Open Positions in the Department of Statistics

Chair and Professor

The University of Pittsburgh’s Dietrich School of Arts and Science is seeking applications for chair of the Department of Statistics beginning January 2018. The appointment would be as a tenured full professor.

Candidates should have achieved outstanding research recognition in modern areas of statistics, established interests in interdisciplinary research, relevant administrative experience, and a thoughtful vision of the future of statistics in the ”big data” environment. An exceptional candidate will provide leadership for the department in achieving its research and educational strategic goals, mentoring junior faculty, and adeptly representing the department throughout the university. Candidates must have a PhD in statistics, biostatistics, or related field and a demonstrated record of scholarship, funded research, teaching, and service commensurate with a tenured appointment at the University of Pittsburgh. (This position is subject to final budgetary approval.)

The department has nine tenure-stream faculty, two senior lecturers, and is recruiting for two more lecturers. There are more than thirty graduate students and very active undergraduate majors and minors programs. The department has close ties to the Department of Biostatistics in the Graduate School of Public Health, the Department of Psychiatry in the School of Medicine, and a number of departments within the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences. The University of Pittsburgh has made a strategic commitment to furthering its research infrastructure for data science and also fostering its instructional programs in data science. The newly restructured School of Computing and Information and the Department of Statistics are collaborating in these developments. The University of Pittsburgh is ranked nationally as ninth in science and engineering research funding and fifth in NIH funding.

Informal inquiries about this position may be directed to Professor Allan Sampson, interim chair, at asampson@pitt.edu. Applicants should submit a detailed cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of four references. This material should be sent to StatChairSearch@pitt.edu. Review of applications will begin January 6, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

 

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Open Adjunct Faculty Positions

The Department of Statistics at the University of Pittsburgh invites inquiries and applications for adjunct faculty positions for teaching one or more courses on a part-time basis.

Candidates will be expected to teach a semester-long introductory undergraduate statistics course or a course in statistical practice that is based on the applicant’s specialty and experience in any domain of statistical applications. For introductory teaching, extensive support materials are available.

Minimum qualifications include a master’s degree in statistics or related field. Appropriate professional experience and/or a doctorate are preferred.

For additional information, please contact Sungkyu Jung at sungkyu@pitt.edu. To apply, submit a cover letter and a curriculum vitae to Professor Jung at the above address.

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Lecturer Positions

The University of Pittsburgh’s Dietrich School of Arts and Science is seeking applications for two lecturer positions in the Department of Statistics beginning September 2017. Both these positions are outside the tenure stream with the expectation of rolling multiyear contract renewals for successful lecturers.

Candidates must have a PhD in statistics, biostatistics, or related field and a demonstrated talent for teaching undergraduate statistics courses and possibly applied masters courses. Lecturers are involved in advising undergraduate students, mentoring graduate teaching assistants, course development, and other administrative and scientific activities for the department’s functioning and growth. The candidate is expected to have knowledge about the breadth of statistics and its interface with other disciplines. There is the possibility that an applicant with exceptional qualifications can be appointed as a senior lecturer. The normal teaching load is three courses in each term. Several years after appointment, reductions in teaching may be possible depending on the approved non-instructional activities supported by a lecturer. (This position is subject to final budgetary approval.)

The department currently has nine tenure-stream faculty and two senior lecturers. There are more than thirty graduate students and very active undergraduate majors and minors programs. The department has close ties to the Department of Biostatistics in the Graduate School of Public Health, the Department of Psychiatry in the School of Medicine, and a number of departments within the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences. The University of Pittsburgh has made a strategic commitment to furthering its research infrastructure for data science and also fostering its instructional programs in data science. The newly restructured School of Computing and Information and the Department of Statistics are collaborating in these developments. The University of Pittsburgh is ranked nationally as ninth in science and engineering research funding and fifth in NIH funding.

Informal inquiries about this position may be directed to Professor Allan Sampson, interim chair, at asampson@pitt.edu. Applicants should submit a detailed cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and letters from four references. This material should be e-mailed to StatLecturerSearch@pitt.edu. Review of applications will begin December 9, 2016, and will continue until the positions are filled.  

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