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 - Statistics & Applied Probability (Statistical Learning for Renewable Energy Finance)

Postdoctoral positions are available in the research group of Professor Mike Ludkovski in the Department of Statistics & Applied Probability at the University of California Santa Barbara. The positions involve 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 and to analyze the distribution of system operating costs in high-renewables-penetration scenarios. Successful candidates will have expertise in at least one of the following areas: stochastic modeling, spatio-temporal statistics, machine learning, modeling of renewable energy assets.
 
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 the areas of statistical machine learning, modeling of renewable resources (solar, wind), stochastic analysis, risk management, and energy finance. Strong programming skills, including 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 continuation of funding and performance. Currently a single funded position with the possibility of a second position.
 
Currently funding is available for a single position and the possibility of a second position is contingent upon future funding.
 
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 March 28, 2021.
 
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 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 anticipated start date is June 1, 2021.
 
For questions or additional information, please email mso@pstat.ucsb.edu.
 
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.


CFMAR- Research Fellows in Financial Mathematics

The Department of Statistics and Applied Probability at UC Santa Barbara is searching for qualified candidates for two visiting faculty positions in the Department of Statistics and Applied Probability and affiliated with the Center for Financial Mathematics and Actuarial Research (CFMAR).

Starting appointment date will be April 1, 2021 or July 1, 2021. The positions come with the possibility of 2 years renewal for a potential total of up to three years.

This search targets the following research groups:

  • NSF-funded project on large scale interactions in financial markets, stochastic analysis, control and filtering problems (Prof. T Ichiba)
  • NSF-funded project on machine learning for stochastic control, including Gaussian process surrogates, computational finance, and stochastic games (Prof. M Ludkovski)

The appointment would be made as a Visiting Assistant Professor and carry a teaching load of 3 courses/year. Departmental teaching would include upper-division courses in stochastic processes, and mathematical finance.

Applicants must have completed all requirements for a PhD (or equivalent) except the dissertation, in Financial Mathematics, Applied Probability, Statistics, Applied 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 faculty and graduate students in the Center for Financial Mathematics and Actuarial Research and in the department.

Research activities of the CFMAR are directed toward study of financial markets, insurance and risk management. Among topics investigated by the CFMAR faculty are Systemic Risk, Portfolio Optimization, Stochastic Differential Games, Stochastic Partial Differential Equations, Machine Learning, Monte Carlo Simulation, and Predictive Modeling. The Center provides a forum for the scholarly exchange of ideas across disciplines of economics, statistics, applied mathematics, actuarial science and scientific computation through distinguished lectures, seminars, conferences, scholarly meetings, and publications.

For more information please see http://cfmar.pstat.ucsb.edu and http://pstat.ucsb.edu.

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 strongly 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/JPF01887

Review will begin immediately after December 15, 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.

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.

More information about this recruitment: https://www.pstat.ucsb.edu/about/employment

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Document requirements

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Statement of Research
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - The department strongly encourages all applicants to submit a Statement of Contributions to Diversity addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and service.
  • Optional Documents - In this field, you may submit any other documentation that you would like the Search Committee to consider. (Optional)

Reference requirements

  • 3-5 letters of reference required

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.


Teaching Fellows in Data Science

The Department of Statistics and Applied Probability at UC Santa Barbara is inviting qualified candidates to apply for Teaching Fellows in Data Science positions for the 2021-22 academic year, with a start date of July 1, 2021. The positions come with the possibility of 2 years renewal for a potential total of up to three years.

This search is linked to the campus Data Science Initiative (https://datascience.ucsb.edu) and we seek candidates who will teach and contribute to curricular development of our data science offerings, as well as research with cognate PSTAT research groups. UCSB has a robust and growing Data Science community, including an NSF Data Science Corps grant and multiple related undergraduate degree pathways. The appointment would be made at the Visiting Assistant Professor level and carry a teaching load of 3 quarter-length courses/year, focusing on upper-division courses in data science, including but not limited to statistical learning, big data analytics, data mining, and data science concepts.

Applicants must have completed all requirements for a PhD (or equivalent) except the dissertation, in Statistics, Data Science 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 faculty and graduate students in Statistics & Applied Probability. For more information please see http://www.pstat.ucsb.edu.

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 diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service as appropriate to the position.

Interested candidates should apply electronically by submitting a 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). We strongly encourage applicants to submit an optional 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/JPF01939

Those interested are encouraged to submit the following for consideration:

Review will begin immediately after February 17, 2021 and continue until positions are filled.

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.

More information about this recruitment: https://www.pstat.ucsb.edu/about/employment

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Document requirements

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Statement of Research
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. (Optional)
  • Optional Documents - In this field, you may submit any other documentation that you would like the Search Committee to consider. (Optional)

Reference requirements

  • 3-5 letters of reference required