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

Recruitment Period

Open date: October 8th, 2019

Last review date: Friday, Sep 18, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Friday, Oct 30, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Department continues to seek excellent candidates for visiting assistant professor positions for 2020-21 and we anticipate 1-2 additional hires. We are especially interested in candidates in the area of Data Science, to teach 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.

Please see the additional review date(s) for upcoming application deadlines.

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 (

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:

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

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.

Job location

Santa Barbara, CA

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Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required