University of Massachusetts Amherst, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Position ID: UMassAmherst-TTSTAT [#20907]
Position Title: Tenure track positions in statistics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Amherst, Massachusetts 01003-9305, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Statistics
Application Deadline: finished (2022/09/30, finished 2023/08/04, listed until 2023/03/30)
Position Description:   URMs  

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

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

Job Description

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst seeks to hire at least two tenure-track faculty members in Statistics starting September 1, 2023. We are seeking talented applicants qualified for these assistant professor positions. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration. We welcome all applications, and encourage applications from candidates with backgrounds that are traditionally underrepresented in the statistical sciences.

The statistics group at UMass Amherst is a nexus of statistical research on a vibrant campus in the beautiful Pioneer Valley.  UMass Amherst is eagerly expanding its statistics group, and we are looking to hire new colleagues who have demonstrated excellence in theoretical, methodological, and/or applied research in statistics and data science. Members of our statistics group collaborate with numerous fields, including applied mathematics, biostatistics, civil engineering, communication disorders, ecology, epidemiology, environmental science, food science, kinesiology, machine learning, microbiology, sociology, uncertainty quantification, and veterinary and animal sciences. Outstanding candidates in all areas of statistics, biostatistics, data science, and related fields are encouraged to apply.

We are a vibrant and growing statistics group within a department of mathematics and statistics. We offer PhD and MS degrees, as well as an undergraduate track in statistics. We have a great deal of autonomy in running our statistics programs and strong collegial and collaborative relationships with our mathematics and applied mathematics colleagues, many of whom also have research interests related to statistics. We are an R1 research university with strong grant funding and a baseline teaching load of three semester courses per year, which can be reduced through research funding buyouts. It is common for new faculty to teach two semester courses per year for the first two years. Our tenure system faculty typically teach upper level undergraduate and graduate courses in statistics, with flexibility to create courses of our choosing. The Pioneer Valley is a wonderful place to live. UMass is also interested in helping to resolve two body problems.  We have excellent benefits including a generous state pension system and parental leave program. Faculty contracts are collectively bargained via a union that is part of the Massachusetts Society of Professors.


Applicants must present strong evidence of outstanding research accomplishments and promise in both research and teaching. Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in Statistics, Biostatistics, Data Science, Mathematics, or a related field by the time of appointment.

Additional Information

Questions about the position should be directed to the chair of the Search Committee, Professor Anna Liu, For additional information about the application process, contact

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin on November 4, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. To apply, please submit the following required documents electronically through Mathjobs Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, description of research, statement about teaching experience and interests, statement of contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion (see below), and three (3) letters of recommendation (at least one letter must also address the applicant's effectiveness as a teacher).

The Diversity Statement should identify past experiences and future goals. These contributions may result from lived experiences, scholarship, and/or mentoring, teaching, and outreach activities. As part of a commitment to their own multicultural community, CNS seeks an individual with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and one who will understand and embrace university initiatives and aspirations (

UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University.  To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans.  It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.


Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:

Further Info:
email address
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Massachusetts
710 N. Pleasant St.
Amherst, MA 01003-9305