The University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks to hire a faculty member with research and teaching interests in the statistical aspects of data science foundations. The committee considers this to be a broad research domain with elements that may be algorithmic, computational, mathematical, or informed by substantive subject-matter considerations. This position is part of a campus-wide cluster initiative to expand and broaden expertise in the fundamentals of data science at UW-Madison. Three faculty will be hired in this cluster initiative to join UW-Madison's interdisciplinary group in the mathematical, statistical, and algorithmic foundations of data science. This hiring initiative involves the Departments of Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Sciences, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Industrial and Systems Engineering, and the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery. It is anticipated that successful candidates will develop collaborations with existing data science research programs at UW-Madison -- especially with the other faculty hired under this cluster program -- and with external research centers. Individuals from underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply. Further information regarding this cluster initiative can be found at: https://facstaff.provost.wisc.edu/cluster-hiring-initiative/. Tenure home will be determined at time of hire.
Responsibilities include conducting research and teaching at all levels required, with service at the professional and university level. Successful candidates will be expected to develop and maintain extramural funding.
Ph.D. in Statistics or related field.
Demonstrated excellence for appointment at the tenured level or demonstrated potential for excellence in statistics research. Experience in the statistical aspects of data science foundations is highly desirable. Ability to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels in one or more of these areas is preferred. Other desirable attributes include excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to interact with interdisciplinary and collaborative intellectual community.
Additional Salary Information: UW-Madison is seeking a diverse set of faculty candidates who will deepen our campus' interdisciplinary research strength in key areas of current and future research promise, as well as faculty candidates who will approach their work in a manner that advances our commitment to research excellence.
Please note that the other two positions within this Cluster are as follows: Professor of Mathematics (PVL 228871) and Professor of Engineering (PVL 229055).Interested candidates can find the position announcement at https://jobs.wisc.edu (PVL 228821); click on "Apply Now" to begin the process.
Applicants should submit a single PDF that includes: a letter of interest, a detailed resume, a copy of university transcripts (for pre-tenure applicants), a research statement that includes a summary of dissertation and publications, and a teaching statement.
In addition, applicants will be asked for the names and contact information for three references. References will be contacted upon application submission and asked to upload a signed letter of reference. At least one of the references should address the applicant's effectiveness as a teacher.
Review of applications will begin on January 3, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. The deadline for ensuring full consideration is January 3, 2021 however the position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.
Internal Number: 228121
About University of Wisconsin - Madison, Department of Statistics
The Department has 22 regular faculty members and more than 180 graduate students. Many faculty members have joint appointments in other departments. The Department is well known for its focus on the interplay between statistical theory, methodology, and practice. It offers a stimulating research environment as well as opportunities for collaborative research in other departments.
The Department has an extensive computing facility, including a LINUX-based network. The facilities support the use of several scientific programming languages and a number of popular statistical and numerical analysis packages. The department is served by several computer specialists and works closely with computing units in the Department of Computer Science and across campus.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison ranks among the top universities in the country in research expenditures and provides excellent support for faculty seeking external funding. Internal research support is available from funds provided by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. Madison is a pleasant medium-sized city (about 250,000 population) located in the lake region of southern Wisconsin. It is the state capital w...ith a large base for educational research and government activities as well as university-industry interaction. The university and community offer outstanding intellectual, cultural and recreational activities. Madison's quality of life always ranks very high among cities of comparable size as a place to work and live.
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