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Assistant Professor - Statistics/Biostatistics

Recruitment Period

Open date: December 3rd, 2019

Last review date: Friday, Jan 3, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Thursday, Oct 1, 2020 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 Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute (HDSI) ( and the Mathematics Department in the Division of Physical Sciences ( at University of California, San Diego are committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body and invite applications for a cross-campus hire of up to two tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor. This search is open to all areas of Statistics, Biostatistics, and related fields. All positions are subject to availability of funding.

Basic Qualifications: Ph.D. in Statistics, Biostatistics, or a closely related field prior to their first quarter of teaching

Preferred Qualifications: a well-articulated plan of contributing to programs that increase the access and success of underrepresented students and faculty in the sciences. We especially welcome candidates who have already participated in, contributed to, or created such programs, can articulate how this experience helped shape their plan, and who have a commitment to helping shape and expand the University’s diversity initiatives (

The successful candidate will have a strong record of research accomplishment, an innovative research plan, and demonstrated ability or potential for excellence in teaching. Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the development of the large undergraduate data science major at HDSI, and the mathematics majors in Mathematics, including teaching lecture courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on UC pay scales. The starting date for the position is July 1, 2020. Review of applications will commence on January 3, 2020 and continue until positions are filled. Submit applications online through:

See list below for complete application documents.

The minimum 3 reference letters need to address research, teaching, and professional service, at least one letter should address teaching experience in some depth.

Information on contributions to diversity statements can be found at the following link:

For applicants interested in spousal/partner employment, please visit the UCSD Partner Opportunities Program at

The Department of Mathematics and The Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute have multiple positions posted. Interested candidates must apply to each position for which they wish to be considered.

UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.


Document requirements
  • AMS Cover Sheet (Optional)

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Research Statement

  • Teaching Statement

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Publication list

  • Misc/Additional (Optional)

  • Misc/Additional 2 (Optional)

  • Misc/Additional 3 (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-13 letters of reference required