Position overview Position title: Assistant Professor of Statistical Data Science Salary range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience; academic year (nine-month basis).
Anticipated start: July 1, 2022, with the academic year beginning in September 2022. Degree requirement must be met no later than June 30, 2023 for employment beyond that date.
Open date: October 29th, 2021
Next review date:Monday, Jan 3, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Thursday, Jun 30, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
The Department of Statistics at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a tenure-track position in Statistical Data Science at the Assistant Professor level. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in statistical methods such as those that incorporate model development integrating subject-matter information, computational-inference techniques, predictive approaches, optimal decision-making, or probabilistic quantification of uncertainty. Preference will be given to candidates with skills that complement our current faculty. See our Research in Statistical Science web page for further information.
The Department of Statistics is part of the Baskin School of Engineering and has a stellar reputation for its dynamism and innovation in interdisciplinary research. Our graduate program has a steady throughput of professionals that perform brilliantly in academia, industry and government, and currently has about 40 students. Our school has nationally and internationally known researchers in many areas. UC Santa Cruz is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), an association of the top research universities in the US. Of the ten UC campuses, UCSC is the nearest to Silicon Valley and has close research ties with the local computer industry. Nestled in a redwood forest above the city of Santa Cruz, our beautiful campus has a long history of embracing groundbreaking interdisciplinary work. Our proximity to Silicon Valley, and our satellite campus there, afford opportunities and avenues for collaboration with researchers working in the many research and development labs in Silicon Valley, as well as with the other San Francisco Bay Area universities.
The faculty member is expected to develop a research program; advise and mentor graduate students in their research area; obtain external funding; develop and teach courses within the undergraduate and graduate curriculum; contribute significantly to graduate education; perform university, public and professional service; and interact broadly with the large number of researchers in Silicon Valley industrial research and advanced development labs. The position requires that the faculty member successfully work with students, faculty, and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds, genders, and sexual orientations.
We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community through their research, teaching, and service. We welcome candidates who understand the barriers facing women and minoritized groups who are underrepresented in higher education careers (as evidenced by life experiences and educational background), and who have experience in equity and diversity with respect to teaching, mentoring, research, life experiences, or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.
The chosen candidate will be expected to sign a statement representing that they are not the subject of any ongoing investigation or disciplinary proceeding at their current academic institution or place of employment, nor have they in the past ten years been formally disciplined at any academic institution/place of employment. In the event the candidate cannot make this representation, they will be expected to disclose in writing to the hiring Dean the circumstances surrounding any formal discipline that they have received, as well as any current or ongoing investigation or disciplinary process of which they are the subject. (Note that discipline includes a negotiated settlement agreement to resolve a matter related to substantiated misconduct.)
Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
A PhD (or equivalent foreign degree) in statistics or closely related field; a demonstrated record of research; and demonstrated teaching experience. It is expected that the degree requirement will be completed no later than June 30, 2023.
*Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement addressing your understanding of the barriers facing traditionally underrepresented groups and your past and/or future contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through teaching and professional or public service. Candidates are urged to review guidelines on statements (see https://apo.ucsc.edu/diversity.html) before preparing their application.
*Initial screening of applicants will be based on the statement on contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Cover Letter - Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the position.
Statement of Research - Statement of research plans.
Statement of Teaching - Statement of teaching interests and experience.
Sample Publication or Technical Report
Sample Publication or Technical Report (Optional)
Sample Publication or Technical Report (Optional)
3 letters of reference required
Applications must include three confidential letters of recommendation**. Please note that your references, or dossier service, will submit their confidential letters directly to the UC Recruit System.
**All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm. Apply link:https://recruit.ucsc.edu/JPF01172
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University’s equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 or by phone at (831) 459-2686.
Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check (see https://www.uscis.gov/e-verify). The university sponsors employment-based visas for nonresidents who are offered academic appointments at UC Santa Cruz (see https://apo.ucsc.edu/policy/capm/102.530.html).
UCSC is a smoke & tobacco-free campus.
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UCSC is committed to addressing the spousal and partner employment needs of our candidates and employees. As part of this commitment, our institution is a member of the Northern California Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (NorCal HERC). Visit the NorCal HERC website at https://www.hercjobs.org/regions/higher-ed-careers-northern-california/ to search for open positions within a commutable distance of our institution.
As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.)