Mathematical Physics, Machine Learning, and Statistics who may offer postdocs opportunities. Applicants who are interested in working with other professors in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science can also apply through this link by mentioning in the cover letter who they would like to work with. Applicants are expected to hold a Ph.D. degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, or a related area. Applicants are asked to submit: a cover letter, a CV, a research statement describing current and past research, and a teaching statement. The applicant should request at least three letters of recommendation and one letter addressing teaching, uploaded by their authors at

The University of Waterloo regards diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to employment equity and accessibility for all employees. As such, we encourage applications from women, Indigenous (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) peoples, persons with disabilities, members of diverse gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. At Waterloo, you will have the opportunity to work across disciplines and collaborate with an international community of scholars and a diverse student body, situated in a rapidly growing community that has been termed a “hub of innovation.” All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will receive priority in the recruitment process.

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University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario
N2L 3G1

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