Employment


Open-Rank Teaching Professor in Statistics & Data Science

The Department of Statistics and Applied Probability at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for an Open Rank Teaching Professor position, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2021. The appointment can be tenured at the associate or full 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 a record in teaching excellence and innovation in teaching methods who will play a strong role in managing the curriculum & pedagogy of the department. Expertise in teaching courses on statistical modeling, computation, and data science methods, including Python, R, SQL, and cloud platforms is preferred.

The Department comprises 20 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. For more information about the Department please see http://www.pstat.ucsb.edu.

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.

All applicants must have a PhD in Statistics, Data Science or a related discipline at the time of application. Candidates wishing to be considered for a tenured appointment must have at least 5 years of undergraduate teaching experience with a wide range of courses taught. Candidates wishing to be considered for a tenure-track appointment must have a record of teaching potential. All candidates should have a record of collaborative activity and should be able to contribute to the improvement of the undergraduate experience in the department and division.

Applications should be submitted electronically, applicants must select a rank/level they at which to be considered for, and must include:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Teaching, in particular addressing pedagogical ideology and methods, experience with curricular design, and record of pedagogical creativity;
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, including research, teaching and mentoring experiences towards creating an intellectually rich, socially just, and equitable educational environment. This may include professional affiliations, work and strategic plans to remove barriers to underrepresented and underserved groups, to enhance equity and diversity, as well as training or expertise in inclusive pedagogy.<
  • Applicants wishing to be considered for a tenure-track appointment will need to arrange for 3 references to submit letters of recommendation on their behalf via the recruitment website. Applicants wishing to be considered for a tenured appointment will need to provide contact information for 3 references. References will be contacted at the interview stage of the process for those that are short listed.
  • Teaching Evaluations- applicants are strongly encouraged to provide a representative sample of teaching evaluations for a range of recently taught courses, but not required

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 is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the inclusive excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. Successful candidates for faculty positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to equity and inclusion in their application materials, including the Diversity Statement.

Applications received by January 22, 2021 will be given priority consideration, but the position will remain open until filled.

To apply please visit https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01872

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.


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.

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. Full-time lecturers hired in this search 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. Teaching evaluations, where available, should also be submitted as part of the Teaching Statement.

Interested candidates should apply electronically by submitting a current CV, Cover Letter, a Statement of Teaching, 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/JPF01852

Review of applications will commence after December 1, 2020 and will continue as needed. The posting will remain open until October 31, 2021 to accommodate department needs.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at UC Santa Barbara. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, staff, 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 teaching and teaching related activities.

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.


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. Start date can be as early as April 2021 (Spring ‘21 academic quarter), although most hires will be for the 2021-2022 academic year (start date 7/1/2021). The positions come with the possibility of 2 years renewal for a potential total of up to three years.

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.

Applicants must have completed all requirements for a PhD (or equivalent) except the dissertation, in Statistics, Applied Probability, Actuarial Science, 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 a cover letter, 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/JPF01853
Review will begin on December 12, 2020 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.


Academic Coordinator I - Education Coordinator for PSTAT

The Department of Statistics and Applied Probability at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for an Education Coordinator, with an anticipated start date of December 1, 2020 or shortly thereafter.

The Education Coordinator (EC) serves as primary departmental outreach and industry liaison programs contact, including for Actuarial Science, Data Science and Financial Mathematics undergraduate programs, and the Center for Financial Mathematics and Actuarial Research (CFMAR). The Coordinator administers and oversees multiple aspects of the Actuarial Science Program, including scholarships, team projects’ logistics, Society of Actuaries liaison, Corporate Affiliate program, Advisory Board liaison, and other programmatic activities. The Education Coordinator supports undergraduate students by providing career connection through coordinating recruitment events and information sessions with employers and industry leaders. The EC works closely with and serves as the staff advisor to the UCSB Actuary Association and the Data Science Club.

The Education Coordinator organizes annual actuarial events, including Career Fair, Actuary Day, California Actuarial Student Summit and other quarterly or annual programmatic activities. The Coordinator contacts and engages PSTAT alumni for partnership with the Department and student clubs. This includes design and dissemination of marketing materials. This position maintains a social media presence and actively participates in fundraising activities, including working closely with Development Office.

The EC assists the Actuarial Science Director, CFMAR Director, and business officer in the planning, design, organization and implementation of long-range vision, goals and objectives in the context of career placement, development, alumni relations, and industry connections. Supervises student work-study assistants assigned to specific events, career development workshops, and media publishing tasks. The EC also oversees the hiring and onboarding of undergraduate learning assistants for PSTAT courses.

Appointment is expected to run between 50-85% for the current academic year (2020-2021) with potential to increase to 100% in the 2021-2022 academic year. Re-appointment in the position is contingent on satisfactory performance and on available funding; this position is renewable on a year-to-year basis.

At a minimum, applicants should have a Bachelors of Science or Bachelors of Art in the area of Statistics, Education Administration, Communication, Social Science, or related field at time of application. Knowledge of communication/media outreach methods (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn) and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat are essential for the job. Ability to multi-task and oversee multiple projects is also essential for the position. Preference will be given to those who demonstrate a track record of strong communication skills and ability to connect with a diverse group of stakeholders, including industry liaisons, students, faculty, staff, and community members. Master’s Degree is preferred, but not required. Experience in working in higher education, development/fundraising, event planning, or program administration is desired.

Those interested are encouraged to submit the following for consideration:
https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF01833

Requirements:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact Information for 3 professional references

 

First consideration will be November 16, 2020 but the search will be open until filled. The search will close on January 4, 2021.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at UC Santa Barbara. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, staff, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community 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.