University of Florida, Statistics

Position ID: UF-AP [#21101, 523741]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Statistics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Gainesville, Florida 32696, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Statistics
Application Deadline: finished (2022/10/13, finished 2023/10/14)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Statistics at the University of Florida, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications for two full-time, nine-month, tenure-accruing positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 16, 2023. Applicants will have a Ph.D. in statistics, computer science or related field. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes a full benefits package.

We are particularly interested in candidates with research interests in data science, machine learning, and AI including fairness and explainability/interpretability of AI and statistical and algorithm foundations of deep learning. However, we are also interested in candidates from other research areas. Duties include teaching, research, and service.

This search is part of a campus-wide effort by the University of Florida to expand the role of AI in higher education and research ( The University is home to HiPerGator, one of the most powerful high-performance computers at a US public university (

The Department of Statistics particularly welcomes applicants who can contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. Please see for more information about diversity and inclusion in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The university and greater Gainesville communities enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities.

Applicants are encouraged to visit the departmental website to learn more about the Department of Statistics.

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at (search job 523741) A complete application includes (1) a letter of application summarizing the applicant's qualifications, interests, and suitability for the position, (2) a complete curriculum vitae, (3) a statement on teaching and research goals, and (4), the names and email addresses of three references must be provided. An email will be sent to your references, requesting them to upload their confidential letter to the submission packet.

Applications will be reviewed beginning November 10 and the position will remain open until filled. Only complete applications will be reviewed at this time. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority.

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

The selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law. If an accommodation due to disability is needed in order to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

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