University of California, Santa Barbara, Statistics and Applied Probability

Position Title: Open-Rank Teaching Professor in Statistics & Data Science
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Santa Barbara, California 93106-3110, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Statistics, Data Science
Application Deadline: 2021/05/31 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2020/12/22, listed until 2021/05/31)
Position Description:    

The Department of Statistics and Applied Probability at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for an Open Rank Teaching Professor position, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2021. The appointment can be tenured at the associate or full level, or tenure-track assistant teaching professor level. The emphasis of this position is statistical methodology, computation, and data literacy. The Department is looking for individuals with a record in teaching excellence and innovation in teaching methods who will play a strong role in managing the curriculum & pedagogy of the department. Expertise in teaching courses on statistical modeling, computation, and data science methods, including Python, R, SQL, and cloud platforms is preferred.

The Department comprises 20 permanent faculty members, as well as more than ten visitors and postdocs. We offer majors in Statistics and Data Science, Financial Mathematics and Statistics, and Actuarial Science, as well as a minor in Statistical Science with total undergraduate enrollment of over 1500 students. For more information about the Department please see

Responsibilities of teaching-track faculty include teaching and teaching related tasks for lower and upper division undergraduate courses; mentorship of undergraduate students including supervision of student group capstone projects; professional and/or scholarly achievement and creative activity, particularly relating to instruction and pedagogy; and participation in university service. Faculty in this title are members of the Academic Senate, with benefits and privileges that parallel the professor track.

All applicants must have a PhD in Statistics, Data Science or a related discipline at the time of application. Candidates wishing to be considered for a tenured appointment must have at least 5 years of undergraduate teaching experience with a wide range of courses taught. Candidates wishing to be considered for a tenure-track appointment must have a record of teaching potential. All candidates should have a record of collaborative activity and should be able to contribute to the improvement of the undergraduate experience in the department and division.

Applications should be submitted electronically, applicants must select a rank/level they at which to be considered for, and must include:

Cover letter

Curriculum vitae

Statement of Teaching, in particular addressing pedagogical ideology and methods, experience with curricular design, and record of pedagogical creativity;

Statement of Contributions to Diversity, including research, teaching and mentoring experiences towards creating an intellectually rich, socially just, and equitable educational environment. This may include professional affiliations, work and strategic plans to remove barriers to underrepresented and underserved groups, to enhance equity and diversity, as well as training or expertise in inclusive pedagogy.

Applicants wishing to be considered for a tenure-track appointment will need to arrange for 3 references to submit letters of recommendation on their behalf via the recruitment website. Applicants wishing to be considered for a tenured appointment will need to provide contact information for 3 references. References will be contacted at the interview stage of the process for those that are short listed.

Teaching Evaluations- applicants are strongly encouraged to provide a representative sample of teaching evaluations for a range of recently taught courses, but not required

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at UC Santa Barbara. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the inclusive excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. Successful candidates for faculty positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to equity and inclusion in their application materials, including the Diversity Statement.

Applications received by January 22, 2021 will be given priority consideration, but the position will remain open until filled.

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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: Suzanne Dougherty, (805)893-2129, (805)893-4867 (fax)
Postal Mail:
5607 A South Hall Mail Code - 3110 Santa Barbara, CA 93106-3110
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