Employment

Ongoing searches for 2021-22:


 Assistant Professor in Data Science

The Department of Statistics and Applied Probability at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor position.

We are looking for individuals with a strong research agenda in Statistics with emphasis on Data Science, and demonstrated research and potential for teaching excellence. A record of (or potential for) collaborative research that leverages synergies within the Department and Division or links to the campus Data Science initiative is desired.

Responsibilities of faculty members generally include the development of an actively funded research program of the highest quality, teaching at undergraduate and/or graduate levels, recruitment, supervision, and mentorship of graduate students, and participation in university service and professional activities.

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.

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.

Apply link: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF02098

Next review date: December 19, 2021. Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee. 


Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor

The Department of Statistics and Applied Probability at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor position, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2022.

The appointment can be tenured at the associate level, or tenure-track assistant teaching professor level. The emphasis of this position is statistical methodology, computation, and data literacy. The Department is looking for individuals with experience in, or strong potential for, teaching Statistics and Data Science at the introductory undergraduate level, and for contributing to the curriculum and pedagogy of the Department. Expertise in teaching courses on statistical modeling, data science methods, or computational methods including R or Python, is preferred.

The Department comprises 21 permanent faculty members, as well as more than ten visitors and postdocs. We offer majors in Statistics and Data Science, Financial Mathematics and Statistics, and Actuarial Science, as well as a minor in Statistical Science with total undergraduate enrollment of over 1500 students.

Responsibilities of teaching-track faculty include teaching and teaching related tasks for lower and upper division undergraduate courses; mentorship of undergraduate students including supervision of student group capstone projects; professional and/or scholarly achievement and creative activity, particularly relating to instruction and pedagogy; and participation in university service. Faculty in this title are members of the Academic Senate, with benefits and privileges that parallel the professor track.

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.

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.

Apply link: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF02092

Next review date: December 19, 2021. Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.


Lecturer in Statistics and Applied Probability

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. The appointment can be either full-time or part-time for upcoming openings. Reappointment is subject to ongoing Departmental needs, satisfactory performance, and available funding. Teaching duties 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 and experience. Candidates should discuss their teaching experience and teaching-related activities in their teaching statement.

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.

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.

Apply link: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF02045

Next review date: Monday, Nov 30, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time). Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.The posting will remain open until October 31, 2021 to accommodate department needs.


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

The Department of Statistics and Applied Probability at UC Santa Barbara is searching for qualified candidates for multiple visiting faculty positions in the Department of Statistics and Applied Probability.

 
The Department comprises 20 permanent faculty members, as well as more than ten visiting scholars, postdocs and lecturers. 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.
 
The department has two specializations in research and teaching. Applicants hired for one of these specializations must be willing to primarily teach courses in three areas.
 
Specialization in Statistics and Data Science (STDS): Applicants for this specialization have research-level expertise in a field related to mathematical statistics, biostatistics, applied statistics, computational statistics and data science.
 
Specialization in Financial Mathematics and Actuarial Research (FMAR): Applicants for this specialization have research-level expertise in a field related to financial mathematics, probability, actuarial science.
 
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.
 
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.
 
 
Next review date: Friday, May 6, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time).
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Postdoctoral Scholar: Renewable Energy Finance

A postdoctoral position 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 postdoctoral researcher will contribute to a project investigating risk allocation and grid-scale risk management of renewable energy resources, such as solar and wind farms.

The project is funded by the Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) and involves four principal investigators at Princeton, UCSB and the energy finance industry, as well as a Tech to Market component. Applicants with expertise in energy finance, stochastic modeling, risk management, and data science are especially encouraged.

Postdoctoral appointments are full-time training programs of advanced academic preparation and research training under the mentorship of a faculty member.

The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity & excellence of the academic community through teaching, research and service.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit an optional statement on Contributions to Diversity.

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.

 
Next review date: Friday, May 6, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time).
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
 

Postdoctoral Scholar: COVID-19 Prediction Modeling

A postdoctoral position is available in the research group of Professors Mengyang Gu and Yuedong Wang in the Department of Statistics & Applied Probability at the University of California Santa Barbara. The postdoctoral researcher will contribute to projects on prediction modeling for COVID-19 infection in dialysis patients.
 
The project is funded by the National Institute of Health and involves three principal investigators at UCSB, University of Pennsylvania, and Renal Research Institute. Applicants with expertise in statistics, biostatistics, data science, and computer science are especially encouraged.
 
The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity & excellence of the academic community through teaching, research and service. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit an optional statement on Contributions to Diversity.
 
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.
 
 
Next review date: Friday, April 15, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time).
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.