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Visiting Faculty Position (VAP) - Statistics/Applied Probability/Actuarial Science

Recruitment Period

Open date: January 22nd, 2018
Last review date: June 15th, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: June 30th, 2018
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 of Statistics and Applied Probability at UC Santa Barbara is searching for qualified candidates for visiting faculty positions in Statistics, Applied Probability and Actuarial Science for the 2018-2019 academic year (with possibility of renewal).

A full year appointment carries a teaching load of 5 one-quarter courses per year. Departmental teaching includes upper-division undergraduate courses in probability, statistics, regression, time-series, design of experiments, and stochastic processes.Candidates with a background in financial mathematics (especially stochastic games, computational finance, commodity markets and systemic risk) and actuarial science (especially longevity modeling, and healthcare applications) are particularly encouraged to apply.

Applicants must demonstrate or show strong promise for undergraduate teaching, research and interaction with faculty at UC Santa Barbara. In particular, we seek applicants able to engage with in research in Statistics, our new research group in Data Science, or the Center for Financial Mathematics and Actuarial Research (

Qualifications: Have a PhD in Mathematics, Statistics, or related field by the time of employment.

Interested candidates should apply by submitting CV, a statement of current and planned research, a teaching statement, and have three letters of reference sent (at least one letter should describe teaching accomplishments). Also, submit the required cover letter.

The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.Materials should be electronically submitted via UC Recruit:

For primary consideration, complete all application requirements on or before February 4, 2018. Positions are open until 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.

Job location

Santa Barbara, CA


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. (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required

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