Employment

 


Postdoctoral Scholar - Stochastic Modeling for Renewable Energy

A postdoctoral position in stochastic modeling is available in the research group of Professor Mike Ludkovski in the Department of Statistics & Applied Probability at the University of California Santa Barbara. The position involves collaborative research on the ARPA-E project 'Stochastic Models, Indices & Optimization Algorithms for Pricing & Hedging Reliability Risks in Modern Power Grids' to develop data-driven large-scale stochastic simulations of renewable energy generation. The candidate should have expertise in at least one of the following areas: stochastic simulation, spatio-temporal statistics, energy finance, or machine learning. The projects also provide potential opportunities to be involved in activities at the national laboratories.
 
Postdoctoral appointments are full-time training programs of advanced academic preparation and research training under the mentorship of a faculty member.
 
Basic Qualifications:
  • To apply for this position(s), Applicants must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. (or equivalent) except the dissertation in Statistics, Financial Engineering, Applied Mathematics, or a related discipline at the time of application.
Additional Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. conferred by the anticipated appointment start date.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Prior experience in any of statistical machine learning, modeling of renewable resources (solar, wind, temperature), stochastic analysis, and mathematical finance. Strong programming skills, including knowledge of R and Python, and expertise in scientific computation are desirable
The initial appointment will be for one (1) year with a possible two (2) year reappointment based on the continuation of funding and performance.
 
For primary consideration, interested candidates should use the following link to submit a completed application including an up-to-date curriculum vitae, cover letter, statement of research, and three letters of reference by July 15, 2020. We strongly encourage applicants to submit an optional Statement of Contributions to Diversity. These statements, if submitted, will be reviewed for evidence of teaching, research, professional, and/or public service contributions that promote diversity and equal opportunity, such as effective strategies used for the educational advancement, retention, and mentoring of students in various under-represented groups.
 
 
The anticipated start date is October 1, 2020 but no later than January 1, 2021
 
For questions or additional information, please email mso@pstat.ucsb.edu.
 
The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity & excellence of the academic community through teaching, research, and service.
 
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 status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Janet and Ian Duncan Chair in Actuarial Science

The Department of Statistics and Applied Probability at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for the Janet and Ian Duncan Endowed Chair in Actuarial Science. Successful applicants will have an appropriately distinguished record for an endowed chair, with appointment to be made at the tenured Associate or Full Professor rank. The Department is looking for individuals with an outstanding research agenda in actuarial science and/or risk management. Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to, Predictive Analytics, Insurance Data Science, Risk Methodology, Healthcare Actuarial Science, and Cyber Risk. For primary consideration applications should be received by December 1, 2019 for an anticipated July 1, 2020 appointment date. The position will remain open until filled.
 
UCSB is a leader in actuarial education on the US West Coast and offers a thriving B.S. program in Actuarial Science with more than 300 Majors, as well as a five-year combined BS/MS program with a team research component. The Duncan Chair is meant to enhance these training missions through teaching and mentoring activities, and establishing new ties to insurance practice. Ideal candidates will also create collaborative synergies with the Data Science and/or Financial Mathematics groups in the Department and will become a core member of the Center for Financial Mathematics and Actuarial Research (cfmar.pstat.ucsb.edu) which is dedicated to interdisciplinary research in quantitative finance and risk management. The Chair will also be expected to contribute to our ongoing efforts to support female actuaries and increase the number of minority and first-to-college actuaries. Responsibilities of faculty members include the development of an actively funded research program of the highest quality, teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels, recruitment, supervision, and mentorship of graduate students, and participation in university service and professional activities. For more information on the department please visit www.pstat.ucsb.edu
 
To meet basic qualifications, applicants must have a PhD (or equivalent) in Actuarial Science, Mathematics, Statistics or related areas at the time of application, and submit all required application materials. Professional actuarial credentials are a definite plus, but not required. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service as appropriate to the position. Applications should be submitted electronically, and must include:
 
• Cover letter
• Curriculum vitae
• Statement of research
• Statement of teaching
• Contact information of 4-6 individuals who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation
 
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at UC Santa Barbara. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. The department encourages all applicants to submit a Statement of Contributions to Diversity addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and service.
 
 
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 status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Visiting Faculty Positions in Statistics, Applied Probability, Actuarial Science and Financial Mathematics

The Department of Statistics and Applied Probability continues to seek excellent candidates for Visiting Assistant Professor appointments starting July 1, 2020 and we anticipate 1-2 additional hires. We are especially interested in candidates in the area of Data Science, to teach undergraduate courses on Statistical Data Science, Statistical Machine Learning and Data Science Concepts. Subject to budgetary approval by the College, the respective positions would carry a reduced teaching load of 3 courses/year. The next review date for applications is April 15, 2020.
 
The Department of Statistics and Applied Probability at UC Santa Barbara is searching for qualified candidates for visiting faculty positions in the Department of Statistics and Applied Probability for the 2020-21 academic year (with the possibility of 2 years renewal for a potential total of up to three years).
 
The Department comprises 17 permanent faculty members, as well as more than ten visitors and postdocs. Our vibrant research atmosphere is driven by interdisciplinary research groups in Data Science, Biostatistics, Environmental Statistics, and Financial and Actuarial Mathematics (cfmar.pstat.ucsb.edu).
 
A full year Visiting Assistant Professor appointment carries a teaching load of 5 one-quarter courses per year. Departmental teaching includes upper-division undergraduate courses in statistics, probability, regression, time-series, statistical computing, stochastic processes, and mathematical finance. Candidates whose research and teaching interests are in Data Science, Biostatistics, Financial Mathematics or Actuarial Science are particularly encouraged to apply.
 
Applicants must have completed all requirements for a PhD (or equivalent) except the dissertation, in Statistics, Applied Probability, Actuarial Sciences, Financial Mathematics or a related discipline, at the time of application and should have completed their PhD (or equivalent) by the time of appointment. Successful applicants will demonstrate or show strong promise for undergraduate teaching, collaborative research and synergies with UCSB Statistics and Applied Probability faculty.
 
Interested candidates should apply electronically by submitting CV, a statement of current and planned research, a teaching statement, and have three letters of reference sent via UC Recruit (at least one letter should describe teaching accomplishments).
 
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at UC Santa Barbara. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. The department encourages all applicants to submit a Statement of Contributions to Diversity addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and service.
 
Materials should be electronically submitted via UC Recruit: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01588.
 
Review will begin on November 15, 2019 and continue until positions are filled.
 
The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service as appropriate to the position.
 
For more information about the Department please see http://www.pstat.ucsb.edu.
 
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Lecturer Positions

The Department of Statistics & Applied Probability at University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for Lecturer positions. Applicants are expected to show a strong commitment to excellence in teaching undergraduate statistics, data science or probability. Appointment can be either full-time or part-time for upcoming openings and reappointment is possible provided there are ongoing Departmental needs and satisfactory performance. Teaching duties would include a range of introductory and upper-division courses according to department needs.
 
Salary is based on UC’s salary scales and depends on qualifications. Candidates should discuss their scholarly pursuits (such as statistics research, statistics education, statistical consulting) in their cover letter. Full-time lecturers hired in this search may receive one-year contracts with the possibility of renewal up to six years; at the sixth year, a lecturer may be considered for a continuing appointment, which is an ongoing contract with merit reviews every three years.
 
Applicants must have completed all requirements for a PhD (or equivalent) except the dissertation at the time of application and should have completed their PhD (or equivalent) by the time of appointment. Documented experience (at least 1 year of lecturing experience) in teaching Statistics or a related field at the college level is preferred.
 
Interested candidates should apply electronically by submitting a current CV, Cover Letter, and arrange for three letters of recommendation sent via UC Recruit, ideally directed towards teaching. Materials should be submitted electronically via UC Recruit https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01585.
 
Screening for the position will commence after December 1, 2019 and will continue as needed. The posting will remain open until October 31, 2020 to accommodate department needs. If you would like to continue to be considered after that time, and the position is advertised again, you will need to submit a new application. Please note: The use of a Lecturer pool does not guarantee that an open position exists at the time you are applying. See the review date specified in UC Recruit to learn whether the department is currently reviewing applications for an upcoming opening. If there is no future review date specified, your application may not be considered at this time.
 
The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service as appropriate to the position.
 
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at UC Santa Barbara. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. The department encourages all applicants to submit a Statement of Contributions to Diversity addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and service.
 
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
  • To apply for this position(s), Applicants must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. (or equivalent) except the dissertation in Statistics, Financial Engineering, Applied Mathematics, or a related discipline at the time of application.