Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor in Statistics
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Type: Full Time
Salary: Negotiable Academic (9 months)
Anticipated Begin Date:
AUGUST 19, 2024
3 openings available.
Internal Number: 288715-FA
The highly ranked Department of Statistics is seeking excellent candidates for tenured or tenure-track faculty positions in the area of statistics. The selected candidate will mount a vigorous research program while making significant contributions to the department's teaching mission. The successful candidate will contribute to an inclusive, fair, and equitable environment that fosters engagement and a sense of belonging for faculty, staff, students and members of the broader community.
The incumbent will teach undergraduate and graduate statistics courses; train graduate students; conduct research; publish results in academic journals in statistics, data science, and closely related fields and present them at national and international meetings; and participate in professional and university service and outreach.
The successful candidate, as a member of the College of L&S, will proactively contribute to, support, and advance the college's commitment to diversity among all aspects of their teaching, research, and service.
Institutional Statement on Diversity:
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.
Interested candidates can find the position announcement at https://jobs.wisc.edu (PVL 288715); click on "Apply Now" to begin the process.
The application should include the following 4 documents: 1) a letter of interest, 2) a detailed resume/CV, 3) a copy of university transcripts, 4) a research statement that includes a summary of dissertation and publications and a teaching statement (both statements submitted in one document). Please note that applicants will be evaluated based upon submitted application materials and therefore should speak to and include evidence of their qualifications.
Additionally, contact information for three references should be provided as they will be automatically asked for letters of recommendation upon application submission. At least one of the letters should address the applicant's effectiveness as a teacher.
The deadline for assuring full consideration is December 1, 2023. However, the position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.
Employment will require an institutional reference check regarding any misconduct. To be considered, applicants must upload a signed 'Authorization to Release Information' form as part of the application. The authorization form and a definition of 'misconduct' can be found here: https://hr.wisc.edu/institutional-reference-check/
PhD in Statistics or similar by start of appointment required.
Demonstrated excellence or demonstrated potential for excellence in statistics research, very broadly defined. Interest and ability to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Ability to interact with an interdisciplinary and collaborative intellectual community. The successful candidate will demonstrate experience with fostering or the ability to foster an inclusive and equity-centered teaching, learning, departmental, and research environment where all can thrive.
Our field and our department are growing rapidly, fueling our excitement for the future of our discipline, and creating an eager desire among our faculty to attract candidates from diverse backgrounds and interests. The Department has 28 regular faculty members, over 100 PhD students, roughly 150 MS students, and over 1200 undergraduate majors in statistics and data science. Some faculty members have joint appointments in other departments. The Department is well known for its strong interplay between statistical theory, methodology, and practice.
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.
The Department of Statistics is undergoing a rapid expansion as part of the university's substantial investment in data science, which includes the newly formed School of Computer, Data & Information Sciences (https://cdis.wisc.edu/) and a future new building (https://cdis.wisc.edu/building/). The department is home to the Data S...cience major, the university's fastest-growing major.
Madison is a pleasant medium-sized city (about 250,000 population) located in the lake region of southern Wisconsin. It is the state capital with 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 as a place to work and live.
The College of Letters & Science is committed to creating an inclusive environment in which all of us - students, staff, and faculty - can thrive. Ours is a community in which we all are welcome. Most importantly, we strive to build a community in which all of us feel a great sense of belonging. There is no excellence without diversity in all its forms; diverse teams are more creative and successful than homogeneous ones. We are better when we are diverse and when we acknowledge, celebrate and honor our diversity. In acknowledging and honoring our diversity, we also assume a responsibility to support and stand up for each other.