University of Chicago, Department of Statistics

Position ID: Stats-KRUSKCAM [#20866]
Position Title: William H. Kruskal Instructor of Statistics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Chicago, Illinois 60637, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Computational and Applied Mathematics
Application Deadline: finished (2022/09/28, finished 2023/09/30, listed until 2023/03/28)
Position Description:    

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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, or machine learning. Kruskal Instructor responsibilities include engagement in independent research and teaching up to three quarter-long courses per year depending on their areas of expertise. 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 Committee on Computational and Applied Mathematics


Completion of all requirements for the Ph.D. in mathematics, statistics, 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, 2022 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; • three 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.

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-1032 or email with their request.

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