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

Position overview

Position duration: The positions come with the possibility of 2 years renewal for a potential total of up to three years.

Application Window

Open date: November 1st, 2021

Most recent review date: Sunday, May 15, 2022 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: Wednesday, Aug 31, 2022 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.

Position description

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.

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

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

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.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

PhD (or equivalent) by the time of appointment.

Preferred qualifications

Successful applicants will demonstrate or show strong promise for undergraduate teaching, collaborative research and synergies with UCSB Statistics and Applied Probability faculty.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter - Applicants interested in one of two areas should indicate the corresponding acronym (STDS, FMAR) in the Cover Letter submitted on UC Recruit

  • 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.
    (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

Applicants should provide the names and contact information for 3-5 references and must request letters of reference within the system in order to complete application requirements.

Apply link: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF02043

Help contact: mso@pstat.ucsb.edu

Campus Information

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.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/SARS-CoV-2_Covid-19. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.