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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Requisition # 73767

Position Basics


Type of PositionTENURE-TRACK
Advertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is Filled
Advertising Started on:Tuesday, September 10th, 2019
College:College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Department:Statistics & Actuarial Science

Salary


Salary:Commensurate

Position Details


Full/Part Time Status:Full Time
Position Description:

The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science at the University of Iowa invites applications for a tenure-track position in data science at the rank of assistant professor starting August 19, 2020.



Research interests in areas of data science are desirable.  These include visualization, algorithms, statistical informatics, machine learning, and many others.  Successful applicants will show promise of excellence in scholarly research and teaching, as well as interest in research collaboration.  Opportunities abound for interdisciplinary research in medicine and public health, economics, environmental sciences, engineering, law and justice, and other areas.



Candidates should submit applications online at http://jobs.uiowa.edu/Refer to requisition #73767.  To assure consideration, all application materials must be received by November 15, 2019.  However, screening of applications will continue until the position is filled.



Applications should include the letter of interest, curriculum vitae, name and contact information of references, statement on research, statement on teaching, Ph.D. thesis abstract, publications, manuscripts in progress, and graduate transcripts.



Three letters of reference should be sent directly to the search committee by the letter writers via email stat-searchcommittee@list.uiowa.edu.  One letter must come from the academic advisor.  Hard copy letters may be mailed to the following address, if necessary.



Faculty Search Committee



Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science



241 Schaeffer Hall



University of Iowa



Iowa City, IA  52242-1409



The Department currently has 19 tenured and tenure-track faculty, including six Fellows of the American Statistical Association.  The Ph.D. degree is offered in statistics; the M.S. degrees are offered in actuarial science and statistics; and the B.S. degrees are offered in actuarial science, statistics, and data science.  Research interests of current faculty include modern computational statistics, statistical genetics, spatial statistics, Bayesian inference, time series, categorical data analysis, bioinformatics, analysis of medical images, data visualization, statistical learning, and actuarial science.  The Department maintains both Linux and Windows computer networks, and has invested in the University’s new high performance computing cluster (http://hpc.uiowa.edu). For additional information about the Department, please refer to the web site:  http://www.stat.uiowa.edu.



Founded in 1847, the University of Iowa offers its 33,000 students over 100 areas of study.  Among the University’s distinctions are one of the largest university-owned teaching hospitals in the nation, and the internationally acclaimed Writers’ Workshop, which fostered the talents of Ray Bradbury, Flannery O’Connor, and Kurt Vonnegut.



The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Education Requirement:

Applicants must complete a Ph.D. in statistics or a related area prior to August 19, 2020.

Required Qualifications:

Excellent communication skills are essential.

Desirable Qualifications:

Research interests in areas of data science are desirable.  These include visualization, algorithms, statistical informatics, machine learning, and many others.  Successful applicants will show promise of excellence in scholarly research and teaching, as well as interest in research collaboration.  Opportunities abound for interdisciplinary research in medicine and public health, economics, environmental sciences, engineering, law and justice, and other areas.


Online Application Required Documents


 Curriculum Vitae
Name and Contact Information of References
Letter of Interest
Personal Statement on Research
Personal Statement on Teaching
Ph.D. Thesis Title and Abstract
Graduate Academic Transcript(s)
Copies of Papers Published and in Progress
 Number of References:  3

To start the Online Application process for this position, click the "Apply for This Position" button located below the Contact Information.


Additional Application Materials


Materials:With regard to the three letters of reference, one letter must come from the academic advisor.

The materials listed above are not part of any online process. Please send the materials to the contact information below.


Contact Information


Contact:Tamara S Siegel - stat-searchcommittee@list.uiowa.edu
Clas-Statistics & Actuarial Sc
Schaeffer Hall
20 East Washington Street
241 SH
Iowa City, IA 52242
Department URL: https://stat.uiowa.edu/



The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply for all employment vacancies. For additional information on nondiscrimination policies, contact the Coordinator of Title IX and Section 504, and the ADA in The Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, 319/335-0705 (voice) or 319/335-0697 (text), The University of Iowa, 202 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, Iowa, 52242-1316.

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