Applications are invited for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in statistics at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte starting August, 2021. Required qualifications are a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in statistics, biostatistics, financial statistics, or other area of applied statistics, with a strong research interest in data science; a commitment to establishing a productive research program, and a commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels and to building a culturally diverse work, research, and teaching environment. This position is part of the department’s effort to support the data science program at UNC Charlotte. Therefore, preference will be given to applicants with expertise and experience in computational statistics and data science; a strong commitment to interdisciplinary research and commensurate experience; and potential for external funding.
As the largest and most diverse college at UNC Charlotte, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences houses 21 departments in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences and mathematics, and military sciences, as well as 28 applied research centers and interdisciplinary programs. With its 35 graduate degrees and 78 undergraduate degree options, the College is connected to the world and its concerns, and is particularly supportive of the greater Charlotte region.
Applications must be made electronically at https://jobs.uncc.edu (position number 006583) and must include a letter of interest that addresses the requirements for the position, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research plans (part of which must be a statement stating previous experience or plan for interdisciplinary research), a statement of teaching experience, philosophy, and interests, and copies (either official or unofficial) of graduate transcripts. The letter of interest and statements should reflect commitment to building a culturally diverse work, research, and teaching environment. Applicants must also arrange to have three letters of reference on appropriate letterhead stationery forwarded (in PDF format, if submitted electronically) on their behalf to Statistics Search Committee, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 9201 University City Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28223, or via email to Ms. Sarah Hornbeck (firstname.lastname@example.org) with “Statistics Position Reference” in the subject line. All candidates are subject to a background check. Please note that at this time all interviews will be done virtually due to the pandemic. Evaluations of applications will commence on December 7, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.
Internal Number: 006583
About UNC Charlotte
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a doctoral, research-intensive urban university, located on an expanding modern campus. The second largest of the 16 UNC System campuses, UNC Charlotte offers more than 30,000 culturally and ethnically diverse students a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The University is a Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement campus and an APLU Innovation and Economic Prosperity University. It supports faculty with excellent family and medical leave policies, junior faculty development awards, internal faculty research grant opportunities, and other research opportunities. Charlotte offers a dynamic space to live, work and connect for faculty, students, alumni, and staff, with its outstanding cultural, recreational, and business amenities. As the 15th largest U.S. city, Charlotte is consistently ranked one of the best cities to live (#20 by U.S. News & World Report.)
The School of Data Science (SDS) is an interdisciplinary unit with more than 70 faculty associated with 19 departments and is governed by four colleges including the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, the College of Computing and Informatics, the Belk Co...llege of Business, and the College of Health and Human Services. SDS offers three academic programs, extensive collaborative research, and a data and compute infrastructure for researchers.
UNC Charlotte is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. UNC Charlotte is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities. The Department of Mathematics and Statistics seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. Finalists will be asked to discuss the importance of the values of diversity and inclusion for our college and departments, and how the topics of diversity and inclusion are incorporated into and influence their teaching, research, and service.