University of California, Berkeley, Statistics

Position ID: 2437-JPF03249 [#19091]
Position Title: Assistant Professor - Statistics, Data Science
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Berkeley, California 94720, United States
Subject Areas: Statistics, Data Science
Application Deadline: finished (2021/11/22, finished 2022/06/25, listed until 2021/12/22)
Position Description:    

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POSITION OVERVIEW Position title: Assistant Professor Anticipated start: July 1, 2022

APPLICATION WINDOW Open November 22nd, 2021 through Wednesday, Dec 22, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

POSITION DESCRIPTION The Department of Statistics, in the Division of Computing, Data Science and Society at the University of California, Berkeley is consistently ranked as one of the two premier programs in Statistics nationally. Since the inception of the Department in 1955, graduates and faculty of Berkeley have shaped the foundations and applications of Statistics. Past faculty in the Berkeley Statistics Department include such luminaries as David Blackwell, Leo Breiman, David Freedman, Lucien Le Cam, and Erich Lehmann. The Department currently has over 30 active research faculty, four of whom are members of the National Academy of Sciences.

The Berkeley Statistics Department currently seeks applicants with outstanding records in Statistics and Data Science for a position at the Assistant Professor level. We are particularly interested in candidates working in data science at the interface of statistics with the biological, medical, physical, and social sciences, and in artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Assistant Professor applicants are expected to have demonstrated research potential. Serious consideration will be given to the candidate’s potential for success in mentoring PhD students, record in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and potential for effective leadership. Serious consideration will be given to professional service, including service promoting access to and diversity in higher education and the academic profession.

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values of the Department of Statistics. We believe that our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share fully our commitment to these values. The Department is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples and single parents. We are also interested in candidates who have had non-traditional career paths or who have taken time off for family reasons, or who have achieved excellence in careers outside academia.

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QUALIFICATIONS Basic qualifications (required at time of application) PhD (or equivalent international degree), or enrolled in PhD or equivalent international degree-granting program at the time of application.

Preferred qualifications The successful candidate for an Assistant Professor position will preferably finish their PhD or equivalent degree within one year of their appointment’s expected start date.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Document requirements Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

Cover Letter

Statement of Research

Statement of Teaching

Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to

Optional Publications - 1 of 3 publications (or preprints or thesis drafts) (Optional)

Optional Publications - 2 of 3 publications (or preprints or thesis drafts) (Optional)

Optional Publications - 3 of 3 publications (or preprints or thesis drafts) (Optional)

Reference requirements 3 letters of reference required 3 names and contact information (e-mail address) for writers of letters of recommendation. Letter writers will receive a URL for the online system through which they should upload their letters. Recommenders providing letters of reference should submit them as early as possible, preferably by December 5, 2021. Candidates are responsible for asking their references to upload letters as part of the online application process.

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CAMPUS INFORMATION Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values at UC Berkeley. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and academic and non-academic staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our academic positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity, inclusion, and belonging.

The University of California, Berkeley 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, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

In searches when letters of reference are required all letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( prior to submitting their letter.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.)


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