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Assistant Professor: Statistical Foundations of Data Science (HDSI)

Position overview

Position title: Assistant Professor
Salary range: A reasonable salary range estimate for this position is $120,000-$136,000. ​​The posted UC Academic salary scales set the minimum pay as determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See the following tables for the salary scales for this position: The base salary range, from the salary tables, for this position is 74,600-$124,300. “Off-scale salaries” and other components of pay, i.e., a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions, qualifications, and experience. ​ ​Additional UCSD salary information can be found here:

Application Window

Open date: October 11, 2023

Most recent review date: Sunday, Nov 12, 2023 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: Monday, Sep 30, 2024 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.

Position description

The Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute (HDSI) at the University of California, San Diego invites applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in the Statistical Foundations of Data Science. HDSI is a unique and dynamic unit on campus, with its own distinguished tenure-track faculty, dedicated PhD students, innovative undergraduate program, and robust connections to industry. We seek outstanding candidates with a strong research track record in Statistics and a commitment to advancing and nurturing Data Science for generations to come.

As a pivotal member of HDSI, the successful candidate will conduct cutting-edge research in Statistics, play a key role in mentoring students, and contribute to the Institute's scholarly community. This position involves teaching university students. The successful candidate will be expected to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

PhD or equivalent degree, or Advancement to Candidacy, in Statistics, Mathematics, Data Science, or a closely related field.

Preferred qualifications

The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated excellence in statistics and data science research, a passion for innovative and effective teaching across diverse audiences, and a commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in academia. Candidates with experience or demonstrated plans for collaborative research and grant-funding will be given additional consideration.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

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

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Teaching Evaluations (Optional)

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

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • COVID-19 Impact Statement - We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic may have had a substantial impact on academic productivity. In our academic hiring processes, we will be keeping this in mind as we consider achievement relative to opportunity. We encourage you to reflect on constraints on opportunity in your field that were caused by the events of the pandemic and where applicable, to discuss your achievements in this light.

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required
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Job location

San Diego