University of Chicago, Department of Statistics

Position ID: Stats-KRUSKAL [#18750]
Position Title: William H. Kruskal Instructor of Statistics
Position Location: Chicago, Illinois 60637, United States [map]
Subject Area: Statistics
Application Deadline: (posted 2021/10/25, listed until 2022/04/25)
Position Description:    

The Department of Statistics at the University of Chicago invites applications for the position of William H. Kruskal Instructor. We seek recent or expected Ph.D. graduates doing advanced research with a connection to applied mathematics, computational mathematics, statistical methodology and applications, machine learning, or data science. Kruskal Instructor responsibilities include teaching up to three quarter-long courses per year in statistics or related fields, and engagement in independent research. The position is for two years, with the possibility of renewal. 

The University of Chicago has the highest standards for scholarship and faculty quality, is dedicated to fundamental research, and has an inherently inter-disciplinary structure that is very supportive of newly emerging research opportunities. We particularly seek individuals whose research interests are related to those of faculty in the Department of Statistics or of faculty in the Committee on Computational and Applied Mathematics

The Department of Statistics is dedicated to building a culturally diverse faculty and staff who are committed to creating and nurturing an inclusive community that welcomes, respects, and supports everyone, including those from underrepresented and marginalized groups. 


Completion of all requirements for the Ph.D. in statistics, mathematics, computer science or a related field by the time of hire. 

Application Instructions 
Applications must be submitted online through the University of Chicago’s Academic Jobs website: Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2021 and will continue until all positions are filled.
The following materials are required: 
  • cover letter; 
  • curriculum vitae including a list of publications; 
  • statement describing past and current research accomplishments and outlining future research plans; 
  • teaching statement; 
  • contact information for three references who can provide confidential letters of evaluation. 
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’s Statements on Diversity are at 
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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