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Lecturer in Statistics and Applied Probability

Position overview

Position duration: 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.

Application Window

Open date: November 1st, 2021

Next review date: Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

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 & 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.

The University 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


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Applicants must must possess a post-graduate degree (Master's or higher, or equivalent) in Mathematics, Statistics or a closely related field at the time of application.

Preferred qualifications

Documented experience (at least 1 year of lecturing experience) in teaching Statistics or a related field at the college level. A PhD (or equivalent) by the time of appointment.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching - Teaching evaluations, where available, should also be submitted as part of the Teaching Statement.

  • 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

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.

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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: 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.

Job location

Santa Barbara, CA